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Mung bean vs Navy bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Mung bean and Navy bean?

  • Navy bean has less Folate, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, and Zinc than Mung bean.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 123% higher.
  • Mung bean has 4 times more Potassium than Navy bean. Mung bean has 1246mg of Potassium, while Navy bean has 307mg.

We used Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Beans, navy, mature seeds, sprouted, raw types in this comparison.

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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
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Contains more Iron +249.2%
Contains more Calcium +780%
Contains more Potassium +305.9%
Contains more Magnesium +87.1%
Contains more Copper +164.3%
Contains more Zinc +201.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +267%
Contains less Sodium -13.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 73% 5% 28% 73% 119% 25% 43% 2%
Contains more Iron +249.2%
Contains more Calcium +780%
Contains more Potassium +305.9%
Contains more Magnesium +87.1%
Contains more Copper +164.3%
Contains more Zinc +201.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +267%
Contains less Sodium -13.3%

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 +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +59.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +131.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +373.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +291.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.215
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 63% 1% 0% 0% 98% 50% 23% 50% 45% 0% 0% 99%
Contains more Vitamin A +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +59.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +131.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +373.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +291.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.215

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
35
Navy bean
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
45
Navy 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
37%
Navy bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
13%
Navy bean
Fats
5%
Mung bean
3%
Navy 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 Navy bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Mung bean Navy 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 is lower in Sugar?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Navy bean
Navy bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.263g)
Which food is cheaper?
Navy bean
Navy bean is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
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 Navy bean Opinion
Calories 347 67 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 6.15 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 0.7 Mung bean
Vitamin C 4.8 18.8 Navy bean
Carbs 62.62 13.05 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 1.93 Mung bean
Calcium 132 15 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 307 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 101 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 Navy bean
Fiber 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.356 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 0.89 Mung bean
Starch
Phosphorus 367 100 Mung bean
Sodium 15 13 Navy bean
Vitamin A 114 4 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.39 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.215 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 1.22 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.825 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.191 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Mung bean
Folate 625 132 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.085 Navy bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.052 Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.407 Navy bean
Tryptophan 0.26 0.064 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.258 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.273 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 0.442 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.35 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.064 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.31 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.316 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.172 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. Navy bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169139/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.