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Mung bean vs Wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Mung bean and Wheat?

  • Mung bean is richer in Folate, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1, yet Wheat is richer in Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus.
  • Wheat's daily need coverage for Selenium is 148% higher.
  • Mung bean has 15 times more Folate than Wheat. Mung bean has 625µg of Folate, while Wheat has 43µg.

We used Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Wheat, durum 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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Wheat
Contains more Iron +91.5%
Contains more Calcium +288.2%
Contains more Potassium +189.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Copper +70.2%
Contains more Zinc +55.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 132% 11% 39% 103% 185% 114% 218% 1%
Contains more Iron +91.5%
Contains more Calcium +288.2%
Contains more Potassium +189.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Copper +70.2%
Contains more Zinc +55.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%

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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Wheat
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.3%
Contains more Folate +1353.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +199.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.419
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% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.3%
Contains more Folate +1353.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +199.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.419

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
37
Wheat
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
100
Wheat

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
82%
Wheat
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
71%
Wheat
Fats
5%
Mung bean
11%
Wheat

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mung bean Wheat
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?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.106g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
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 Wheat Opinion
Calories 347 339 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 13.68 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 2.47 Wheat
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 71.13 Wheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 3.52 Mung bean
Calcium 132 34 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 431 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 144 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 Wheat
Fiber 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.553 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 4.16 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 367 508 Wheat
Sodium 15 2 Wheat
Vitamin A 114 0 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.419 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.121 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 6.738 Wheat
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.935 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.419 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Mung bean
Folate 625 43 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.454 Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.344 Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.978 Wheat
Tryptophan 0.26 0.176 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.366 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.533 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 0.934 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.303 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.221 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.681 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.594 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.322 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. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.