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

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 A +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.1%
Contains more Folate +1175.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.51
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.621
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
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 B3 +292.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.1%
Contains more Folate +1175.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.51
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.621

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Mung bean Opinion
Net carbs 7.72g 46.32g Mung bean
Protein 16.54g 23.86g Mung bean
Fats 30.74g 1.15g Seed
Carbs 42.12g 62.62g Mung bean
Calories 486kcal 347kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 6.6g Seed
Fiber 34.4g 16.3g Seed
Calcium 631mg 132mg Seed
Iron 7.72mg 6.74mg Seed
Magnesium 335mg 189mg Seed
Phosphorus 860mg 367mg Seed
Potassium 407mg 1246mg Mung bean
Sodium 16mg 15mg Mung bean
Zinc 4.58mg 2.68mg Seed
Copper 0.924mg 0.941mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 54IU 114IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.5mg 0.51mg Mung bean
Vitamin D IU 0IU Mung bean
Vitamin D µg 0µg Mung bean
Vitamin C 1.6mg 4.8mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.62mg 0.621mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.233mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 8.83mg 2.251mg Seed
Vitamin B5 mg 1.91mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 mg 0.382mg Mung bean
Folate 49µg 625µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 9µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.436mg 0.26mg Seed
Threonine 0.709mg 0.782mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 0.801mg 1.008mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.371mg 1.847mg Mung bean
Lysine 0.97mg 1.664mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.588mg 0.286mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016mg 1.443mg Mung bean
Valine 0.95mg 1.237mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.531mg 0.695mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.14g 0g Mung bean
Saturated Fat 3.33g 0.348g Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309g 0.161g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665g 0.384g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Seed 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
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

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)

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.