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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
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Contains more Iron +29.6%
Contains more Potassium +1146%
Contains more Magnesium +656%
Contains more Copper +417%
Contains more Zinc +215.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.2%
Contains less Sodium -48.3%
Equal in Calcium - 142
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 195% 43% 9% 18% 61% 24% 112% 4%
Contains more Iron +29.6%
Contains more Potassium +1146%
Contains more Magnesium +656%
Contains more Copper +417%
Contains more Zinc +215.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.2%
Contains less Sodium -48.3%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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 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

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Mung bean Wheat gluten
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.