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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
Contains more Calcium +140%
Contains more Iron +153.4%
Contains more Magnesium +490.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +416.9%
Contains more Zinc +587.2%
Contains more Copper +174.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 1162
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 100% 23% 31% 103% 2% 11% 115%
Contains more Calcium +140%
Contains more Iron +153.4%
Contains more Magnesium +490.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +416.9%
Contains more Zinc +587.2%
Contains more Copper +174.3%
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 Folate +6150%
Contains more Vitamin K +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +3061.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +749%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15%
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 217% 87% 0% 4% 4% 18% 49% 31% 33% 8% 0% 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 Folate +6150%
Contains more Vitamin K +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +3061.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +749%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15%

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 Dried fruit
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Dried fruit Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 55.34g Dried fruit
Protein 23.86g 3.39g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 0.51g Mung bean
Carbs 62.62g 62.64g Dried fruit
Calories 347kcal 241kcal Mung bean
Starch g 0.35g Dried fruit
Fructose g 12.47g Dried fruit
Sugar 6.6g 53.44g Mung bean
Fiber 16.3g 7.3g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 55mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 2.66mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 32mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 71mg Mung bean
Potassium 1246mg 1162mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 10mg Dried fruit
Zinc 2.68mg 0.39mg Mung bean
Copper 0.941mg 0.343mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 3604IU Dried fruit
Vitamin E 0.51mg 4.33mg Dried fruit
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 1mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.015mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.074mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 2.589mg Dried fruit
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.516mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.143mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 10µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 3.1µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.016mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.073mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.063mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 0.105mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 0.083mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.015mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 0.062mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 0.078mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.047mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Dried fruit
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.017g Dried fruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.074g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.074g Mung bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
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 food.
Protein
143%
Mung bean
20%
Dried fruit
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
63%
Dried fruit
Fats
5%
Mung bean
2%
Dried fruit

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.