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Cranberry bean vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cranberry bean and Mung bean different?

  • Cranberry bean is higher in Fiber, Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Selenium, however Mung bean is richer in Vitamin B5, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Cranberry bean is 34% higher.
  • Cranberry bean contains 2 times more Selenium than Mung bean. While Cranberry bean contains 12.7µg of Selenium, Mung bean contains only 8.2µg.

Beans, cranberry (roman), mature seeds, raw and Mung beans, mature seeds, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Zinc +35.4%
Contains more Iron +34.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.2%
Contains more Copper +18.5%
Equal in Calcium - 132
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Equal in Potassium - 1246
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 188% 112% 160% 118% 1% 99% 265%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +35.4%
Contains more Iron +34.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.2%
Contains more Copper +18.5%
Equal in Calcium - 132
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Equal in Potassium - 1246

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 B1 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +155.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.233
Equal in Folate - 625
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 0% 187% 50% 28% 45% 72% 453% 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 B1 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +155.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.233
Equal in Folate - 625

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cranberry bean Mung bean Opinion
Net carbs 35.35g 46.32g Mung bean
Protein 23.03g 23.86g Mung bean
Fats 1.23g 1.15g Cranberry bean
Carbs 60.05g 62.62g Mung bean
Calories 335kcal 347kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 6.6g Cranberry bean
Fiber 24.7g 16.3g Cranberry bean
Calcium 127mg 132mg Mung bean
Iron 5mg 6.74mg Mung bean
Magnesium 156mg 189mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 372mg 367mg Cranberry bean
Potassium 1332mg 1246mg Cranberry bean
Sodium 6mg 15mg Cranberry bean
Zinc 3.63mg 2.68mg Cranberry bean
Copper 0.794mg 0.941mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 2IU 114IU Mung bean
Vitamin E mg 0.51mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 4.8mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.747mg 0.621mg Cranberry bean
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.233mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 1.455mg 2.251mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 0.748mg 1.91mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.309mg 0.382mg Mung bean
Folate 604µg 625µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 9µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.273mg 0.26mg Cranberry bean
Threonine 0.969mg 0.782mg Cranberry bean
Isoleucine 1.017mg 1.008mg Cranberry bean
Leucine 1.838mg 1.847mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.58mg 1.664mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.346mg 0.286mg Cranberry bean
Phenylalanine 1.245mg 1.443mg Mung bean
Valine 1.205mg 1.237mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.641mg 0.695mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.316g 0.348g Cranberry bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.106g 0.161g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.527g 0.384g Cranberry bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cranberry bean 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
69
Cranberry bean
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
122
Cranberry 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
138%
Cranberry bean
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
60%
Cranberry bean
63%
Mung bean
Fats
6%
Cranberry bean
5%
Mung bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Cranberry bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175189/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.