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Mung bean vs Arborio rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mung bean and Arborio rice

  • The amount of Folate, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Manganese, and Vitamin B6 in Mung bean is higher than in Arborio rice.
  • Mung bean covers your daily need of Folate 142% more than Arborio rice.
  • Mung bean contains 48 times more Potassium than Arborio rice. While Mung bean contains 1246mg of Potassium, Arborio rice contains only 26mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Rice, white, short-grain, enriched, cooked.

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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
Contains more Iron +361.6%
Contains more Calcium +13100%
Contains more Potassium +4692.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2262.5%
Contains more Copper +1206.9%
Contains more Zinc +570%
Contains more Phosphorus +1012.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 55% 1% 3% 6% 24% 11% 15% 0%
Contains more Iron +361.6%
Contains more Calcium +13100%
Contains more Potassium +4692.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2262.5%
Contains more Copper +1206.9%
Contains more Zinc +570%
Contains more Phosphorus +1012.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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 B1 +278.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1356.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +381.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +547.5%
Contains more Folate +959.3%
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% 0% 0% 0% 41% 4% 28% 24% 14% 0% 0% 45%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +278.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1356.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +381.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +547.5%
Contains more Folate +959.3%

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
82
Mung bean
13
Arborio rice
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
14
Arborio rice

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
143%
Mung bean
14%
Arborio rice
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
29%
Arborio rice
Fats
5%
Mung bean
1%
Arborio rice

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.
Mung bean Arborio rice
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Mung bean Arborio rice
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 - 38)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.297g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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 Mung bean Arborio rice Opinion
Calories 347 130 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 2.36 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 0.19 Mung bean
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 28.73 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 1.46 Mung bean
Calcium 132 1 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 26 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 8 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 Arborio rice
Fiber 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.072 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 0.4 Mung bean
Starch
Phosphorus 367 33 Mung bean
Sodium 15 0 Arborio rice
Vitamin A 114 0 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.164 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.016 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 1.493 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.397 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.059 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Mung bean
Folate 625 59 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 Arborio rice
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.051 Arborio rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.058 Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.05 Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26 0.027 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.084 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.102 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 0.195 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.085 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.056 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.126 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.144 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.056 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. Mung bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174256/nutrients
  2. Arborio rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168882/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.