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Lentil vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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
Lentil
1
:
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Iron +102.4%
Contains more Calcium +594.7%
Contains more Potassium +237.7%
Contains more Magnesium +425%
Contains more Copper +274.9%
Contains more Zinc +111%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.9%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Iron +102.4%
Contains more Calcium +594.7%
Contains more Potassium +237.7%
Contains more Magnesium +425%
Contains more Copper +274.9%
Contains more Zinc +111%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.9%

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
Lentil
0
:
Contains more Vitamin C +220%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin E +363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +219.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +199.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%
Contains more Folate, total +245.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +220%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin E +363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +219.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +199.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%
Contains more Folate, total +245.3%

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
20
Lentil
66
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
88
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
54%
Lentil
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
63%
Mung bean
Fats
2%
Lentil
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.
Lentil Mung bean
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index 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
Lentil 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 richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sugars (difference - 4.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.295g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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 Lentil Mung bean Opinion
Calories 116 347 Mung bean
Protein 9.02 23.86 Mung bean
Fats 0.38 1.15 Mung bean
Vitamin C 1.5 4.8 Mung bean
Carbs 20.13 62.62 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 6.74 Mung bean
Calcium 19 132 Mung bean
Potassium 369 1246 Mung bean
Magnesium 36 189 Mung bean
Sugars 1.8 6.6 Mung bean
Fiber 7.9 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 0.251 0.941 Mung bean
Zinc 1.27 2.68 Mung bean
Starch
Phosphorus 180 367 Mung bean
Sodium 2 15 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 114 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.11 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.621 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.233 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 1.06 2.251 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 0.638 1.91 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.382 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 9 Mung bean
Folate, total 181 625 Mung bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.348 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.161 Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.384 Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.081 0.26 Mung bean
Threonine 0.323 0.782 Mung bean
Isoleucine 0.39 1.008 Mung bean
Leucine 0.654 1.847 Mung bean
Lysine 0.63 1.664 Mung bean
Methionine 0.077 0.286 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 0.445 1.443 Mung bean
Valine 0.448 1.237 Mung bean
Histidine 0.254 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. Lentil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172421/nutrients
  2. Mung bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174256/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.