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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 Calcium +594.7%
Contains more Iron +102.4%
Contains more Magnesium +425%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.9%
Contains more Potassium +237.7%
Contains more Zinc +111%
Contains more Copper +274.9%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Contains more Calcium +594.7%
Contains more Iron +102.4%
Contains more Magnesium +425%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.9%
Contains more Potassium +237.7%
Contains more Zinc +111%
Contains more Copper +274.9%
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 A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin E +363.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +220%
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 Folate +245.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%
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 1% 3% 0% 5% 43% 17% 20% 39% 42% 136% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin E +363.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +220%
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 Folate +245.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Lentil Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 12.23g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 9.02g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 0.38g Mung bean
Carbs 62.62g 20.13g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 116kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g 1.8g Lentil
Fiber 16.3g 7.9g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 19mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 3.33mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 36mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 180mg Mung bean
Potassium 1246mg 369mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 2mg Lentil
Zinc 2.68mg 1.27mg Mung bean
Copper 0.941mg 0.251mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 8IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.11mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 1.5mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.169mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.073mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 1.06mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.638mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.178mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 181µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 1.7µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.081mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.323mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.39mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 0.654mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 0.63mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.077mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 0.445mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 0.448mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.254mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.053g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.064g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.175g Mung bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Lentil
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
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

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)

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.