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Mung bean vs. Kidney beans raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mung bean and Kidney beans raw?

  • Mung bean is higher in Folate, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Selenium, and Vitamin B1, yet Kidney beans raw 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 beans raw. While Mung bean has 8.2µg of Selenium, Kidney beans raw 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" charts 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 Selenium +156.3%
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
Equal in Manganese - 1.021
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314% 135% 45%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 43% 308% 100% 175% 125% 4% 77% 320% 134% 18%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Selenium +156.3%
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
Equal in Manganese - 1.021

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 Choline Vitamin K 7% 11% 0% 16% 156% 54% 43% 115% 89% 469% 0% 54% 23%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 15% 133% 51% 39% 47% 92% 296% 0% 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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +38.6%
Contains more Water +29.8%
Contains more Other +15.4%
Equal in Protein - 23.58
Equal in Carbs - 60.01
24% 63% 9% 3%
Protein: 23.86 g
Fats: 1.15 g
Carbs: 62.62 g
Water: 9.05 g
Other: 3.32 g
24% 60% 12% 4%
Protein: 23.58 g
Fats: 0.83 g
Carbs: 60.01 g
Water: 11.75 g
Other: 3.83 g
Contains more Fats +38.6%
Contains more Water +29.8%
Contains more Other +15.4%
Equal in Protein - 23.58
Equal in Carbs - 60.01

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +151.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +19%
39% 18% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.348 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.161 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.384 g
19% 10% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.12 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.064 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.457 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +151.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +19%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mung bean Kidney beans raw
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 beans raw 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
Sugar 6.6g 2.23g Kidney beans raw
Fiber 16.3g 24.9g Kidney beans raw
Calcium 132mg 143mg Kidney beans raw
Iron 6.74mg 8.2mg Kidney beans raw
Magnesium 189mg 140mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 407mg Kidney beans raw
Potassium 1246mg 1406mg Kidney beans raw
Sodium 15mg 24mg Mung bean
Zinc 2.68mg 2.79mg Kidney beans raw
Copper 0.941mg 0.958mg Kidney beans raw
Manganese 1.035mg 1.021mg Mung bean
Selenium 8.2µg 3.2µg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 0IU Mung bean
Vitamin A RAE 6µg 0µg Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.22mg Mung bean
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 beans raw
Folate 625µg 394µg Mung bean
Choline 97.9mg Mung bean
Vitamin K 9µg 19µg Kidney beans raw
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.279mg Kidney beans raw
Threonine 0.782mg 0.992mg Kidney beans raw
Isoleucine 1.008mg 1.041mg Kidney beans raw
Leucine 1.847mg 1.882mg Kidney beans raw
Lysine 1.664mg 1.618mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.355mg Kidney beans raw
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 1.275mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 1.233mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.656mg Mung bean
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.12g Kidney beans raw
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.064g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.457g Kidney beans raw

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Kidney beans raw
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
79%
Mung bean
56%
Kidney beans raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
126%
Mung bean
130%
Kidney beans raw

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

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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 beans raw - 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.