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Mung bean vs Nattō - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mung bean and Nattō

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, while Nattō has more Iron, and Manganese.
  • Mung bean covers your daily need of Folate 154% more than Nattō.
  • Mung bean contains 9 times more Vitamin B5 than Nattō. While Mung bean contains 1.91mg of Vitamin B5, Nattō contains only 0.215mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Natto.

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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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Nattō
Contains more Potassium +70.9%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +41.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.9%
Contains more Iron +27.6%
Contains more Calcium +64.4%
Contains more Zinc +13.1%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Contains more Potassium +70.9%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +41.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.9%
Contains more Iron +27.6%
Contains more Calcium +64.4%
Contains more Zinc +13.1%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%

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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Nattō
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +788.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Folate +7712.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +170.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +156.7%
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 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +788.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Folate +7712.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +170.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +156.7%

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
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
114
Nattō

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
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
13%
Nattō
Fats
5%
Mung bean
51%
Nattō

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

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Mung bean Nattō
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 lower in Sugar?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.71g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.243g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Nattō Opinion
Calories 347 211 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 19.4 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 11 Nattō
Vitamin C 4.8 13 Nattō
Carbs 62.62 12.68 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 8.6 Nattō
Calcium 132 217 Nattō
Potassium 1246 729 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 115 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 4.89 Nattō
Fiber 16.3 5.4 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.667 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 3.03 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 367 174 Mung bean
Sodium 15 7 Nattō
Vitamin A 114 0 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 0.01 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.16 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.19 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 0 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.215 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.13 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 23.1 Nattō
Folate 625 8 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 1.591 Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 2.43 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 6.21 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.26 0.223 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.813 Nattō
Isoleucine 1.008 0.931 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 1.509 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 1.145 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.208 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.941 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 1.018 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.512 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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.