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Soybean vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Soybean and Mung bean different?

  • Soybean is richer in Iron, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin K, and Magnesium, while Mung bean is higher in Folate, Fiber, and Vitamin B5.
  • Soybean covers your daily need of Iron 112% more than Mung bean.
  • Soybean contains 5 times more Vitamin K than Mung bean. Soybean contains 47µg of Vitamin K, while Mung bean contains 9µg.

Soybeans, mature seeds, raw and Mung beans, mature seeds, raw types were used 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 more Calcium +109.8%
Contains more Iron +132.9%
Contains more Magnesium +48.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.8%
Contains more Potassium +44.2%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Zinc +82.5%
Contains more Copper +76.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 84% 589% 200% 302% 159% 1% 134% 553%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Contains more Calcium +109.8%
Contains more Iron +132.9%
Contains more Magnesium +48.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.8%
Contains more Potassium +44.2%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Zinc +82.5%
Contains more Copper +76.2%

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +273.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +422.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140.9%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 17% 0% 20% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 282% 0% 118%
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 E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +273.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +422.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140.9%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean Mung bean Opinion
Net carbs 20.86g 46.32g Mung bean
Protein 36.49g 23.86g Soybean
Fats 19.94g 1.15g Soybean
Carbs 30.16g 62.62g Mung bean
Calories 446kcal 347kcal Soybean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.33g 6.6g Mung bean
Fiber 9.3g 16.3g Mung bean
Calcium 277mg 132mg Soybean
Iron 15.7mg 6.74mg Soybean
Magnesium 280mg 189mg Soybean
Phosphorus 704mg 367mg Soybean
Potassium 1797mg 1246mg Soybean
Sodium 2mg 15mg Soybean
Zinc 4.89mg 2.68mg Soybean
Copper 1.658mg 0.941mg Soybean
Vitamin A 22IU 114IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.85mg 0.51mg Soybean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6mg 4.8mg Soybean
Vitamin B1 0.874mg 0.621mg Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.87mg 0.233mg Soybean
Vitamin B3 1.623mg 2.251mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 0.793mg 1.91mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.377mg 0.382mg Mung bean
Folate 375µg 625µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 47µg 9µg Soybean
Tryptophan 0.591mg 0.26mg Soybean
Threonine 1.766mg 0.782mg Soybean
Isoleucine 1.971mg 1.008mg Soybean
Leucine 3.309mg 1.847mg Soybean
Lysine 2.706mg 1.664mg Soybean
Methionine 0.547mg 0.286mg Soybean
Phenylalanine 2.122mg 1.443mg Soybean
Valine 2.029mg 1.237mg Soybean
Histidine 1.097mg 0.695mg Soybean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.884g 0.348g Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 4.404g 0.161g Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 11.255g 0.384g Soybean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Soybean 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
85
Soybean
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
252
Soybean
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
219%
Soybean
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
30%
Soybean
63%
Mung bean
Fats
92%
Soybean
5%
Mung bean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.73g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.536g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
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 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.

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. Soybean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/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.