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Lentil vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Lentil and Mung bean

  • Mung bean is richer than Lentil in Folate, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B5, and Manganese.
  • Mung bean covers your daily Folate needs 111% more than Lentil.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Mung beans, mature seeds, raw.

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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%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
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
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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 +245.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 5% 1% 3% 0% 43% 17% 20% 39% 42% 0% 5% 136%
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 +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 +245.3%

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
26
Lentil
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
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
54%
Lentil
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
63%
Mung bean
Fats
2%
Lentil
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.
Lentil Mung bean
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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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 is lower in Sugar?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Sugar (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 - 2)
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

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
Sugar 1.8 6.6 Lentil
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 181 625 Mung bean
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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to 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

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.