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Mung bean vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Mung bean and Pigeon pea

  • Mung bean is higher in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Fiber, however Pigeon pea is richer in Manganese, Copper, and Vitamin C.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 42% higher.
  • Mung bean has 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Pigeon pea. While Mung bean has 1.91mg of Vitamin B5, Pigeon pea has only 1.266mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, 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
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Contains more Potassium +11.7%
Contains more Copper +12.3%
Equal in Calcium - 130
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Contains more Potassium +11.7%
Contains more Copper +12.3%
Equal in Calcium - 130
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Equal in Zinc - 2.76

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 +307.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Contains more Folate +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643
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 2% 0% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 342% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +307.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Contains more Folate +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 23.86g 21.7g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 1.49g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.62g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 347kcal 343kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 16.3g 15g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 130mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 5.23mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 183mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 367mg
Potassium 1246mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 15mg 17mg Mung bean
Zinc 2.68mg 2.76mg Pigeon pea
Copper 0.941mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 114IU 28IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 0mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.187mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 2.965mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 1.266mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.283mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 456µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.212mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.767mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.785mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 1.549mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 1.521mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.243mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 1.237mg 0.937mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.33g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.012g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.814g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Pigeon 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
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
134
Pigeon 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
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
5%
Mung bean
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
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)
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. Pigeon pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172436/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.