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Couscous vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Couscous and Mung bean different?

  • Couscous is higher in Selenium, however Mung bean is richer in Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Manganese and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Mung bean is 153% higher.
  • Couscous contains 3 times more Selenium than Mung bean. While Couscous contains 27.5µg of Selenium, Mung bean contains only 8.2µg.

Couscous, cooked 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
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Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +1673.7%
Contains more Calcium +1550%
Contains more Potassium +2048.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2262.5%
Contains more Copper +2195.1%
Contains more Zinc +930.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +1568.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 3% 6% 6% 14% 8% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +1673.7%
Contains more Calcium +1550%
Contains more Potassium +2048.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2262.5%
Contains more Copper +2195.1%
Contains more Zinc +930.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +1568.2%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +292.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +885.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +763%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +129%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +414.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +649%
Contains more Vitamin K +8900%
Contains more Folate +4066.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 3% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 0% 1% 12%
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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +292.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +885.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +763%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +129%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +414.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +649%
Contains more Vitamin K +8900%
Contains more Folate +4066.7%

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
7
Couscous
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
7
Couscous
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
23%
Couscous
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
23%
Couscous
63%
Mung bean
Fats
1%
Couscous
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.
Couscous Mung bean
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Couscous 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 richer in minerals?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sugars (difference - 6.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.319g)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 Couscous Mung bean Opinion
Calories 112 347 Mung bean
Protein 3.79 23.86 Mung bean
Fats 0.16 1.15 Mung bean
Vitamin C 0 4.8 Mung bean
Carbs 23.22 62.62 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.38 6.74 Mung bean
Calcium 8 132 Mung bean
Potassium 58 1246 Mung bean
Magnesium 8 189 Mung bean
Sugars 0.1 6.6 Couscous
Fiber 1.4 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 0.041 0.941 Mung bean
Zinc 0.26 2.68 Mung bean
Starch
Phosphorus 22 367 Mung bean
Sodium 5 15 Couscous
Vitamin A 0 114 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.13 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.621 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.233 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 0.983 2.251 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 0.371 1.91 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.051 0.382 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 9 Mung bean
Folate 15 625 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.029 0.348 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.022 0.161 Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.384 Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.049 0.26 Mung bean
Threonine 0.1 0.782 Mung bean
Isoleucine 0.147 1.008 Mung bean
Leucine 0.259 1.847 Mung bean
Lysine 0.073 1.664 Mung bean
Methionine 0.059 0.286 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 0.184 1.443 Mung bean
Valine 0.162 1.237 Mung bean
Histidine 0.077 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. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/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.