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Bean vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Bean and Mung bean

  • Bean has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus, however Mung bean is richer in Folate, Vitamin B5, Iron, Vitamin B3, Choline, and Copper.
  • Bean's daily need coverage for Selenium is 36% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw 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
Bean
3
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Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains more Potassium +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +16.8%
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Zinc +17.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 189
Equal in Copper - 0.941
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 191% 126% 177% 123% 2% 63% 298%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains more Potassium +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +16.8%
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Zinc +17.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 189
Equal in Copper - 0.941

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
Bean
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +143.3%
Contains more Folate +19%
Contains more Vitamin K +60.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.233
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 21% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 394% 0% 14%
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 C +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +143.3%
Contains more Folate +19%
Contains more Vitamin K +60.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.233

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bean Mung bean Opinion
Net carbs 47.05g 46.32g Bean
Protein 21.42g 23.86g Mung bean
Fats 1.23g 1.15g Bean
Carbs 62.55g 62.62g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 347kcal
Starch 34.17g g Bean
Fructose 0g g Bean
Sugar 2.11g 6.6g Bean
Fiber 15.5g 16.3g Mung bean
Calcium 113mg 132mg Mung bean
Iron 5.07mg 6.74mg Mung bean
Magnesium 176mg 189mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 411mg 367mg Bean
Potassium 1393mg 1246mg Bean
Sodium 12mg 15mg Bean
Zinc 2.28mg 2.68mg Mung bean
Copper 0.893mg 0.941mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 0IU 114IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.51mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.3mg 4.8mg Bean
Vitamin B1 0.713mg 0.621mg Bean
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.233mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 1.174mg 2.251mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 0.785mg 1.91mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.474mg 0.382mg Bean
Folate 525µg 625µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.6µg 9µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.237mg 0.26mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.81mg 0.782mg Bean
Isoleucine 0.871mg 1.008mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.558mg 1.847mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.356mg 1.664mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.259mg 0.286mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.095mg 1.443mg Mung bean
Valine 0.998mg 1.237mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.556mg 0.695mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.235g 0.348g Bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.229g 0.161g Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407g 0.384g Bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bean Mung bean
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
70
Bean
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
126
Bean
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
129%
Bean
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Bean
63%
Mung bean
Fats
6%
Bean
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 glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bean
Bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.49g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bean
Bean contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bean
Bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.113g)
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)

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. Bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175199/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.