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Mung bean vs Dried fruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mung bean and Dried fruit

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Fiber, Manganese and Vitamin B5, however Dried fruit is richer in Vitamin E .
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 154% more.
  • Mung bean contains 41 times more Vitamin B1 than Dried fruit. Mung bean contains 0.621mg of Vitamin B1, while Dried fruit contains 0.015mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Apricots, dried, sulfured, uncooked.

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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 +153.4%
Contains more Calcium +140%
Contains more Magnesium +490.6%
Contains more Copper +174.3%
Contains more Zinc +587.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +416.9%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 1162
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 100% 17% 103% 23% 115% 11% 31% 2%
Contains more Iron +153.4%
Contains more Calcium +140%
Contains more Magnesium +490.6%
Contains more Copper +174.3%
Contains more Zinc +587.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +416.9%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 1162

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 +380%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4040%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +214.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +270.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +167.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +190.3%
Contains more Folate +6150%
Contains more Vitamin A +3061.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +749%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15%
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 4% 217% 87% 0% 4% 18% 49% 31% 33% 0% 8% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +380%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4040%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +214.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +270.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +167.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +190.3%
Contains more Folate +6150%
Contains more Vitamin A +3061.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +749%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15%

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
82
Mung bean
38
Dried fruit
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
50
Dried fruit

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
20%
Dried fruit
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
63%
Dried fruit
Fats
5%
Mung bean
2%
Dried fruit

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 Dried fruit
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Dried fruit
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sugars (difference - 46.84g)
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 contains less Sodium?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.331g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (31)

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 Dried fruit Opinion
Calories 347 241 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 3.39 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin C 4.8 1 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 62.64 Dried fruit
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 2.66 Mung bean
Calcium 132 55 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 1162 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 32 Mung bean
Sugars 6.6 53.44 Mung bean
Fiber 16.3 7.3 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.343 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 0.39 Mung bean
Starch 0.35 Dried fruit
Phosphorus 367 71 Mung bean
Sodium 15 10 Dried fruit
Vitamin A 114 3604 Dried fruit
Vitamin E 0.51 4.33 Dried fruit
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.015 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.074 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 2.589 Dried fruit
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.516 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.143 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 3.1 Mung bean
Folate 625 10 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 Dried fruit
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.017 Dried fruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.074 Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.074 Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26 0.016 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.073 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.063 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 0.105 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.083 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.015 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.062 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.078 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.047 Mung bean
Fructose 12.47 Dried fruit

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. Dried fruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173941/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.