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Mung bean vs Kidney bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mung bean and Kidney bean?

  • Mung bean is higher in Folate, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Selenium, and Vitamin B1, yet Kidney bean is higher in Fiber, Iron, Vitamin K, and Phosphorus.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 58% more.
  • Mung bean has 3 times more Selenium than Kidney bean. While Mung bean has 8.2µg of Selenium, Kidney bean has only 3.2µg.

We used Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Beans, kidney, all types, mature seeds, raw types 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 Magnesium +35%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Equal in Calcium - 143
Equal in Zinc - 2.79
Equal in Copper - 0.958
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 308% 100% 175% 125% 4% 77% 320%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Equal in Calcium - 143
Equal in Zinc - 2.79
Equal in Copper - 0.958

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +131.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.9%
Contains more Folate +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +111.1%
Equal in Vitamin C - 4.5
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.219
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.06
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.397
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 0% 5% 0% 15% 133% 51% 39% 47% 92% 296% 0% 48%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +131.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.9%
Contains more Folate +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +111.1%
Equal in Vitamin C - 4.5
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.219
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.06
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.397

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Kidney bean Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 35.11g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 23.58g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 0.83g Mung bean
Carbs 62.62g 60.01g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 333kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g 2.23g Kidney bean
Fiber 16.3g 24.9g Kidney bean
Calcium 132mg 143mg Kidney bean
Iron 6.74mg 8.2mg Kidney bean
Magnesium 189mg 140mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 407mg Kidney bean
Potassium 1246mg 1406mg Kidney bean
Sodium 15mg 24mg Mung bean
Zinc 2.68mg 2.79mg Kidney bean
Copper 0.941mg 0.958mg Kidney bean
Vitamin A 114IU 0IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.22mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 4.5mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.529mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.219mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 2.06mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.78mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.397mg Kidney bean
Folate 625µg 394µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 19µg Kidney bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.279mg Kidney bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.992mg Kidney bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 1.041mg Kidney bean
Leucine 1.847mg 1.882mg Kidney bean
Lysine 1.664mg 1.618mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.355mg Kidney bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 1.275mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 1.233mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.656mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.12g Kidney bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.064g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.457g Kidney bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Kidney 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
60
Kidney bean
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
143
Kidney 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
141%
Kidney bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
60%
Kidney bean
Fats
5%
Mung bean
4%
Kidney bean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.37g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.228g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Kidney bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175193/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.