White Beans vs. Lima Beans

Nutrition comparison of White Beans and Lima Beans


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in white beans and lima beans:

  • Both lima beans and white beans are high in calories, dietary fiber, iron and potassium.
  • Lima bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B6.
  • Lima bean is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
  • White bean is an excellent source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of white beans and lima beans 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: White Beans (Beans, white, mature seeds, canned) and Lima Beans (Lima beans, immature seeds, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both lima beans and white beans are high in calories. Lima bean is very similar to lima bean for calories - lima bean has 113 calories per 100 grams and white bean has 114 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, white beans is lighter in fat and similar to lima beans for protein and carbs. White beans has a macronutrient ratio of 25:73:2 and for lima beans, 24:70:7 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

White Beans Lima Beans
Protein 25% 24%
Carbohydrates 73% 70%
Fat 2% 7%
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carbohydrates

Lima beans and white beans contain similar amounts carbs - lima bean has 20.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and white bean has 21.2g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both lima beans and white beans are high in dietary fiber. Lima bean is very similar to white bean for dietary fiber - lima bean has 4.9g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and white bean has 4.8g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Lima beans and white beans contain similar amounts of sugar - lima bean has 1.5g of sugar per 100 grams and white bean has 0.29g of sugar.



Protein

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Lima beans and white beans contain similar amounts of protein - lima bean has 6.8g of protein per 100 grams and white bean has 7.3g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both lima beans and white beans are low in saturated fat - lima bean has 0.2g of saturated fat per 100 grams and white bean has 0.07g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Lima bean is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has more Vitamin C than white bean - lima bean has 23.4mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and white bean does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Lima bean has more Vitamin A than white bean - lima bean has 10ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and white bean does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Lima beans and white beans contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - lima bean has 0.32mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and white bean has 0.79mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Lima beans and white beans contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - lima bean has 5.6ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and white bean has 2.9ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

White Beans Lima Beans
Thiamin 0.096 MG 0.217 MG
Riboflavin 0.037 MG 0.103 MG
Niacin 0.113 MG 1.474 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.185 MG 0.247 MG
Vitamin B6 0.075 MG 0.204 MG
Folate 65 UG 34 UG

Minerals

calcium

White bean is an excellent source of calcium and it has 115% more calcium than lima bean - lima bean has 34mg of calcium per 100 grams and white bean has 73mg of calcium.

iron

Both lima beans and white beans are high in iron. Lima bean has a little more iron (5%) than white bean by weight - lima bean has 3.1mg of iron per 100 grams and white bean has 3mg of iron.

potassium

Both lima beans and white beans are high in potassium. Lima bean is very similar to white bean for potassium - lima bean has 467mg of potassium per 100 grams and white bean has 454mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

White Beans Lima Beans
alpha linoleic acid 0.056 G 0.136 G
Total 0.056 G 0.136 G

omega 6s

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

White Beans Lima Beans
linoleic acid 0.067 G 0.283 G
Total 0.067 G 0.283 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: White Beans (Beans, white, mature seeds, canned) and Lima Beans (Lima beans, immature seeds, raw) .

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