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Mung bean vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition 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 +1673.7%
Contains more Calcium +1550%
Contains more Potassium +2048.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2262.5%
Contains more Copper +2195.1%
Contains more Zinc +930.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +1568.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +1673.7%
Contains more Calcium +1550%
Contains more Potassium +2048.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2262.5%
Contains more Copper +2195.1%
Contains more Zinc +930.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +1568.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +292.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +885.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +763%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +129%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +414.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +649%
Contains more Vitamin K +8900%
Contains more Folate, total +4066.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +292.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +885.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +763%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +129%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +414.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +649%
Contains more Vitamin K +8900%
Contains more Folate, total +4066.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
66
Mung bean
5
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
88
Mung bean
5
Couscous

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 the food
Protein
143%
Mung bean
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
23%
Couscous
Fats
5%
Mung bean
1%
Couscous

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Mung bean Couscous
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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Mung bean Couscous
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 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 - 28)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sugars (difference - 6.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.319g)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Mung bean Couscous Opinion
Calories 347 112 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 3.79 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 0.16 Mung bean
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 23.22 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 0.38 Mung bean
Calcium 132 8 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 58 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 8 Mung bean
Sugars 6.6 0.1 Mung bean
Fiber 16.3 1.4 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.041 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 0.26 Mung bean
Starch
Phosphorus 367 22 Mung bean
Sodium 15 5 Couscous
Vitamin A 114 0 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 0.13 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.063 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.027 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 0.983 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.371 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.051 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 0.1 Mung bean
Folate, total 625 15 Mung bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.029 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.022 Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.064 Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26 0.049 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.1 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.147 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 0.259 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.073 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.059 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.184 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.162 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.077 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.