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Kidney bean vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Kidney bean and Mung bean?

  • Kidney bean is higher in Fiber, Iron, Vitamin K and Phosphorus, yet Mung bean is higher in Folate, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Selenium and Vitamin B1.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 58% more.
  • Kidney bean has 2 times more Vitamin K than Mung bean. While Kidney bean has 19µg of Vitamin K, Mung bean has only 9µg.

We used Beans, kidney, all types, mature seeds, raw and Mung beans, mature seeds, raw types 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
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Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Equal in Calcium - 132
Equal in Copper - 0.941
Equal in Zinc - 2.68
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 308% 43% 125% 100% 320% 77% 175% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Equal in Calcium - 132
Equal in Copper - 0.941
Equal in Zinc - 2.68
Equal in Phosphorus - 367

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 K +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +131.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.9%
Contains more Folate +58.6%
Equal in Vitamin C - 4.8
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.233
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.251
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 0% 5% 0% 133% 51% 39% 47% 92% 0% 48% 296%
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 K +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +131.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.9%
Contains more Folate +58.6%
Equal in Vitamin C - 4.8
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.233
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.251
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
60
Kidney bean
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
143
Kidney 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 the food
Protein
141%
Kidney bean
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
60%
Kidney bean
63%
Mung bean
Fats
4%
Kidney bean
5%
Mung bean

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Kidney bean Mung bean
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Kidney bean 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 contains less Sodium?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean contains less Sugars (difference - 4.37g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.228g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Kidney bean Mung bean Opinion
Calories 333 347 Mung bean
Protein 23.58 23.86 Mung bean
Fats 0.83 1.15 Mung bean
Vitamin C 4.5 4.8 Mung bean
Carbs 60.01 62.62 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.2 6.74 Kidney bean
Calcium 143 132 Kidney bean
Potassium 1406 1246 Kidney bean
Magnesium 140 189 Mung bean
Sugars 2.23 6.6 Kidney bean
Fiber 24.9 16.3 Kidney bean
Copper 0.958 0.941 Kidney bean
Zinc 2.79 2.68 Kidney bean
Starch
Phosphorus 407 367 Kidney bean
Sodium 24 15 Mung bean
Vitamin A 0 114 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.22 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.529 0.621 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.219 0.233 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.06 2.251 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 0.78 1.91 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.397 0.382 Kidney bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 19 9 Kidney bean
Folate 394 625 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.12 0.348 Kidney bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.161 Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.457 0.384 Kidney bean
Tryptophan 0.279 0.26 Kidney bean
Threonine 0.992 0.782 Kidney bean
Isoleucine 1.041 1.008 Kidney bean
Leucine 1.882 1.847 Kidney bean
Lysine 1.618 1.664 Mung bean
Methionine 0.355 0.286 Kidney bean
Phenylalanine 1.275 1.443 Mung bean
Valine 1.233 1.237 Mung bean
Histidine 0.656 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Kidney bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175193/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.