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Mung bean vs Tempeh - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mung bean and Tempeh

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Zinc, however Tempeh has more Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Mung bean is 150% higher.
  • Tempeh has 8 times less Vitamin B1 than Mung bean. Mung bean has 0.621mg of Vitamin B1, while Tempeh has 0.078mg.

Food types used in this article are Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Tempeh.

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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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Tempeh
Contains more Iron +149.6%
Contains more Calcium +18.9%
Contains more Potassium +202.4%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +68%
Contains more Zinc +135.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +149.6%
Contains more Calcium +18.9%
Contains more Potassium +202.4%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +68%
Contains more Zinc +135.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains less Sodium -40%

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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Tempeh
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +696.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +587.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.7%
Contains more Folate +2504.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +696.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +587.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.7%
Contains more Folate +2504.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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
20
Tempeh
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
70
Tempeh

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
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
8%
Tempeh
Fats
5%
Mung bean
50%
Tempeh

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

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Mung bean Tempeh
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 Sugar?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.191g)
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 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 Tempeh Opinion
Calories 347 192 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 20.29 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 10.8 Tempeh
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 7.64 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 2.7 Mung bean
Calcium 132 111 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 412 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 81 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 Tempeh
Fiber 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.56 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 1.14 Mung bean
Starch
Phosphorus 367 266 Mung bean
Sodium 15 9 Tempeh
Vitamin A 114 0 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.078 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.358 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.251 2.64 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.278 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.215 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0.08 Tempeh
Vitamin K 9 Mung bean
Folate 625 24 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 2.539 Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 3.205 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 4.3 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.26 0.194 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.796 Tempeh
Isoleucine 1.008 0.88 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 1.43 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.908 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.175 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.893 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.92 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.466 Mung bean
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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 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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.