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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
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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 Zinc - 2.76
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
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 Zinc - 2.76
Equal in Phosphorus - 367

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +307.1%
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 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 0% 2% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 0% 0% 342%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +307.1%
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 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 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

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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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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