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Mung bean vs Cashew - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mung bean and Cashew?

  • Mung bean is higher in Folate, Fiber, and Vitamin B5, yet Cashew is higher in Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium, and Selenium.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 150% more.
  • Mung bean has 5 times more Fiber than Cashew. While Mung bean has 16.3g of Fiber, Cashew has only 3.3g.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Mung bean is lower.

We used Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Nuts, cashew nuts, raw types in this article.

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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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5
Cashew
Contains more Calcium +256.8%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +133.3%
Contains more Zinc +115.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Iron - 6.68
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 251% 12% 59% 209% 732% 158% 255% 2%
Contains more Calcium +256.8%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +133.3%
Contains more Zinc +115.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Iron - 6.68

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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Cashew
Contains more Vitamin C +860%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +301.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.1%
Contains more Folate +2400%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +278.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.417
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 2% 0% 19% 0% 106% 14% 20% 52% 97% 0% 86% 19%
Contains more Vitamin C +860%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +301.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.1%
Contains more Folate +2400%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +278.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.417

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
34
Cashew
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
209
Cashew

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
109%
Cashew
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
30%
Cashew
Fats
5%
Mung bean
202%
Cashew

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Cashew
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 Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.435g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cashew
Cashew contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Cashew Opinion
Calories 347 553 Cashew
Protein 23.86 18.22 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 43.85 Cashew
Vitamin C 4.8 0.5 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 30.19 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 6.68 Mung bean
Calcium 132 37 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 660 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 292 Cashew
Sugar 6.6 5.91 Cashew
Fiber 16.3 3.3 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 2.195 Cashew
Zinc 2.68 5.78 Cashew
Starch 23.49 Cashew
Phosphorus 367 593 Cashew
Sodium 15 12 Cashew
Vitamin A 114 0 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 0.9 Cashew
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.423 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.058 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 1.062 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.864 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.417 Cashew
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 34.1 Cashew
Folate 625 25 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 Cashew
Saturated Fat 0.348 7.783 Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 23.797 Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 7.845 Cashew
Tryptophan 0.26 0.287 Cashew
Threonine 0.782 0.688 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.789 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 1.472 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.928 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.362 Cashew
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.951 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 1.094 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.456 Mung bean
Fructose 0.05 Cashew

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. Cashew - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170162/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.