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Pigeon pea vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pigeon pea and Mung bean

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Manganese, and Copper, however Mung bean is richer in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 42% higher.
  • Pigeon pea has 2 times more Manganese than Mung bean. While Pigeon pea has 1.791mg of Manganese, Mung bean has only 1.035mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, 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
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Contains more Potassium +11.7%
Contains more Copper +12.3%
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Equal in Calcium - 132
Equal in Magnesium - 189
Equal in Zinc - 2.68
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Contains more Potassium +11.7%
Contains more Copper +12.3%
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Equal in Calcium - 132
Equal in Magnesium - 189
Equal in Zinc - 2.68
Equal in Phosphorus - 367

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 B3 +31.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +307.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Contains more Folate +37.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.621
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 0% 0% 342%
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 B3 +31.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +307.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Contains more Folate +37.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.621

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
62
Pigeon pea
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
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
130%
Pigeon pea
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
63%
Mung bean
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
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.
Pigeon pea Mung bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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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?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Mung bean Opinion
Calories 343 347 Mung bean
Protein 21.7 23.86 Mung bean
Fats 1.49 1.15 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 4.8 Mung bean
Carbs 62.78 62.62 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 6.74 Mung bean
Calcium 130 132 Mung bean
Potassium 1392 1246 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 189 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 1.057 0.941 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 2.68 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 367
Sodium 17 15 Mung bean
Vitamin A 28 114 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.621 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.233 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.965 2.251 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 1.91 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.382 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Mung bean
Folate 456 625 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.348 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.161 Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.384 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.26 Mung bean
Threonine 0.767 0.782 Mung bean
Isoleucine 0.785 1.008 Mung bean
Leucine 1.549 1.847 Mung bean
Lysine 1.521 1.664 Mung bean
Methionine 0.243 0.286 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.858 1.443 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 1.237 Mung bean
Histidine 0.774 0.695 Pigeon pea
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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. Pigeon pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172436/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.