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Mung bean vs Brown rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mung bean and Brown rice?

  • Mung bean is richer than Brown rice in Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 154% more.
  • Mung bean has 14 times more Potassium than Brown rice. While Mung bean has 1246mg of Potassium, Brown rice has only 86mg.

We used Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked types in this article.

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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 +1103.6%
Contains more Calcium +4300%
Contains more Potassium +1348.8%
Contains more Magnesium +384.6%
Contains more Copper +787.7%
Contains more Zinc +277.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +256.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 1% 8% 28% 36% 20% 45% 1%
Contains more Iron +1103.6%
Contains more Calcium +4300%
Contains more Potassium +1348.8%
Contains more Magnesium +384.6%
Contains more Copper +787.7%
Contains more Zinc +277.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +256.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +402.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4400%
Contains more Folate +6844.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.8%
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% 0% 4% 0% 45% 16% 49% 23% 29% 0% 1% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +402.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4400%
Contains more Folate +6844.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.8%

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
14
Brown rice
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
20
Brown rice

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
16%
Brown rice
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
26%
Brown rice
Fats
5%
Mung bean
4%
Brown rice

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Brown rice
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 glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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 is lower in Sugar?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.088g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Brown rice Opinion
Calories 347 123 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 2.74 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 0.97 Mung bean
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 25.58 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 0.56 Mung bean
Calcium 132 3 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 86 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 39 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 0.24 Brown rice
Fiber 16.3 1.6 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.106 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 0.71 Mung bean
Starch 24.79 Brown rice
Phosphorus 367 103 Mung bean
Sodium 15 4 Brown rice
Vitamin A 114 0 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 0.17 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.178 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.069 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 2.561 Brown rice
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.38 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.123 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 0.2 Mung bean
Folate 625 9 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.26 Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.369 Brown rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.366 Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26 0.033 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.095 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.109 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 0.214 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.099 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.058 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.133 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.151 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.066 Mung bean
Fructose 0 Brown rice

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. Brown rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169704/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.