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Mung bean vs. Pea raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mung bean and Pea raw

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Potassium, however, Pea raw has more Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Mung bean is 140% higher.
  • Pea raw has 18 times less Vitamin B5 than Mung bean. Mung bean has 1.91mg of Vitamin B5, while Pea raw 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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 more Manganese +152.4%
Contains more Selenium +355.6%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314% 135% 45%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 56% 24% 47% 22% 1% 34% 59% 54% 10%
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 more Manganese +152.4%
Contains more Selenium +355.6%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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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 Choline +244.7%
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 Choline Vitamin K 7% 11% 0% 16% 156% 54% 43% 115% 89% 469% 0% 54% 23%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 46% 3% 0% 134% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 49% 0% 16% 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 Choline +244.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +571.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +175.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.09

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +340.2%
Contains more Fats +187.5%
Contains more Carbs +333.4%
Contains more Other +281.6%
Contains more Water +771.4%
24% 63% 9% 3%
Protein: 23.86 g
Fats: 1.15 g
Carbs: 62.62 g
Water: 9.05 g
Other: 3.32 g
5% 14% 79%
Protein: 5.42 g
Fats: 0.4 g
Carbs: 14.45 g
Water: 78.86 g
Other: 0.87 g
Contains more Protein +340.2%
Contains more Fats +187.5%
Contains more Carbs +333.4%
Contains more Other +281.6%
Contains more Water +771.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +360%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +105.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -79.6%
39% 18% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.348 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.161 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.384 g
24% 12% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.071 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.035 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.187 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +360%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +105.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -79.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mung bean Pea raw
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 raw 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
Fructose 0.39g Pea raw
Sugar 6.6g 5.67g Pea raw
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 raw
Zinc 2.68mg 1.24mg Mung bean
Copper 0.941mg 0.176mg Mung bean
Manganese 1.035mg 0.41mg Mung bean
Selenium 8.2µg 1.8µg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 765IU Pea raw
Vitamin A RAE 6µg 38µg Pea raw
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.13mg Mung bean
Vitamin C 4.8mg 40mg Pea raw
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
Choline 97.9mg 28.4mg Mung bean
Vitamin K 9µg 24.8µg Pea raw
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
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.071g Pea raw
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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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Pea raw
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
79%
Mung bean
38%
Pea raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
126%
Mung bean
31%
Pea raw

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pea raw
Pea raw is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea raw
Pea raw contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pea raw
Pea raw is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.277g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea raw
Pea raw 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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 raw - 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.