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Sesame vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Sesame and Mung bean

  • Sesame has more Copper, Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc, Magnesium and Phosphorus, while Mung bean has more Folate and Vitamin B5.
  • Sesame covers your daily need of Copper 349% more than Mung bean.
  • Sesame contains 7 times more Calcium than Mung bean. While Sesame contains 975mg of Calcium, Mung bean contains only 132mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried 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
Sesame
7
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Contains more Iron +115.9%
Contains more Calcium +638.6%
Contains more Magnesium +85.7%
Contains more Copper +333.8%
Contains more Zinc +189.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Potassium +166.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Contains more Iron +115.9%
Contains more Calcium +638.6%
Contains more Magnesium +85.7%
Contains more Copper +333.8%
Contains more Zinc +189.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Potassium +166.2%

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
Sesame
4
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +104%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3720%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +544.3%
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% 1% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
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 B1 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +104%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3720%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +544.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.233

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
50
Sesame
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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 the food
Protein
106%
Sesame
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
63%
Mung bean
Fats
229%
Sesame
5%
Mung bean

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Sesame Mung bean
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sesame 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 contains less Sugars?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sugars (difference - 6.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.609g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Sesame Mung bean Opinion
Calories 573 347 Sesame
Protein 17.73 23.86 Mung bean
Fats 49.67 1.15 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 4.8 Mung bean
Carbs 23.45 62.62 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 14.55 6.74 Sesame
Calcium 975 132 Sesame
Potassium 468 1246 Mung bean
Magnesium 351 189 Sesame
Sugars 0.3 6.6 Sesame
Fiber 11.8 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 4.082 0.941 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 2.68 Sesame
Starch
Phosphorus 629 367 Sesame
Sodium 11 15 Sesame
Vitamin A 9 114 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.25 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.791 0.621 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247 0.233 Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515 2.251 Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05 1.91 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.79 0.382 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 9 Mung bean
Folate 97 625 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 Sesame
Saturated Fat 6.957 0.348 Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 0.161 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 0.384 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388 0.26 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 0.782 Mung bean
Isoleucine 0.763 1.008 Mung bean
Leucine 1.358 1.847 Mung bean
Lysine 0.569 1.664 Mung bean
Methionine 0.586 0.286 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 1.443 Mung bean
Valine 0.99 1.237 Mung bean
Histidine 0.522 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.