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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 Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Equal in Calcium - 143
Equal in Copper - 0.958
Equal in Zinc - 2.79
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 308% 43% 125% 100% 320% 77% 175% 4%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Equal in Calcium - 143
Equal in Copper - 0.958
Equal in Zinc - 2.79

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 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 15% 0% 5% 0% 133% 51% 39% 47% 92% 0% 48% 296%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mung bean Kidney 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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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