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Mung bean vs Bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mung bean and Bean

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Vitamin B5, Iron, Vitamin B3, Choline, and Copper, however Bean is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus.
  • Bean's daily need coverage for Selenium is 36% more.
  • Mung bean contains 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Bean. Mung bean contains 1.91mg of Vitamin B5, while Bean contains 0.785mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Beans, pinto, 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
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Bean
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Calcium +16.8%
Contains more Zinc +17.5%
Contains more Potassium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Magnesium - 176
Equal in Copper - 0.893
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 34% 123% 126% 298% 63% 177% 2%
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Calcium +16.8%
Contains more Zinc +17.5%
Contains more Potassium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Magnesium - 176
Equal in Copper - 0.893

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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Bean
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +60.7%
Contains more Folate +19%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.212
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 21% 0% 5% 0% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 0% 14% 394%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +60.7%
Contains more Folate +19%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.212

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
70
Bean
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
126
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
143%
Mung bean
129%
Bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
63%
Bean
Fats
5%
Mung bean
6%
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.
Mung bean Bean
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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

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Mung bean Bean
Low Calories diet Equal
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 - 2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bean
Bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.49g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bean
Bean contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bean
Bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.113g)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Bean Opinion
Calories 347 347
Protein 23.86 21.42 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 1.23 Bean
Vitamin C 4.8 6.3 Bean
Carbs 62.62 62.55 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 5.07 Mung bean
Calcium 132 113 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 1393 Bean
Magnesium 189 176 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 2.11 Bean
Fiber 16.3 15.5 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.893 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 2.28 Mung bean
Starch 34.17 Bean
Phosphorus 367 411 Bean
Sodium 15 12 Bean
Vitamin A 114 0 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 0.21 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.713 Bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.212 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 1.174 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.785 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.474 Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 5.6 Mung bean
Folate 625 525 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.235 Bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.229 Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.407 Bean
Tryptophan 0.26 0.237 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.81 Bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.871 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 1.558 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 1.356 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.259 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 1.095 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.998 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.556 Mung bean
Fructose 0 Bean

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. Bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175199/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.