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Cereal vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cereal and Mung bean different?

  • Cereal is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A and Zinc, while Mung bean is higher in Copper, Fiber and Phosphorus.
  • Cereal covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 472% more than Mung bean.
  • Cereal contains 136 times more Vitamin A than Mung bean. Cereal contains 814µg of Vitamin A, while Mung bean contains 6µg.

Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) and Mung beans, mature seeds, raw types were 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
Cereal
2
:
Contains more Iron +405.3%
Contains more Zinc +183.6%
Contains more Calcium +1220%
Contains more Potassium +1086.7%
Contains more Magnesium +894.7%
Contains more Copper +586.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +376.6%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1278% 3% 10% 14% 46% 208% 33% 104%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Contains more Iron +405.3%
Contains more Zinc +183.6%
Contains more Calcium +1220%
Contains more Potassium +1086.7%
Contains more Magnesium +894.7%
Contains more Copper +586.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +376.6%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%

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
Cereal
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +702.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2349.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +912.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1560.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1215.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1467%
Contains more Vitamin E +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +745.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 129% 168% 2% 0% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
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 C +702.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2349.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +912.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1560.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1215.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1467%
Contains more Vitamin E +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +745.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
393
Cereal
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
212
Cereal
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
36%
Cereal
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
63%
Mung bean
Fats
5%
Cereal
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.
Cereal Mung bean
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cereal 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 Sugars?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sugars (difference - 3.75g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sodium (difference - 780mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.088g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Cereal Mung bean Opinion
Calories 378 347 Cereal
Protein 6.06 23.86 Mung bean
Fats 1.08 1.15 Mung bean
Vitamin C 38.5 4.8 Cereal
Carbs 86.85 62.62 Cereal
Cholesterol 0 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Mung bean
Iron 34.06 6.74 Cereal
Calcium 10 132 Mung bean
Potassium 105 1246 Mung bean
Magnesium 19 189 Mung bean
Sugars 10.35 6.6 Mung bean
Fiber 1.4 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 0.137 0.941 Mung bean
Zinc 7.6 2.68 Cereal
Starch
Phosphorus 77 367 Mung bean
Sodium 795 15 Mung bean
Vitamin A 2792 114 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 Mung bean
Vitamin B1 6.288 0.621 Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87 0.233 Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62 2.251 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226 1.91 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 5.986 0.382 Cereal
Vitamin B12 0 Mung bean
Vitamin K 0 9 Mung bean
Folate 625 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.26 0.348 Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204 0.161 Cereal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354 0.384 Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.066 0.26 Mung bean
Threonine 0.241 0.782 Mung bean
Isoleucine 0.26 1.008 Mung bean
Leucine 0.767 1.847 Mung bean
Lysine 0.113 1.664 Mung bean
Methionine 0.13 0.286 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 0.365 1.443 Mung bean
Valine 0.344 1.237 Mung bean
Histidine 0.162 0.695 Mung bean
Fructose 0.26 Cereal

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. 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.