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Mung bean vs Bran - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mung bean and Bran

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Choline, while Bran has more Manganese, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Bran covers your daily need of Manganese 200% more than Mung bean.
  • Mung bean contains 12 times more Folate than Bran. While Mung bean contains 625µg of Folate, Bran contains only 52µg.

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

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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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Bran
Contains more Calcium +127.6%
Contains more Iron +24.6%
Contains more Potassium +120.1%
Contains more Copper +133.5%
Contains more Magnesium +24.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Zinc +16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 203% 168% 315% 50% 1% 85% 135%
Contains more Calcium +127.6%
Contains more Iron +24.6%
Contains more Potassium +120.1%
Contains more Copper +133.5%
Contains more Magnesium +24.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Zinc +16%

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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Bran
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +141%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +131.5%
Contains more Folate +1101.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +181.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +98%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.22
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% 21% 0% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 39% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +141%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +131.5%
Contains more Folate +1101.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +181.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +98%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.22

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Bran Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 50.82g Bran
Protein 23.86g 17.3g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 7.03g Bran
Carbs 62.62g 66.22g Bran
Calories 347kcal 246kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g 1.45g Bran
Fiber 16.3g 15.4g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 58mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 5.41mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 235mg Bran
Phosphorus 367mg 734mg Bran
Potassium 1246mg 566mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 4mg Bran
Zinc 2.68mg 3.11mg Bran
Copper 0.941mg 0.403mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 0IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 1.01mg Bran
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 0mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 1.17mg Bran
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.22mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 0.934mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 1.494mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.165mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 52µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 3.2µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.335mg Bran
Threonine 0.782mg 0.502mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.668mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 1.374mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 0.76mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.335mg Bran
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 0.908mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 0.964mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.41mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Bran
Saturated Fat 0.348g 1.328g Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 2.376g Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 2.766g Bran

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Bran
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
46
Bran
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
122
Bran

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
104%
Bran
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
66%
Bran
Fats
5%
Mung bean
32%
Bran

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.98g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bran
Bran is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.15g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bran
Bran contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bran
Bran is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/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.