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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
Contains more Calcium +780%
Contains more Iron +249.2%
Contains more Magnesium +87.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +267%
Contains more Potassium +305.9%
Contains more Zinc +201.1%
Contains more Copper +164.3%
Contains less Sodium -13.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 73% 73% 43% 28% 2% 25% 119%
Contains more Calcium +780%
Contains more Iron +249.2%
Contains more Magnesium +87.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +267%
Contains more Potassium +305.9%
Contains more Zinc +201.1%
Contains more Copper +164.3%
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 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 1% 0% 0% 63% 98% 50% 23% 50% 45% 99% 0% 0%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Navy bean Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 13.05g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 6.15g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 0.7g Mung bean
Carbs 62.62g 13.05g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 67kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g g Navy bean
Fiber 16.3g g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 15mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 1.93mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 101mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 100mg Mung bean
Potassium 1246mg 307mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 13mg Navy bean
Zinc 2.68mg 0.89mg Mung bean
Copper 0.941mg 0.356mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 4IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 18.8mg Navy bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.39mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.215mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 1.22mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.825mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.191mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 132µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.064mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.258mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.273mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 0.442mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 0.35mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.064mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 0.31mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 0.316mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.172mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.085g Navy bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.052g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.407g Navy bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Navy 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
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

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)

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.