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Mung bean vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mung bean and Maize?

  • Mung bean is richer than Maize in Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium and Vitamin B5.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 146% more.
  • Mung bean has 17 times more Copper than Maize. While Mung bean has 0.941mg of Copper, Maize has only 0.054mg.

We used Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Corn, sweet, yellow, raw types in this article.

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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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Maize
Contains more Iron +1196.2%
Contains more Calcium +6500%
Contains more Potassium +361.5%
Contains more Magnesium +410.8%
Contains more Copper +1642.6%
Contains more Zinc +482.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.4%
Equal in Sodium - 15
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Contains more Iron +1196.2%
Contains more Calcium +6500%
Contains more Potassium +361.5%
Contains more Magnesium +410.8%
Contains more Copper +1642.6%
Contains more Zinc +482.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.4%
Equal in Sodium - 15

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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Maize
Contains more Vitamin E +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +166.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +1388.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +64%
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 23% 12% 2% 0% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 0% 1% 32%
Contains more Vitamin E +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +166.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +1388.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +64%

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
18
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
18
Maize

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%
Maize
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
19%
Maize
Fats
5%
Mung bean
6%
Maize

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Maize
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 - 21)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Maize
Maize contains less Sugars (difference - 0.34g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (15 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 Maize Opinion
Calories 347 86 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 3.27 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 1.35 Maize
Vitamin C 4.8 6.8 Maize
Carbs 62.62 18.7 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 0.52 Mung bean
Calcium 132 2 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 270 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 37 Mung bean
Sugars 6.6 6.26 Maize
Fiber 16.3 2 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.054 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 0.46 Mung bean
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 367 89 Mung bean
Sodium 15 15
Vitamin A 114 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.51 0.07 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.155 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.055 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 1.77 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.717 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.093 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 0.3 Mung bean
Folate 625 42 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.325 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.432 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.487 Maize
Tryptophan 0.26 0.023 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.129 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.129 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 0.348 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.137 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.067 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.15 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.185 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.089 Mung bean
Fructose 1.94 Maize

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. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/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.