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Mung bean vs Black gram - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mung bean and Black gram

  • Black gram contains less Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B5, and Manganese than Mung bean.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Mung bean is 133% higher.
  • Black gram has 7 times less Copper than Mung bean. Mung bean has 0.941mg of Copper, while Black gram has 0.139mg.

Food types used in this article are Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Mungo beans, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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 +149.1%
Contains more Iron +285.1%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +439.4%
Contains more Zinc +222.9%
Contains more Copper +577%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 66% 45% 67% 21% 1% 23% 47%
Contains more Calcium +149.1%
Contains more Iron +285.1%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +439.4%
Contains more Zinc +222.9%
Contains more Copper +577%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%

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 +267.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +240%
Contains more Vitamin C +380%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +314%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +341.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +558.6%
Contains more Folate +564.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +233.3%
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 2% 3% 0% 4% 38% 18% 29% 26% 14% 71% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +267.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +240%
Contains more Vitamin C +380%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +314%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +341.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +558.6%
Contains more Folate +564.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +233.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Black gram Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 11.94g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 7.54g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 0.55g Mung bean
Carbs 62.62g 18.34g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 105kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g 2.01g Black gram
Fiber 16.3g 6.4g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 53mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 1.75mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 63mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 156mg Mung bean
Potassium 1246mg 231mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 7mg Black gram
Zinc 2.68mg 0.83mg Mung bean
Copper 0.941mg 0.139mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 31IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.15mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 1mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.15mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.075mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 1.5mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.433mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.058mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 94µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 2.7µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.078mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.262mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.385mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 0.625mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 0.5mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.11mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 0.44mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 0.423mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.211mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.038g Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.029g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.359g Mung bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Black gram
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
17
Black gram
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
35
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
45%
Black gram
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
18%
Black gram
Fats
5%
Mung bean
3%
Black gram

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in minerals
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 - 4.59g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black gram
Black gram contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.31g)
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)

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/172427/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.