Fava Beans
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Fava Beans: 58 facts and highlights

1. more copper per 100g

Copper is an essential trace mineral that helps in the formation of collagen and elastin, which are essential for tissue and bone integrity.
0.82mg
Winged Beans: 2.88mg

2. more vitamin A (IU) per 100g

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that comes in various forms. It is primarily important in maintaining healthy vision and the development of bones, soft tissues and skin. IU (International Units) is the unit of measurement that almost all food labels use.
53IU
Tofu (Firm): 166IU

3. more food energy (kJ) per 100g

The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
1425kJ
Spanish Peanuts: 2386kJ

4. more proteins per 100g

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.
26.12g
Soybeans: 36.49g

5. more lipids per 100g

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.
1.53g
Spanish Peanuts: 49.6g

6. more ash per 100g

The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).
3.08g
Soybeans: 4.87g

7. more carbohydrates per 100g

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.
58.29g
Pink Beans: 64.19g

8. more dietary fiber per 100g

Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.
25g
Winged Beans: 25.9g

9. more genistein content per 100g

Genistein is phytoestrogen found in plants. It helps regulate cholesterol levels and contributes to maintaining a healthy bone structure.
0.15mg
Soybeans: 81.35mg

10. more calcium content per 100g

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg per day.
103mg
Tofu (Firm): 683mg

11. more iron content per 100g

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.
6.7mg
Soybeans: 15.7mg

12. more magnesium per 100g

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.
192mg
Mothbeans: 381mg

13. more phosphorus per 100g

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.
421mg
Soybeans: 704mg

14. more potassium per 100g

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.
1062mg
Soybeans: 1797mg

15. more sodium per 100g

Sodium helps regulate the water level in the cells, especially in the kidneys. The amount of sodium consumed also influences blood pressure.
13mg
Catjang Cowpeas: 58mg

16. more zinc per 100g

Zinc plays an important part in cell division and in strengthening the immune system.
3.14mg
Hyacinth Beans: 9.3mg

17. higher water content per 100g

Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.
10.98g
Tofu (Regular): 84.55g

18. more manganese per 100g

Manganese is a trace mineral that assists in bone formation, skin integrity and assists the enzymes that control blood sugar.
1.63mg
Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans, Bengal Gram): 21.31mg

19. more selenium per 100g

Selenium is an important mineral with antioxidant properties. It helps the body's detoxification system and strengthens the immune system.
8.2µg
Pinto Beans: 27.9µg

20. more vitamin C per 100g

Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.
1.4mg
Pinto Beans: 6.3mg

21. more thiamin per 100g

Thiamin (vitamin B1) assists the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy. It is commonly found in grain-based foods like bread and cereals.
0.56mg
Hyacinth Beans: 1.13mg

22. more riboflavin per 100g

Ribolflavin (vitamin B2) is one of the most important vitamins from the B complex series. It is necessary for breaking down carbohydrates and for processing amino acids and fats.
0.33mg
Soybeans: 0.87mg

23. more niacin per 100g

Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.
2.83mg
Spanish Peanuts: 15.93mg

24. more pantothenic acid per 100g

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) in the body. Like all B vitamins, it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. It also contributes to maintaining the health of the nervous system.
0.98mg
Valencia Peanuts: 1.81mg

25. more vitamin B6 per 100g

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is needed for the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. It's essential for absorbing vitamin B12 and takes part in the production of red blood cells, various cells of the immune system and in the formation of myelin, which protects nerve cells from damage.
0.37mg
Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans, Bengal Gram): 0.54mg

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