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Seed vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Seed and Mung bean?

  • Seed is richer in Selenium, Manganese, Fiber, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, and Zinc, yet Mung bean is richer in Folate, and Potassium.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 144% higher.
  • Seed has 7 times more Selenium than Mung bean. Seed has 55.2µg of Selenium, while Mung bean has 8.2µg.

We used Seeds, chia seeds, dried and Mung beans, mature seeds, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Seed
5
:
Contains more Iron +14.5%
Contains more Calcium +378%
Contains more Magnesium +77.2%
Contains more Zinc +70.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
Contains more Potassium +206.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.941
Equal in Sodium - 15
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Contains more Iron +14.5%
Contains more Calcium +378%
Contains more Magnesium +77.2%
Contains more Zinc +70.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
Contains more Potassium +206.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.941
Equal in Sodium - 15

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
Seed
1
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +292.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.1%
Contains more Folate +1175.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.51
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 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
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 +292.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.1%
Contains more Folate +1175.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.51
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
35
Seed
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
195
Seed
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
99%
Seed
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
63%
Mung bean
Fats
142%
Seed
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.
Seed Mung bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Seed 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 Sugar?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mung bean
Mung bean contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.982g)
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 Seed Mung bean Opinion
Calories 486 347 Seed
Protein 16.54 23.86 Mung bean
Fats 30.74 1.15 Seed
Vitamin C 1.6 4.8 Mung bean
Carbs 42.12 62.62 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Mung bean
Iron 7.72 6.74 Seed
Calcium 631 132 Seed
Potassium 407 1246 Mung bean
Magnesium 335 189 Seed
Sugar 6.6 Seed
Fiber 34.4 16.3 Seed
Copper 0.924 0.941 Mung bean
Zinc 4.58 2.68 Seed
Starch
Phosphorus 860 367 Seed
Sodium 16 15 Mung bean
Vitamin A 54 114 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.5 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.62 0.621 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.233 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 8.83 2.251 Seed
Vitamin B5 1.91 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Mung bean
Folate 49 625 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0.14 0 Mung bean
Saturated Fat 3.33 0.348 Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309 0.161 Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665 0.384 Seed
Tryptophan 0.436 0.26 Seed
Threonine 0.709 0.782 Mung bean
Isoleucine 0.801 1.008 Mung bean
Leucine 1.371 1.847 Mung bean
Lysine 0.97 1.664 Mung bean
Methionine 0.588 0.286 Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016 1.443 Mung bean
Valine 0.95 1.237 Mung bean
Histidine 0.531 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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.