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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, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C, however Cranberry bean is richer in Fiber, Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Cranberry bean is 34% higher.
  • Mung bean contains 10000000 times more Vitamin C than Cranberry bean. While Mung bean contains 4.8mg of Vitamin C, Cranberry bean contains only 0mg.

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

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 A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 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 1% 0% 0% 0% 187% 50% 28% 45% 72% 453% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Cranberry bean Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 35.35g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 23.03g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 1.23g Cranberry bean
Carbs 62.62g 60.05g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 335kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g g Cranberry bean
Fiber 16.3g 24.7g Cranberry bean
Calcium 132mg 127mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 5mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 156mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 372mg Cranberry bean
Potassium 1246mg 1332mg Cranberry bean
Sodium 15mg 6mg Cranberry bean
Zinc 2.68mg 3.63mg Cranberry bean
Copper 0.941mg 0.794mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 2IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 0mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.747mg Cranberry bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.213mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 1.455mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.748mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.309mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 604µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.273mg Cranberry bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.969mg Cranberry bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 1.017mg Cranberry bean
Leucine 1.847mg 1.838mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 1.58mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.346mg Cranberry bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 1.245mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 1.205mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.641mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.316g Cranberry bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.106g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.527g Cranberry bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Cranberry bean
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
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

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.

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.