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Mung bean vs Soybean meal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mung bean and Soybean meal different?

  • Mung bean is higher in Folate, however Soybean meal is richer in Manganese, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B6 and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Soybean meal is 120% higher.
  • Mung bean contains 2 times more Folate than Soybean meal. While Mung bean contains 625µg of Folate, Soybean meal contains only 303µg.

Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Soy meal, defatted, raw are the varieties used 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
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Contains more Iron +103.3%
Contains more Calcium +84.8%
Contains more Potassium +99.8%
Contains more Magnesium +61.9%
Contains more Copper +112.5%
Contains more Zinc +88.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +91%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 514% 74% 220% 219% 667% 138% 301% 1%
Contains more Iron +103.3%
Contains more Calcium +84.8%
Contains more Potassium +99.8%
Contains more Magnesium +61.9%
Contains more Copper +112.5%
Contains more Zinc +88.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +91%
Contains less Sodium -80%

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 +185%
Contains more Folate +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.251
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.976
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% 3% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 0% 0% 228%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +185%
Contains more Folate +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.251
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.976

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
82
Mung bean
63
Soybean meal
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
266
Soybean meal

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 the food
Protein
143%
Mung bean
295%
Soybean meal
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
36%
Soybean meal
Fats
5%
Mung bean
11%
Soybean meal

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Mung bean Soybean meal
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Soybean meal
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 contains less Sugars?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sugars (difference - 6.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.08g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Mung bean Soybean meal Opinion
Calories 347 337 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 49.2 Soybean meal
Fats 1.15 2.39 Soybean meal
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 35.89 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 13.7 Soybean meal
Calcium 132 244 Soybean meal
Potassium 1246 2490 Soybean meal
Magnesium 189 306 Soybean meal
Sugars 6.6 Soybean meal
Fiber 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 2 Soybean meal
Zinc 2.68 5.06 Soybean meal
Starch
Phosphorus 367 701 Soybean meal
Sodium 15 3 Soybean meal
Vitamin A 114 40 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.691 Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.251 Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.251 2.587 Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.91 1.976 Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.569 Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Mung bean
Folate 625 303 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.268 Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.409 Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 1.045 Soybean meal
Tryptophan 0.26 0.653 Soybean meal
Threonine 0.782 1.952 Soybean meal
Isoleucine 1.008 2.18 Soybean meal
Leucine 1.847 3.66 Soybean meal
Lysine 1.664 2.991 Soybean meal
Methionine 0.286 0.606 Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 1.443 2.346 Soybean meal
Valine 1.237 2.243 Soybean meal
Histidine 0.695 1.212 Soybean meal
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/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.