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Great Northern Beans review: 49 facts and highlights

Great Northern Beans
Great Northern Beans

Why is Great Northern Beans better than the average?

  • more vitamin B6 per 100g
    0.45mgvs0.34mg
  • more ash per 100g
    3.93gvs3.33g
  • more carbohydrates per 100g
    62.37gvs51.8g
  • more dietary fiber per 100g
    20.2gvs16.48g
  • more calcium content per 100g
    175mgvs139.89mg
  • more magnesium per 100g
    189mgvs179.27mg
  • more phosphorus per 100g
    447mgvs373.19mg
  • more potassium per 100g
    1387mgvs1133.38mg

Top nutrition facts and health benefits

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General values

1. more food energy (kJ) per 100g

1419kJ

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).

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Spanish Peanuts

2386kJ

2. more proteins per 100g

21.86g

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

Best

Soybeans

36.49g

3. more lipids per 100g

1.14g

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.

Best

Spanish Peanuts

49.6g

4. more dietary fiber per 100g

20.2g

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.

Best

Winged Beans

25.9g

5. higher water content per 100g

10.7g

Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

Best

Tofu (Regular)

84.55g

6. more food energy (kcal) per 100g

339kcal

The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

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Valencia Peanuts

570kcal

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Sugars

1. more carbohydrates per 100g

62.37g

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.

Best

Pink Beans

64.19g

2. smaller amount of sugars per 100g

2.26g

The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.

Best

Tofu (Regular)

0.62g

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Minerals

1. more copper per 100g

0.84mg

Copper is an essential trace mineral that helps in the formation of collagen and elastin, which are essential for tissue and bone integrity.

Best

Winged Beans

2.88mg

2. more ash per 100g

3.93g

The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).

Best

Soybeans

4.87g

3. more calcium content per 100g

175mg

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg per day.

Best

Tofu (Firm)

683mg

4. more iron content per 100g

5.47mg

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.

Best

Soybeans

15.7mg

5. more magnesium per 100g

189mg

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.

Best

Mothbeans

381mg

6. more phosphorus per 100g

447mg

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.

Best

Soybeans

704mg

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Vitamins

1. more vitamin B6 per 100g

0.45mg

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.

Best

Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans, Bengal Gram)

0.54mg

2. more vitamin C per 100g

5.3mg

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.

Best

Pinto Beans

6.3mg

3. more thiamin per 100g

0.65mg

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

Best

Hyacinth Beans

1.13mg

4. more riboflavin per 100g

0.24mg

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.

Best

Soybeans

0.87mg

5. more niacin per 100g

1.96mg

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.

Best

Spanish Peanuts

15.93mg

6. more pantothenic acid per 100g

1.1mg

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.

Best

Valencia Peanuts

1.81mg

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Amino acids

1. more proline per 100g

0.93g

Proline is a non-essential amino acid that is important for collagen formation, tissue repair, a healthy skin and joint function. It also plays an important role in combating hardening of the arteries, which causes heart diseases.

Best

Soybeans

2.38g

2. more glycine per 100g

0.85g

Glycine, a non-essential amino acid, is needed to build proteins, RNA, DNA and to produce hormones nucleic acids and bile acids. It helps absorbing calcium, retarding degeneration of muscles, promoting a strong immune system.

Best

Soybeans

1.88g

3. more glutamic acid per 100g

3.33g

Glutamic acid or glutamate is primarily used by the brain as it is a neurotransmitter. It helps to excite the brain and to maintain normal brain function by removing excess ammonia, inhibiting proper brain functioning, and then convert it to glutamine.

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Lupins

8.69g

4. more tryptophan per 100g

0.26g

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that the body needs for growth, for creating the sleep hormone melatonin, the neurotransmitter serotonin and for the synthesis of vitamin B3.

Best

Winged Beans

0.76g

5. more threonine per 100g

0.92g

Threonine is an essential amino acid that helps promote normal growth of the body. It also helps various systems in the body like cardiovascular, liver, nervous and immune system.

Best

Soybeans

1.77g

6. more isoleucine per 100g

0.96g

Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, important for the the synthesis of hemoglobin, the regulation and stabilization of blood sugars and energy levels, and tissue repair.

Best

Soybeans

1.97g

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