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Mung bean vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Mung bean and Flax

  • Mung bean is richer in Folate, and Vitamin B5, while Flax is higher in Vitamin B1, Manganese, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Copper.
  • Mung bean covers your daily Folate needs 135% more than Flax.
  • Mung bean has 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Flax. Mung bean has 1.91mg of Vitamin B5, while Flax has 0.985mg.
  • Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Seeds, flaxseed.

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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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Flax
Contains more Iron +17.6%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +93.2%
Contains more Magnesium +107.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.9%
Contains more Zinc +61.9%
Contains more Copper +29.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 77% 215% 280% 276% 72% 4% 119% 407%
Contains more Iron +17.6%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +93.2%
Contains more Magnesium +107.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.9%
Contains more Zinc +61.9%
Contains more Copper +29.6%

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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Flax
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.9%
Contains more Folate +618.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +109.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.8%
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% 7% 0% 2% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 66% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.9%
Contains more Folate +618.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +109.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Flax Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 1.58g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 18.29g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 42.16g Flax
Carbs 62.62g 28.88g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 534kcal Flax
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Flax
Sugar 6.6g 1.55g Flax
Fiber 16.3g 27.3g Flax
Calcium 132mg 255mg Flax
Iron 6.74mg 5.73mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 392mg Flax
Phosphorus 367mg 642mg Flax
Potassium 1246mg 813mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 30mg Mung bean
Zinc 2.68mg 4.34mg Flax
Copper 0.941mg 1.22mg Flax
Vitamin A 114IU 0IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.31mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 0.6mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 1.644mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.161mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 3.08mg Flax
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.985mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.473mg Flax
Folate 625µg 87µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 4.3µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.297mg Flax
Threonine 0.782mg 0.766mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.896mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 1.235mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 0.862mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.37mg Flax
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 0.957mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 1.072mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.472mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Flax
Saturated Fat 0.348g 3.663g Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 7.527g Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 28.73g Flax

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Flax
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
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
181
Flax

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
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
29%
Flax
Fats
5%
Mung bean
195%
Flax

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.315g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.05g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.