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Nattō vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Nattō and Mung bean

  • Nattō has more Iron, and Manganese, while Mung bean has more Folate, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Mung bean covers your daily need of Folate 154% more than Nattō.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Natto and Mung beans, mature seeds, raw.

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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 Calcium +64.4%
Contains more Iron +27.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%
Contains more Zinc +13.1%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.9%
Contains more Potassium +70.9%
Contains more Copper +41.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 66% 323% 83% 75% 65% 1% 83% 223%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Contains more Calcium +64.4%
Contains more Iron +27.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%
Contains more Zinc +13.1%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.9%
Contains more Potassium +70.9%
Contains more Copper +41.1%

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
Nattō
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Contains more Vitamin C +170.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +788.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Folate +7712.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 44% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 6% 0% 58%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +170.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +788.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Folate +7712.5%

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.
Nattō Mung bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nattō Mung bean Opinion
Net carbs 7.28g 46.32g Mung bean
Protein 19.4g 23.86g Mung bean
Fats 11g 1.15g Nattō
Carbs 12.68g 62.62g Mung bean
Calories 211kcal 347kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.89g 6.6g Nattō
Fiber 5.4g 16.3g Mung bean
Calcium 217mg 132mg Nattō
Iron 8.6mg 6.74mg Nattō
Magnesium 115mg 189mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 174mg 367mg Mung bean
Potassium 729mg 1246mg Mung bean
Sodium 7mg 15mg Nattō
Zinc 3.03mg 2.68mg Nattō
Copper 0.667mg 0.941mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 0IU 114IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.51mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13mg 4.8mg Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.16mg 0.621mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.233mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 0mg 2.251mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 0.215mg 1.91mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.382mg Mung bean
Folate 8µg 625µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 23.1µg 9µg Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223mg 0.26mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.813mg 0.782mg Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931mg 1.008mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.509mg 1.847mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.145mg 1.664mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.208mg 0.286mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 0.941mg 1.443mg Mung bean
Valine 1.018mg 1.237mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.512mg 0.695mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.591g 0.348g Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43g 0.161g Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 0.384g Nattō

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nattō Mung bean
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
20
Nattō
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
135
Mung 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
116%
Nattō
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
63%
Mung bean
Fats
51%
Nattō
5%
Mung bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.71g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.243g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/nutrients
  2. Mung bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174256/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.