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Barley vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Barley and Mung bean

  • Barley has more Selenium, Manganese, and Vitamin B3, however Mung bean has more Folate, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Mung bean is 152% higher.
  • Mung bean has 5 times less Selenium than Barley. Barley has 37.7µg of Selenium, while Mung bean has 8.2µg.

Food types used in this article are Barley, hulled 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 -20%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +87.2%
Contains more Magnesium +42.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Copper +89%
Equal in Zinc - 2.68
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +87.2%
Contains more Magnesium +42.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Copper +89%
Equal in Zinc - 2.68

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
Barley
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Contains more Vitamin E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +577.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Folate +3189.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.621
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 6%
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 +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +577.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Folate +3189.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.621

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.
Barley Mung bean
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Mung bean Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 46.32g Barley
Protein 12.48g 23.86g Mung bean
Fats 2.3g 1.15g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 62.62g Barley
Calories 354kcal 347kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.8g 6.6g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 16.3g Barley
Calcium 33mg 132mg Mung bean
Iron 3.6mg 6.74mg Mung bean
Magnesium 133mg 189mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 264mg 367mg Mung bean
Potassium 452mg 1246mg Mung bean
Sodium 12mg 15mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 2.68mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.941mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 22IU 114IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.51mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 4.8mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.621mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.233mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 2.251mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 1.91mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.382mg Mung bean
Folate 19µg 625µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 9µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.26mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.424mg 0.782mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 0.456mg 1.008mg Mung bean
Leucine 0.848mg 1.847mg Mung bean
Lysine 0.465mg 1.664mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.24mg 0.286mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 1.443mg Mung bean
Valine 0.612mg 1.237mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.281mg 0.695mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.348g Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.161g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.384g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley 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
36
Barley
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
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
75%
Barley
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
63%
Mung bean
Fats
11%
Barley
5%
Mung bean

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.134g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170283/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.