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Mung bean vs Almond - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Mung bean and Almond

  • Mung bean is higher in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B6, however Almond is richer in Vitamin E , Vitamin B2, Manganese and Magnesium.
  • Almond's daily need coverage for Vitamin E is 167% higher.
  • Mung bean has 14 times more Folate than Almond. While Mung bean has 625µg of Folate, Almond has only 44µg.
  • Mung bean has less Saturated Fat.

The food types used in this comparison are Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Nuts, almonds.

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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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Almond
Contains more Iron +81.7%
Contains more Potassium +70%
Contains more Calcium +103.8%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Equal in Copper - 1.031
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 140% 81% 65% 193% 344% 86% 207% 1%
Contains more Iron +81.7%
Contains more Potassium +70%
Contains more Calcium +103.8%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Equal in Copper - 1.031

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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Almond
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +202.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +305.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1320.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +4925.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +388.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.7%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 513% 0% 52% 263% 68% 29% 32% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +202.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +305.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1320.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +4925.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +388.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.7%

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
82
Mung bean
82
Almond
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
139
Almond

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
143%
Mung bean
127%
Almond
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
22%
Almond
Fats
5%
Mung bean
230%
Almond

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.
Mung bean Almond
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Almond
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 - 3.454g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Almond
Almond contains less Sugars (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Almond
Almond contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Almond
Almond is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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 Mung bean Almond Opinion
Calories 347 579 Almond
Protein 23.86 21.15 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 49.93 Almond
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 21.55 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 3.71 Mung bean
Calcium 132 269 Almond
Potassium 1246 733 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 270 Almond
Sugars 6.6 4.35 Almond
Fiber 16.3 12.5 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 1.031 Almond
Zinc 2.68 3.12 Almond
Starch 0.72 Almond
Phosphorus 367 481 Almond
Sodium 15 1 Almond
Vitamin A 114 2 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 25.63 Almond
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.205 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 1.138 Almond
Vitamin B3 2.251 3.618 Almond
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.471 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.137 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 0 Mung bean
Folate 625 44 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0.015 Mung bean
Saturated Fat 0.348 3.802 Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 31.551 Almond
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 12.329 Almond
Tryptophan 0.26 0.211 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.601 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.751 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 1.473 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.568 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.157 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 1.132 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.855 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.539 Mung bean
Fructose 0.11 Almond

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. Mung bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174256/nutrients
  2. Almond - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170567/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.