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Mung bean vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mung bean and Wheat gluten

  • Mung bean has more Copper, Fiber, Magnesium, Potassium, and Iron, however Wheat gluten is richer in Folate, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 156% more.
  • Mung bean contains 27 times more Fiber than Wheat gluten. Mung bean contains 16.3g of Fiber, while Wheat gluten contains 0.6g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Vital wheat gluten.

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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
Contains more Iron +29.6%
Contains more Magnesium +656%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.2%
Contains more Potassium +1146%
Contains less Sodium -48.3%
Contains more Zinc +215.3%
Contains more Copper +417%
Equal in Calcium - 142
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Contains more Iron +29.6%
Contains more Magnesium +656%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.2%
Contains more Potassium +1146%
Contains less Sodium -48.3%
Contains more Zinc +215.3%
Contains more Copper +417%
Equal in Calcium - 142

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 13.19g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 1.15g 1.85g Wheat gluten
Carbs 62.62g 13.79g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 370kcal Wheat gluten
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g 0g Wheat gluten
Fiber 16.3g 0.6g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 142mg Wheat gluten
Iron 6.74mg 5.2mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 25mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 260mg Mung bean
Potassium 1246mg 100mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 29mg Mung bean
Zinc 2.68mg 0.85mg Mung bean
Copper 0.941mg 0.182mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 0IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 0mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 0mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 0µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 0µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.272g Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.156g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.81g Wheat gluten

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean Wheat gluten
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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
58
Wheat gluten

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
5%
Mung bean
9%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.076g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
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)

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 gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/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.