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Mung bean vs Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mung bean and Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) different?

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin B6 than Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean).
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Mung bean is 141% higher.
  • Mung bean contains 35 times more Vitamin B5 than Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean). While Mung bean contains 1.91mg of Vitamin B5, Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains only 0.055mg.

Mung beans, mature seeds, raw and Yardlong bean, 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
Contains more Iron +1334%
Contains more Calcium +164%
Contains more Potassium +419.2%
Contains more Magnesium +329.5%
Contains more Copper +1860.4%
Contains more Zinc +624.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +522%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 15% 22% 32% 16% 11% 26% 1%
Contains more Iron +1334%
Contains more Calcium +164%
Contains more Potassium +419.2%
Contains more Magnesium +329.5%
Contains more Copper +1860.4%
Contains more Zinc +624.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +522%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%

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 B1 +480.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +449%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1491.7%
Contains more Folate +908.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +291.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +658.8%
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 63% 52% 0% 0% 27% 26% 8% 4% 6% 0% 0% 47%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +449%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1491.7%
Contains more Folate +908.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +291.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +658.8%

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
19
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
17
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)

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
17%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
8%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fats
5%
Mung bean
2%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)

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 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
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?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.243g)
Which food is cheaper?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 55)
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 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) Opinion
Calories 347 47 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 2.8 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 0.4 Mung bean
Vitamin C 4.8 18.8 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Carbs 62.62 8.35 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 0.47 Mung bean
Calcium 132 50 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 240 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 44 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fiber 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.048 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 0.37 Mung bean
Starch
Phosphorus 367 59 Mung bean
Sodium 15 4 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin A 114 865 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin E 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.107 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.11 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 0.41 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.055 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.024 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Mung bean
Folate 625 62 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.105 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.036 Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.169 Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26 0.032 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.104 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.15 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 0.2 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.184 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.04 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.154 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.162 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.09 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. Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169222/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.