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Mung bean vs Brazil nut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mung bean and Brazil nut different?

  • Mung bean is richer in Folate, Iron, Fiber, and Vitamin B5, while Brazil nut is higher in Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin E .
  • Brazil nut covers your daily need of Selenium 3471% more than Mung bean.
  • Mung bean contains 28 times more Folate than Brazil nut. Mung bean contains 625µg of Folate, while Brazil nut contains 22µg.
  • Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat.

Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched types were used 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
Contains more Iron +177.4%
Contains more Potassium +89.1%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains more Magnesium +98.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +51.5%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 48% 92% 269% 311% 59% 1% 111% 581%
Contains more Iron +177.4%
Contains more Potassium +89.1%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains more Magnesium +98.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +51.5%
Contains more Copper +85.2%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +585.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +565.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +663.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +938%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.2%
Contains more Folate +2740.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1007.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617
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 0% 114% 0% 3% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 17% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +585.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +565.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +663.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +938%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.2%
Contains more Folate +2740.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1007.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Brazil nut Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 4.24g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 14.32g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 67.1g Brazil nut
Carbs 62.62g 11.74g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 659kcal Brazil nut
Starch g 0.25g Brazil nut
Fructose g 0g Brazil nut
Sugar 6.6g 2.33g Brazil nut
Fiber 16.3g 7.5g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 160mg Brazil nut
Iron 6.74mg 2.43mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 376mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 367mg 725mg Brazil nut
Potassium 1246mg 659mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 3mg Brazil nut
Zinc 2.68mg 4.06mg Brazil nut
Copper 0.941mg 1.743mg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 114IU 0IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 5.65mg Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 0.7mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.617mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.035mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 0.295mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.184mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.101mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 22µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 0µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.135mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.365mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.518mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 1.19mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 0.49mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 1.124mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 0.639mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 0.76mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.409mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Brazil nut
Saturated Fat 0.348g 16.134g Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 23.879g Brazil nut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 24.399g Brazil nut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Brazil nut
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
28
Brazil nut
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
184
Brazil nut

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
86%
Brazil nut
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
12%
Brazil nut
Fats
5%
Mung bean
310%
Brazil nut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.786g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.27g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
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.

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. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/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.