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Mung bean vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Mung bean and Seed?

  • Mung bean is richer in Folate, and Potassium, yet Seed is richer in Selenium, Manganese, Fiber, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 144% higher.
  • Mung bean has 3 times more Potassium than Seed. Mung bean has 1246mg of Potassium, while Seed has 407mg.

We used Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Seeds, chia seeds, dried types in this comparison.

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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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Seed
Contains more Potassium +206.1%
Contains more Calcium +378%
Contains more Iron +14.5%
Contains more Magnesium +77.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
Contains more Zinc +70.9%
Equal in Sodium - 16
Equal in Copper - 0.924
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Contains more Potassium +206.1%
Contains more Calcium +378%
Contains more Iron +14.5%
Contains more Magnesium +77.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
Contains more Zinc +70.9%
Equal in Sodium - 16
Equal in Copper - 0.924

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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Seed
Contains more Vitamin A +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.1%
Contains more Folate +1175.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +292.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.5
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.62
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 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.1%
Contains more Folate +1175.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +292.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.5
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.62

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Seed Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 7.72g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 16.54g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 30.74g Seed
Carbs 62.62g 42.12g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 486kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g g Seed
Fiber 16.3g 34.4g Seed
Calcium 132mg 631mg Seed
Iron 6.74mg 7.72mg Seed
Magnesium 189mg 335mg Seed
Phosphorus 367mg 860mg Seed
Potassium 1246mg 407mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 16mg Mung bean
Zinc 2.68mg 4.58mg Seed
Copper 0.941mg 0.924mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 54IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.5mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU IU Mung bean
Vitamin D 0µg µg Mung bean
Vitamin C 4.8mg 1.6mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.62mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.17mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 8.83mg Seed
Vitamin B5 1.91mg mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 49µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.436mg Seed
Threonine 0.782mg 0.709mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.801mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 1.371mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 0.97mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.588mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 1.016mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 0.95mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.531mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.14g Mung bean
Saturated Fat 0.348g 3.33g Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 2.309g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 23.665g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Seed
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
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
195
Seed

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
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
42%
Seed
Fats
5%
Mung bean
142%
Seed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.982g)
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

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.