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Cashew vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cashew and Mung bean?

  • Cashew is higher in Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium, and Selenium, yet Mung bean is higher in Folate, Fiber, and Vitamin B5.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 150% more.
  • Cashew has 22 times more Saturated Fat than Mung bean. While Cashew has 7.783g of Saturated Fat, Mung bean has only 0.348g.

We used Nuts, cashew nuts, 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
Cashew
5
:
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +133.3%
Contains more Zinc +115.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +256.8%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Equal in Iron - 6.74
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 251% 12% 59% 209% 732% 158% 255% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +133.3%
Contains more Zinc +115.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +256.8%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Equal in Iron - 6.74

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
Cashew
3
:
Contains more Vitamin E +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +278.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +860%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +301.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.1%
Contains more Folate +2400%
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 2% 0% 19% 0% 106% 14% 20% 52% 97% 0% 86% 19%
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 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +278.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +860%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +301.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.1%
Contains more Folate +2400%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382

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
34
Cashew
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
209
Cashew
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
109%
Cashew
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
30%
Cashew
63%
Mung bean
Fats
202%
Cashew
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.
Cashew Mung bean
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cashew 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 lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.435g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cashew
Cashew contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cashew Mung bean Opinion
Calories 553 347 Cashew
Protein 18.22 23.86 Mung bean
Fats 43.85 1.15 Cashew
Vitamin C 0.5 4.8 Mung bean
Carbs 30.19 62.62 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.68 6.74 Mung bean
Calcium 37 132 Mung bean
Potassium 660 1246 Mung bean
Magnesium 292 189 Cashew
Sugar 5.91 6.6 Cashew
Fiber 3.3 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 2.195 0.941 Cashew
Zinc 5.78 2.68 Cashew
Starch 23.49 Cashew
Phosphorus 593 367 Cashew
Sodium 12 15 Cashew
Vitamin A 0 114 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.9 0.51 Cashew
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.423 0.621 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.233 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 1.062 2.251 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 0.864 1.91 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.417 0.382 Cashew
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 34.1 9 Cashew
Folate 25 625 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 Cashew
Saturated Fat 7.783 0.348 Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 23.797 0.161 Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 7.845 0.384 Cashew
Tryptophan 0.287 0.26 Cashew
Threonine 0.688 0.782 Mung bean
Isoleucine 0.789 1.008 Mung bean
Leucine 1.472 1.847 Mung bean
Lysine 0.928 1.664 Mung bean
Methionine 0.362 0.286 Cashew
Phenylalanine 0.951 1.443 Mung bean
Valine 1.094 1.237 Mung bean
Histidine 0.456 0.695 Mung bean
Fructose 0.05 Cashew

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. Cashew - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170162/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.