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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 Copper +85.2%
Contains more Zinc +51.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 48% 59% 269% 581% 111% 311% 1%
Contains more Iron +177.4%
Contains more Potassium +89.1%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains more Magnesium +98.9%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Zinc +51.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%

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 C +585.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +2740.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +1007.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617
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 3% 0% 114% 0% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 0% 0% 17%
Contains more Vitamin C +585.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +2740.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +1007.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Brazil nut
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.