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Mung bean vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Mung bean and Chickpea?

  • Mung bean is richer in Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Folate, Phosphorus, Fiber, Potassium, and Vitamin B1, yet Chickpea is richer in Manganese, and Selenium.
  • Chickpea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 881% higher.
  • Mung bean has 2 times more Magnesium than Chickpea. Mung bean has 189mg of Magnesium, while Chickpea has 79mg.

We used Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, 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
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Contains more Iron +56.4%
Contains more Calcium +131.6%
Contains more Potassium +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +139.2%
Contains more Copper +43.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Contains more Iron +56.4%
Contains more Calcium +131.6%
Contains more Potassium +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +139.2%
Contains more Copper +43.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76

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 +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +70.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.3%
Contains more Folate +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +60.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.212
Equal in Vitamin K - 9
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 14% 5% 17% 0% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 0% 23% 418%
Contains more Vitamin C +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +70.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.3%
Contains more Folate +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +60.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.212
Equal in Vitamin K - 9

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
74
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
88
Chickpea

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
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
63%
Chickpea
Fats
5%
Mung bean
28%
Chickpea

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Chickpea
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 Sugar?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.255g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 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 cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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 Chickpea Opinion
Calories 347 378 Chickpea
Protein 23.86 20.47 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 6.04 Chickpea
Vitamin C 4.8 4 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 62.95 Chickpea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 4.31 Mung bean
Calcium 132 57 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 718 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 79 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 10.7 Mung bean
Fiber 16.3 12.2 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.656 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 2.76 Chickpea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 252 Mung bean
Sodium 15 24 Mung bean
Vitamin A 114 67 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 0.82 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.477 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.212 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 1.541 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 1.588 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.535 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 9
Folate 625 557 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.603 Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 1.377 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 2.731 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.26 0.2 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.766 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.882 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 1.465 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 1.377 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.27 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 1.103 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.865 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.566 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. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.