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Mung bean vs Bulgur - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mung bean and Bulgur

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Fiber, and Choline, however Bulgur is richer in Manganese, and Vitamin B3.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 150% more.
  • Mung bean contains 3 times more Choline than Bulgur. Mung bean contains 97.9mg of Choline, while Bulgur contains 28.1mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Bulgur, dry.

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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 Iron +174%
Contains more Calcium +277.1%
Contains more Potassium +203.9%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Copper +180.9%
Contains more Zinc +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.3%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 93% 11% 37% 118% 112% 53% 129% 3%
Contains more Iron +174%
Contains more Calcium +277.1%
Contains more Potassium +203.9%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Copper +180.9%
Contains more Zinc +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.3%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%

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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Bulgur
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +373.7%
Contains more Folate +2214.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +127.2%
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% 1% 2% 0% 59% 27% 96% 63% 79% 0% 5% 21%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +373.7%
Contains more Folate +2214.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +127.2%

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
29
Bulgur
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
69
Bulgur

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
74%
Bulgur
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
76%
Bulgur
Fats
5%
Mung bean
6%
Bulgur

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

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Mung bean Bulgur
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 - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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 is lower in Sugar?
Bulgur
Bulgur is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.19g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bulgur
Bulgur is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.116g)
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 Bulgur Opinion
Calories 347 342 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 12.29 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 1.33 Bulgur
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 75.87 Bulgur
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 2.46 Mung bean
Calcium 132 35 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 410 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 164 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 0.41 Bulgur
Fiber 16.3 12.5 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.335 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 1.93 Mung bean
Starch
Phosphorus 367 300 Mung bean
Sodium 15 17 Mung bean
Vitamin A 114 9 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 0.06 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.232 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.115 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 5.114 Bulgur
Vitamin B5 1.91 1.045 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.342 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 1.9 Mung bean
Folate 625 27 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 Bulgur
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.232 Bulgur
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.173 Bulgur
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.541 Bulgur
Tryptophan 0.26 0.19 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.354 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.455 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 0.83 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.339 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.19 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.58 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.554 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.285 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. Bulgur - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170688/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.