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Mung bean vs Black gram - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mung bean and Black gram

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Potassium, while Black gram has more Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Fiber, and Zinc.
  • Mung bean covers your daily need of Folate 102% more than Black gram.
  • Mung bean contains 2 times more Vitamin B1 than Black gram. While Mung bean contains 0.621mg of Vitamin B1, Black gram contains only 0.273mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Mungo beans, mature seeds, raw.

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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 Potassium +26.8%
Contains less Sodium -60.5%
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +41.3%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Equal in Calcium - 138
Equal in Copper - 0.981
Equal in Phosphorus - 379
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 284% 42% 87% 191% 327% 92% 163% 5%
Contains more Potassium +26.8%
Contains less Sodium -60.5%
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +41.3%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Equal in Calcium - 138
Equal in Copper - 0.981
Equal in Phosphorus - 379

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +395.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.9%
Contains more Folate +189.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.254
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 0% 2% 0% 0% 69% 59% 28% 55% 65% 0% 0% 162%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +395.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.9%
Contains more Folate +189.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.254

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
36
Black gram
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
149
Black gram

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
151%
Black gram
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
59%
Black gram
Fats
5%
Mung bean
8%
Black gram

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 Black gram
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

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Mung bean Black gram
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 - 23mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.234g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black gram
Black gram is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.5)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Black gram Opinion
Calories 347 341 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 25.21 Black gram
Fats 1.15 1.64 Black gram
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 58.99 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 7.57 Black gram
Calcium 132 138 Black gram
Potassium 1246 983 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 267 Black gram
Sugar 6.6 Black gram
Fiber 16.3 18.3 Black gram
Copper 0.941 0.981 Black gram
Zinc 2.68 3.35 Black gram
Starch
Phosphorus 367 379 Black gram
Sodium 15 38 Mung bean
Vitamin A 114 23 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.273 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.254 Black gram
Vitamin B3 2.251 1.447 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.906 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.281 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Mung bean
Folate 625 216 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.114 Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.085 Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 1.071 Black gram
Tryptophan 0.26 0.263 Black gram
Threonine 0.782 0.875 Black gram
Isoleucine 1.008 1.287 Black gram
Leucine 1.847 2.089 Black gram
Lysine 1.664 1.674 Black gram
Methionine 0.286 0.367 Black gram
Phenylalanine 1.443 1.473 Black gram
Valine 1.237 1.416 Black gram
Histidine 0.695 0.706 Black gram
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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. Black gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174259/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.