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Mung bean vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mung bean and Broad bean

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Potassium, while Broad bean has more Vitamin K.
  • Mung bean covers your daily need of Folate 119% more than Broad bean.
  • Mung bean contains 8 times more Vitamin B5 than Broad bean. While Mung bean contains 1.91mg of Vitamin B5, Broad bean contains only 0.225mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Beans, fava, in pod, 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
Contains more Calcium +256.8%
Contains more Iron +334.8%
Contains more Magnesium +472.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.5%
Contains more Potassium +275.3%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +168%
Contains more Copper +134.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Contains more Calcium +256.8%
Contains more Iron +334.8%
Contains more Magnesium +472.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.5%
Contains more Potassium +275.3%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +168%
Contains more Copper +134.1%

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 +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +366.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +748.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.3%
Contains more Folate +322.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +192.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +354.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.249
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 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
Contains more Vitamin C +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +366.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +748.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.3%
Contains more Folate +322.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +192.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +354.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.249

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 10.13g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 7.92g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 0.73g Mung bean
Carbs 62.62g 17.63g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 88kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g 9.21g Mung bean
Fiber 16.3g 7.5g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 37mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 1.55mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 33mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 129mg Mung bean
Potassium 1246mg 332mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 25mg Mung bean
Zinc 2.68mg 1mg Mung bean
Copper 0.941mg 0.402mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 333IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 3.7mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.133mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 2.249mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.225mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.104mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 148µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 40.9µg Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.118g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.104g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.342g Mung bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Broad 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
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
43
Broad 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
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
18%
Broad bean
Fats
5%
Mung bean
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.23g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.