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Mung bean vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Mung bean and Lentil

  • Mung bean is richer than Lentil in Folate, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B5, and Manganese.
  • Mung bean covers your daily Folate needs 111% more than Lentil.
  • Mung bean has 5 times more Magnesium than Lentil. Mung bean has 189mg of Magnesium, while Lentil has 36mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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 Iron +102.4%
Contains more Calcium +594.7%
Contains more Potassium +237.7%
Contains more Magnesium +425%
Contains more Copper +274.9%
Contains more Zinc +111%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.9%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Contains more Iron +102.4%
Contains more Calcium +594.7%
Contains more Potassium +237.7%
Contains more Magnesium +425%
Contains more Copper +274.9%
Contains more Zinc +111%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.9%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%

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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Lentil
Contains more Vitamin C +220%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin E +363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +219.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +199.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%
Contains more Folate +245.3%
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 5% 1% 3% 0% 43% 17% 20% 39% 42% 0% 5% 136%
Contains more Vitamin C +220%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin E +363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +219.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +199.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%
Contains more Folate +245.3%

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
26
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
48
Lentil

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
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
20%
Lentil
Fats
5%
Mung bean
2%
Lentil

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

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Mung bean Lentil
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 richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.295g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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 Lentil Opinion
Calories 347 116 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 9.02 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 0.38 Mung bean
Vitamin C 4.8 1.5 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 20.13 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 3.33 Mung bean
Calcium 132 19 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 369 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 36 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 16.3 7.9 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.251 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 1.27 Mung bean
Starch
Phosphorus 367 180 Mung bean
Sodium 15 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 114 8 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 0.11 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.169 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.073 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 1.06 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.638 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.178 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 1.7 Mung bean
Folate 625 181 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.064 Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.175 Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26 0.081 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.323 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.39 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 0.654 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.63 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.077 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.445 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.448 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.254 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. Lentil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172421/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.