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Brown rice vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Brown rice and Mung bean?

  • Mung bean is richer than Brown rice in Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 154% more.

We used Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked and Mung beans, mature seeds, raw types 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 less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Iron +1103.6%
Contains more Calcium +4300%
Contains more Potassium +1348.8%
Contains more Magnesium +384.6%
Contains more Copper +787.7%
Contains more Zinc +277.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +256.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 1% 8% 28% 36% 20% 45% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Iron +1103.6%
Contains more Calcium +4300%
Contains more Potassium +1348.8%
Contains more Magnesium +384.6%
Contains more Copper +787.7%
Contains more Zinc +277.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +256.3%

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 B3 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +402.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4400%
Contains more Folate +6844.4%
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% 4% 0% 45% 16% 49% 23% 29% 0% 1% 7%
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 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +402.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4400%
Contains more Folate +6844.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brown rice Mung bean Opinion
Calories 123kcal 347kcal Mung bean
Protein 2.74g 23.86g Mung bean
Fats 0.97g 1.15g Mung bean
Vitamin C 0mg 4.8mg Mung bean
Net carbs 23.98g 46.32g Mung bean
Carbs 25.58g 62.62g Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.56mg 6.74mg Mung bean
Calcium 3mg 132mg Mung bean
Potassium 86mg 1246mg Mung bean
Magnesium 39mg 189mg Mung bean
Sugar 0.24g 6.6g Brown rice
Fiber 1.6g 16.3g Mung bean
Copper 0.106mg 0.941mg Mung bean
Zinc 0.71mg 2.68mg Mung bean
Starch 24.79g g Brown rice
Phosphorus 103mg 367mg Mung bean
Sodium 4mg 15mg Brown rice
Vitamin A 0IU 114IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.51mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.178mg 0.621mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.233mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.561mg 2.251mg Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.38mg 1.91mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.123mg 0.382mg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 9µg Mung bean
Folate 9µg 625µg Mung bean
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.26g 0.348g Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.369g 0.161g Brown rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.366g 0.384g Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.033mg 0.26mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.095mg 0.782mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 0.109mg 1.008mg Mung bean
Leucine 0.214mg 1.847mg Mung bean
Lysine 0.099mg 1.664mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.058mg 0.286mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 0.133mg 1.443mg Mung bean
Valine 0.151mg 1.237mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.066mg 0.695mg Mung bean
Fructose 0g g Brown rice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brown rice Mung bean
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
14
Brown rice
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
20
Brown rice
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
16%
Brown rice
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
26%
Brown rice
63%
Mung bean
Fats
4%
Brown rice
5%
Mung bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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 is lower in Sugar?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.088g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Brown rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169704/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.