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Broad bean vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Broad bean and Mung bean

  • Broad bean has more Vitamin K, while Mung bean has more Folate, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Potassium.
  • Mung bean covers your daily need of Folate 119% more than Broad bean.
  • Broad bean contains 5 times more Vitamin K than Mung bean. While Broad bean contains 40.9µg of Vitamin K, Mung bean contains only 9µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beans, fava, in pod, 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
Contains more Calcium +256.8%
Contains more Iron +334.8%
Contains more Magnesium +472.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.5%
Contains more Potassium +275.3%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +168%
Contains more Copper +134.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Contains more Calcium +256.8%
Contains more Iron +334.8%
Contains more Magnesium +472.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.5%
Contains more Potassium +275.3%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +168%
Contains more Copper +134.1%

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 A +192.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +354.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +366.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +748.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.3%
Contains more Folate +322.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.251
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
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 A +192.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +354.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +366.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +748.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.3%
Contains more Folate +322.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.251

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Mung bean Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 46.32g Mung bean
Protein 7.92g 23.86g Mung bean
Fats 0.73g 1.15g Mung bean
Carbs 17.63g 62.62g Mung bean
Calories 88kcal 347kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.21g 6.6g Mung bean
Fiber 7.5g 16.3g Mung bean
Calcium 37mg 132mg Mung bean
Iron 1.55mg 6.74mg Mung bean
Magnesium 33mg 189mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 129mg 367mg Mung bean
Potassium 332mg 1246mg Mung bean
Sodium 25mg 15mg Mung bean
Zinc 1mg 2.68mg Mung bean
Copper 0.402mg 0.941mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 333IU 114IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg 0.51mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 4.8mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.621mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.233mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 2.251mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 1.91mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.382mg Mung bean
Folate 148µg 625µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg 9µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg 0.26mg Mung bean
Threonine mg 0.782mg Mung bean
Isoleucine mg 1.008mg Mung bean
Leucine mg 1.847mg Mung bean
Lysine mg 1.664mg Mung bean
Methionine mg 0.286mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine mg 1.443mg Mung bean
Valine mg 1.237mg Mung bean
Histidine mg 0.695mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.348g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 0.161g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 0.384g Mung bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broad 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
37
Broad bean
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad 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
48%
Broad bean
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
63%
Mung bean
Fats
3%
Broad bean
5%
Mung bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.23g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.