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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 Iron +221%
Contains more Calcium +180.9%
Contains more Potassium +823%
Contains more Magnesium +190.8%
Contains more Copper +531.5%
Contains more Zinc +211.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +148%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Iron +221%
Contains more Calcium +180.9%
Contains more Potassium +823%
Contains more Magnesium +190.8%
Contains more Copper +531.5%
Contains more Zinc +211.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +148%

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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 4% 6% 5% 0% 27% 0% 0% 17%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 16% 7% 11% 0% 156% 54% 43% 115% 89% 0% 23% 469%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
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 Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.348g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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