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Bran vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Bran and Mung bean

  • Bran has more Manganese, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, while Mung bean has more Folate, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Choline.
  • Bran covers your daily need of Manganese 200% more than Mung bean.
  • Bran contains 6 times more Selenium than Mung bean. While Bran contains 45.2µg of Selenium, Mung bean contains only 8.2µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Oat bran, raw 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
Bran
4
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Contains more Magnesium +24.3%
Contains more Zinc +16%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Iron +24.6%
Contains more Calcium +127.6%
Contains more Potassium +120.1%
Contains more Copper +133.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 203% 18% 50% 168% 135% 85% 315% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Contains more Magnesium +24.3%
Contains more Zinc +16%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Iron +24.6%
Contains more Calcium +127.6%
Contains more Potassium +120.1%
Contains more Copper +133.5%

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
Bran
2
:
Contains more Vitamin E +98%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +141%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +131.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +181.3%
Contains more Folate +1101.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.233
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% 21% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 0% 8% 39%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +98%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +141%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +131.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +181.3%
Contains more Folate +1101.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.233

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
46
Bran
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
122
Bran
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
104%
Bran
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
66%
Bran
63%
Mung bean
Fats
32%
Bran
5%
Mung 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.
Bran Mung bean
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Bran Mung 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 Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.98g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bran
Bran is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.15g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bran
Bran contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bran
Bran is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bran Mung bean Opinion
Calories 246 347 Mung bean
Protein 17.3 23.86 Mung bean
Fats 7.03 1.15 Bran
Vitamin C 0 4.8 Mung bean
Carbs 66.22 62.62 Bran
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.41 6.74 Mung bean
Calcium 58 132 Mung bean
Potassium 566 1246 Mung bean
Magnesium 235 189 Bran
Sugar 1.45 6.6 Bran
Fiber 15.4 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 0.403 0.941 Mung bean
Zinc 3.11 2.68 Bran
Starch
Phosphorus 734 367 Bran
Sodium 4 15 Bran
Vitamin A 0 114 Mung bean
Vitamin E 1.01 0.51 Bran
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.17 0.621 Bran
Vitamin B2 0.22 0.233 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 0.934 2.251 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.494 1.91 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.165 0.382 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.2 9 Mung bean
Folate 52 625 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 Bran
Saturated Fat 1.328 0.348 Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 2.376 0.161 Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 2.766 0.384 Bran
Tryptophan 0.335 0.26 Bran
Threonine 0.502 0.782 Mung bean
Isoleucine 0.668 1.008 Mung bean
Leucine 1.374 1.847 Mung bean
Lysine 0.76 1.664 Mung bean
Methionine 0.335 0.286 Bran
Phenylalanine 0.908 1.443 Mung bean
Valine 0.964 1.237 Mung bean
Histidine 0.41 0.695 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. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/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.