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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 Iron +87.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.1%
Contains more Copper +89%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Equal in Zinc - 2.68
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Iron +87.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.1%
Contains more Copper +89%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
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
4
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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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +577.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Contains more Folate +3189.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.621
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 12% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 0% 6% 15%
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 +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +577.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Contains more Folate +3189.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.621

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 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

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Barley Mung bean
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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