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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 Calcium +4300%
Contains more Iron +1103.6%
Contains more Magnesium +384.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +256.3%
Contains more Potassium +1348.8%
Contains more Zinc +277.5%
Contains more Copper +787.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 22% 28% 45% 8% 1% 20% 36%
Contains more Calcium +4300%
Contains more Iron +1103.6%
Contains more Magnesium +384.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +256.3%
Contains more Potassium +1348.8%
Contains more Zinc +277.5%
Contains more Copper +787.7%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +6844.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +4400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.8%
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 0% 4% 0% 0% 45% 16% 49% 23% 29% 7% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +6844.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +4400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Brown rice Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 23.98g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 2.74g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 0.97g Mung bean
Carbs 62.62g 25.58g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 123kcal Mung bean
Starch g 24.79g Brown rice
Fructose g 0g Brown rice
Sugar 6.6g 0.24g Brown rice
Fiber 16.3g 1.6g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 3mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 0.56mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 39mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 103mg Mung bean
Potassium 1246mg 86mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 4mg Brown rice
Zinc 2.68mg 0.71mg Mung bean
Copper 0.941mg 0.106mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 0IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.17mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 0mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.178mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.069mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 2.561mg Brown rice
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.38mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.123mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 9µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 0.2µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.033mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.095mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.109mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 0.214mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 0.099mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.058mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 0.133mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 0.151mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.066mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.26g Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.369g Brown rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.366g Mung bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Brown rice
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
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

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)

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.