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Amaranth grain vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Amaranth grain and Mung bean

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, and Zinc than Amaranth grain.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 151% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Amaranth grain, cooked and Mung beans, mature seeds, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Calcium +180.9%
Contains more Iron +221%
Contains more Magnesium +190.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +148%
Contains more Potassium +823%
Contains more Zinc +211.6%
Contains more Copper +531.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Calcium +180.9%
Contains more Iron +221%
Contains more Magnesium +190.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +148%
Contains more Potassium +823%
Contains more Zinc +211.6%
Contains more Copper +531.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin E +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4040%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +959.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +857.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +238.1%
Contains more Folate +2740.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 4% 6% 5% 0% 27% 17% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 11% 0% 16% 156% 54% 43% 115% 89% 469% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin E +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4040%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +959.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +857.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +238.1%
Contains more Folate +2740.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Amaranth grain Mung bean
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Mung bean Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 46.32g Mung bean
Protein 3.8g 23.86g Mung bean
Fats 1.58g 1.15g Amaranth grain
Carbs 18.69g 62.62g Mung bean
Calories 102kcal 347kcal Mung bean
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g 6.6g Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1g 16.3g Mung bean
Calcium 47mg 132mg Mung bean
Iron 2.1mg 6.74mg Mung bean
Magnesium 65mg 189mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 148mg 367mg Mung bean
Potassium 135mg 1246mg Mung bean
Sodium 6mg 15mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86mg 2.68mg Mung bean
Copper 0.149mg 0.941mg Mung bean
Vitamin A IU 114IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.51mg Mung bean
Vitamin D IU 0IU Mung bean
Vitamin D µg 0µg Mung bean
Vitamin C mg 4.8mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.621mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.233mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 2.251mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 mg 1.91mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.382mg Mung bean
Folate 22µg 625µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Mung bean
Vitamin K µg 9µg Mung bean
Tryptophan mg 0.26mg Mung bean
Threonine mg 0.782mg Mung bean
Isoleucine mg 1.008mg Mung bean
Leucine mg 1.847mg Mung bean
Lysine mg 1.664mg Mung bean
Methionine mg 0.286mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine mg 1.443mg Mung bean
Valine mg 1.237mg Mung bean
Histidine mg 0.695mg Mung bean
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g 0g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat g 0.348g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.161g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.384g Mung bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Mung bean
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
5
Amaranth grain
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
135
Mung bean

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
23%
Amaranth grain
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
63%
Mung bean
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
5%
Mung bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.348g)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Amaranth grain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170683/nutrients
  2. Mung bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174256/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.