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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
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Barley
Contains more Iron +87.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.1%
Contains more Copper +89%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +87.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.1%
Contains more Copper +89%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +577.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Contains more Folate +3189.5%
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 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% 2% 12% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 0% 6% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +577.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Contains more Folate +3189.5%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
143%
Mung bean
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
73%
Barley
Fats
5%
Mung bean
11%
Barley

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Barley
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 Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.134g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Barley Opinion
Calories 347 354 Barley
Protein 23.86 12.48 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 2.3 Barley
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 3.6 Mung bean
Calcium 132 33 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 452 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 133 Mung bean
Sugars 6.6 0.8 Barley
Fiber 16.3 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.941 0.498 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 367 264 Mung bean
Sodium 15 12 Barley
Vitamin A 114 22 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 2.251 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.282 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.318 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 2.2 Mung bean
Folate 625 19 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.482 Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.295 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 1.108 Barley
Tryptophan 0.26 0.208 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.424 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.456 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 0.848 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.465 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.24 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.7 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.612 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.281 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. 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.