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Mung bean vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mung bean and Barley

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, however Barley has more Selenium, Manganese, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Mung bean is 152% higher.
  • Barley has 7 times less Vitamin B5 than Mung bean. Mung bean has 1.91mg of Vitamin B5, while Barley has 0.282mg.

Food types used in this article are Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Barley, hulled.

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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 Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +87.2%
Contains more Magnesium +42.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Copper +89%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +87.2%
Contains more Magnesium +42.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Copper +89%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77

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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Barley
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +577.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Folate +3189.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.646
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 11% 0% 16% 156% 54% 43% 115% 89% 469% 0% 23%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +577.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Folate +3189.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.646

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 Barley
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Barley Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 56.18g Barley
Protein 23.86g 12.48g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 2.3g Barley
Carbs 62.62g 73.48g Barley
Calories 347kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 16.3g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 132mg 33mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 3.6mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 133mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 264mg Mung bean
Potassium 1246mg 452mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 2.68mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.941mg 0.498mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 22IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 0mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.282mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.318mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 19µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 2.2µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.208mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.424mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.456mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 0.848mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 0.465mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.24mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 0.7mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 0.612mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.281mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.482g Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.295g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 1.108g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Barley
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
80
Barley

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
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
73%
Barley
Fats
5%
Mung bean
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.134g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170283/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.