Lima Beans vs. Red Bell Pepper

Nutrition comparison of Lima Beans and Red Bell Pepper


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of lima beans versus red bell pepper (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in lima beans and red bell pepper:

  • Both lima beans and red bell pepper are high in Vitamin C, dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Lima bean has more thiamin.
  • Lima bean has signficantly more protein than red bell pepper.
  • Lima bean is an excellent source of iron.
  • Red bell pepper has 70% less carbohydrates than lima bean.
  • Red bell pepper is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
Detailed nutritional comparison of lima beans and red bell pepper is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Lima Beans (Lima beans, immature seeds, raw) and Red Bell Pepper (Peppers, sweet, red, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Lima bean is high in calories and red bell pepper has 77% less calories than lima bean - lima bean has 113 calories per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 26 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, lima beans is heavier in protein, lighter in carbs and similar to red bell pepper for fat. Lima beans has a macronutrient ratio of 24:70:7 and for red bell pepper, 13:79:8 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Lima Beans Red Bell Pepper
Protein 24% 13%
Carbohydrates 70% 79%
Fat 7% 8%
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carbohydrates

Red bell pepper has 70% less carbohydrates than lima bean - lima bean has 20.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 6g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both lima beans and red bell pepper are high in dietary fiber. Lima bean has 133% more dietary fiber than red bell pepper - lima bean has 4.9g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 2.1g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Lima beans and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of sugar - lima bean has 1.5g of sugar per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 4.2g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Lima bean has signficantly more protein than red bell pepper - lima bean has 6.8g of protein per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 0.99g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both lima beans and red bell pepper are low in saturated fat - lima bean has 0.2g of saturated fat per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 0.06g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both lima beans and red bell pepper are high in Vitamin C. Red bell pepper has 446% more Vitamin C than lima bean - lima bean has 23.4mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 127.7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Red bell pepper is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 14 times more Vitamin A than lima bean - lima bean has 10ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 157ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Lima beans and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - lima bean has 0.32mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 1.6mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Lima beans and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - lima bean has 5.6ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 4.9ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Lima bean has more thiamin. Both lima beans and red bell pepper contain significant amounts of riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Lima Beans Red Bell Pepper
Thiamin 0.217 MG 0.054 MG
Riboflavin 0.103 MG 0.085 MG
Niacin 1.474 MG 0.979 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.247 MG 0.317 MG
Vitamin B6 0.204 MG 0.291 MG
Folate 34 UG 46 UG

Minerals

calcium

Lima bean has 386% more calcium than red bell pepper - lima bean has 34mg of calcium per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 7mg of calcium.

iron

Lima bean is an excellent source of iron and it has 630% more iron than red bell pepper - lima bean has 3.1mg of iron per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 0.43mg of iron.

potassium

Both lima beans and red bell pepper are high in potassium. Lima bean has 121% more potassium than red bell pepper - lima bean has 467mg of potassium per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 211mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Lima Beans Red Bell Pepper
beta-carotene 126 UG 1624 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 20 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 51 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, lima bean has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than red bell pepper per 100 grams.

Lima Beans Red Bell Pepper
alpha linoleic acid 0.136 G 0.056 G
Total 0.136 G 0.056 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, lima bean has more linoleic acid than red bell pepper per 100 grams.

Lima Beans Red Bell Pepper
linoleic acid 0.283 G 0.1 G
Total 0.283 G 0.1 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Lima Beans (Lima beans, immature seeds, raw) and Red Bell Pepper (Peppers, sweet, red, raw) .

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FAQ

Does lima beans or red bell pepper contain more calories in 100 grams?
Lima bean is high in calories and red bell pepper has 80% less calories than lima bean - lima bean has 113 calories in 100g and red bell pepper has 26 calories.

Does lima beans or red bell pepper have more carbohydrates?
By weight, red bell pepper has 70% fewer carbohydrates than lima bean - lima bean has 20.2g of carbs for 100g and red bell pepper has 6g of carbohydrates.

Does lima beans or red bell pepper contain more iron?
Lima bean is an abundant source of iron and it has 630% more iron than red bell pepper - lima bean has 3.1mg of iron in 100 grams and red bell pepper has 0.43mg of iron.

Does lima beans or red bell pepper contain more potassium?
Both lima beans and red bell pepper are high in potassium. Lima bean has 120% more potassium than red bell pepper - lima bean has 467mg of potassium in 100 grams and red bell pepper has 211mg of potassium.

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