Lima Beans Nutritional Value And Analysis

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g

Amount per serving

Calories 106

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 1g %1

Saturated Fat 0g %0

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg %0

Sodium 8mg %0

Total Carbohydrate 20g %7

Dietary Fiber 5g %17

Total Sugars 1g

Protein 7g

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Calcium 34.0mg %2

Iron 3.1mg %17

Potassium 467mg %12

Phosphorus 136.0mg %13

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Vitamins in lima beans

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Vitamin B12 0.0µg %0

Vitamin E 0.3mg %2

Vitamin K 5.6µg %5

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.2mg %5

Vitamin A 209.0IU %7

Choline, total 40.0mg %7

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.1mg %8

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1.5mg %9

Vitamin B6 0.2mg %16

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.2mg %18

Vitamin C 23.4mg %26

Minerals in lima beans

Sodium 8.0mg %1

Calcium 34.0mg %3

Selenium 1.8µg %3

Zinc 0.8mg %6

Potassium 467.0mg %12

Phosphorus 136.0mg %14

Magnesium 58.0mg %14

Iron 3.1mg %17

Copper 0.3mg %35

Manganese 1.2mg %53

Amino Acids in lima beans

Methionine 0.1g %9

Leucine 0.5g %18

Lysine 0.5g %20

Valine 0.4g %22

Tyrosine 0.2g %23

Threonine 0.3g %26

Cystine 0.1g %27

Isoleucine 0.4g %29

Tryptophan 0.1g %30

Histidine 0.2g %31

Phenylalanine 0.3g %36

Fatty Acids in lima beans

DHA 0.00g %0

EPA 0.00g %0

DPA 0.00g %0

Omega-3 0.00g %0

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Macronutrients ratio

Carbohydrate Quality Score

Carbohydrates are made up of three components: fiber, starch, and sugar. Our score is based on Harvard research and our data analysis.

The Carbohydrate Quality Score of lima beans is 25.0/100 which makes it a excellent quality carbohydrate food.


Protein Completeness

A protein is called complete when, proportionally to its overall amino-acid content, it has enough of each essential amino acids.

Lima Beans has an incomplete source of protein.

amino acid mg/kg of BW mg/g of protein
Leucine 59 77
Lysine 45 65
Valine 39 61
Threonine 23 41
Isoleucine 30 63
Tryptophan 6 13
Histidine 15 33
Met+Cys 22 22
Phe+Tyr 30 80

Protein Energy Ratio

Improving the protein energy ratio of your diet can be an effective strategy of increasing your diet quality an may potentially lead to weight loss.

The protein energy ratio in lima beans is 2.7 which makes it a low P:E food.

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Energy density (ED)

Lowering the energy density of your food can be an effective strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity without focusing on calorie intake.

The energy density of lima beans is 1.1 which makes it a low energy density food.

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How nutritious is this food?

Micronutrients in lima beans as % of Recommended Daily Intake per serving.

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Nutrient Density Score for lima beans is 23/100 low).

The Nutrient Density Score tells you how much of the essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids you get per calorie. It helps you get the nutrients you need without consuming excess energy.

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Micronutrient Ratios

Advising the ratios of micronutrients in a complete diet maybe more informative than each single nutrient on its own. The table below shows major micronutrient ratios for lima beans

Nutrient Ratio Value Ideal Ratio
Omega6:Omega3 N/A <4
Zinc:Copper 2.45 <12
Potassium:Sodium 58.38 >2
Caclcium:Magnesium 0.59 <2
Iron:Copper 9.75 <15
Calcium:Phosphorus 0.25 >1.3

Satiety Score

Satiety Score is a mathematical prediction of satiety based on macronutrients and micronutrients analysis of 650,000+ days of food logs.

satiety 65%

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This food is insulinogenic with high insulin load.

Our insulinogenic formula determines the degree that food will raise your insulin levels in the short term.

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