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Mung bean vs Cranberry bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mung bean and Cranberry bean different?

  • Mung bean is higher in Vitamin B5, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, however Cranberry bean is richer in Fiber, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Cranberry bean is 34% higher.
  • Mung bean contains 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Cranberry bean. While Mung bean contains 1.91mg of Vitamin B5, Cranberry bean contains only 0.748mg.

Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Beans, cranberry (roman), mature seeds, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +34.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.2%
Contains more Copper +18.5%
Contains more Zinc +35.4%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Calcium - 127
Equal in Potassium - 1332
Equal in Phosphorus - 372
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 188% 39% 118% 112% 265% 99% 160% 1%
Contains more Iron +34.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.2%
Contains more Copper +18.5%
Contains more Zinc +35.4%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Calcium - 127
Equal in Potassium - 1332
Equal in Phosphorus - 372

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 +5600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +155.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.213
Equal in Folate - 604
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% 0% 0% 187% 50% 28% 45% 72% 0% 0% 453%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +155.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.213
Equal in Folate - 604

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
69
Cranberry bean
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
122
Cranberry 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
138%
Cranberry bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
60%
Cranberry bean
Fats
5%
Mung bean
6%
Cranberry 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 Cranberry bean
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Cranberry bean
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 glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
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 is lower in Sugar?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Cranberry bean Opinion
Calories 347 335 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 23.03 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 1.23 Cranberry bean
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 60.05 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 5 Mung bean
Calcium 132 127 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 1332 Cranberry bean
Magnesium 189 156 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 Cranberry bean
Fiber 16.3 24.7 Cranberry bean
Copper 0.941 0.794 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 3.63 Cranberry bean
Starch
Phosphorus 367 372 Cranberry bean
Sodium 15 6 Cranberry bean
Vitamin A 114 2 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.747 Cranberry bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.213 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 1.455 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.748 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.309 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Mung bean
Folate 625 604 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.316 Cranberry bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.106 Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.527 Cranberry bean
Tryptophan 0.26 0.273 Cranberry bean
Threonine 0.782 0.969 Cranberry bean
Isoleucine 1.008 1.017 Cranberry bean
Leucine 1.847 1.838 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 1.58 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.346 Cranberry bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 1.245 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 1.205 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.641 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. Cranberry bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175189/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.