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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
Contains more Calcium +131.6%
Contains more Iron +56.4%
Contains more Magnesium +139.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains more Potassium +73.5%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Copper +43.4%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Contains more Calcium +131.6%
Contains more Iron +56.4%
Contains more Magnesium +139.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains more Potassium +73.5%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Copper +43.4%
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 A +70.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +20%
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 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 5% 17% 0% 14% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 418% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin A +70.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +20%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Chickpea Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 50.75g Chickpea
Protein 23.86g 20.47g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 6.04g Chickpea
Carbs 62.62g 62.95g Chickpea
Calories 347kcal 378kcal Chickpea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g 10.7g Mung bean
Fiber 16.3g 12.2g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 57mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 4.31mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 79mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 252mg Mung bean
Potassium 1246mg 718mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 24mg Mung bean
Zinc 2.68mg 2.76mg Chickpea
Copper 0.941mg 0.656mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 67IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.82mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 4mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.477mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.212mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 1.541mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 1.588mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.535mg Chickpea
Folate 625µg 557µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 9µg
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.2mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.766mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.882mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 1.465mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 1.377mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.27mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 1.103mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 0.865mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.566mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.603g Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 1.377g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 2.731g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Chickpea
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
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

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)

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.