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Mung bean vs Pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mung bean and Pea

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Potassium, however Pea has more Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Mung bean is 140% higher.
  • Pea has 18 times less Vitamin B5 than Mung bean. Mung bean has 1.91mg of Vitamin B5, while Pea has 0.104mg.

Food types used in this article are Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Peas, green, 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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Pea
Contains more Calcium +428%
Contains more Iron +358.5%
Contains more Magnesium +472.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.8%
Contains more Potassium +410.7%
Contains more Zinc +116.1%
Contains more Copper +434.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 56% 24% 47% 22% 1% 34% 59%
Contains more Calcium +428%
Contains more Iron +358.5%
Contains more Magnesium +472.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.8%
Contains more Potassium +410.7%
Contains more Zinc +116.1%
Contains more Copper +434.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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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Pea
Contains more Vitamin E +292.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +133.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1736.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126%
Contains more Folate +861.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +571.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +175.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.09
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 46% 3% 0% 134% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 49% 0% 62%
Contains more Vitamin E +292.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +133.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1736.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126%
Contains more Folate +861.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +571.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +175.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.09

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Pea Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 8.75g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 5.42g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 0.4g Mung bean
Carbs 62.62g 14.45g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 81kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.39g Pea
Sugar 6.6g 5.67g Pea
Fiber 16.3g 5.7g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 25mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 1.47mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 33mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 108mg Mung bean
Potassium 1246mg 244mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 5mg Pea
Zinc 2.68mg 1.24mg Mung bean
Copper 0.941mg 0.176mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 765IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.13mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 40mg Pea
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.266mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.132mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 2.09mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.104mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.169mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 65µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 24.8µg Pea
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.037mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.203mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.195mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 0.323mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 0.317mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.082mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 0.2mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 0.235mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.107mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.071g Pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.035g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.187g Mung bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Pea
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
39
Pea
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
31
Pea

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
33%
Pea
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
14%
Pea
Fats
5%
Mung bean
2%
Pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pea
Pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pea
Pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.277g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.