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Wheat vs Mung bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Wheat and Mung bean?

  • Wheat is richer in Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus, yet Mung bean is richer in Folate, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1.
  • Wheat's daily need coverage for Selenium is 148% higher.
  • Wheat has 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Mung bean. Wheat has 6.738mg of Vitamin B3, while Mung bean has 2.251mg.

We used Wheat, durum 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
Wheat
3
:
Contains more Zinc +55.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Iron +91.5%
Contains more Calcium +288.2%
Contains more Potassium +189.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Copper +70.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 132% 11% 39% 103% 185% 114% 218% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Contains more Zinc +55.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Iron +91.5%
Contains more Calcium +288.2%
Contains more Potassium +189.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Copper +70.2%

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
Wheat
2
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +199.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.3%
Contains more Folate +1353.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382
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% 0% 0% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 0% 0% 33%
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 +199.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.3%
Contains more Folate +1353.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382

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
37
Wheat
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
100
Wheat
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
82%
Wheat
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
63%
Mung bean
Fats
11%
Wheat
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.
Wheat Mung bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Wheat 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?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.106g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wheat Mung bean Opinion
Calories 339 347 Mung bean
Protein 13.68 23.86 Mung bean
Fats 2.47 1.15 Wheat
Vitamin C 0 4.8 Mung bean
Carbs 71.13 62.62 Wheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.52 6.74 Mung bean
Calcium 34 132 Mung bean
Potassium 431 1246 Mung bean
Magnesium 144 189 Mung bean
Sugar 6.6 Wheat
Fiber 16.3 Mung bean
Copper 0.553 0.941 Mung bean
Zinc 4.16 2.68 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 508 367 Wheat
Sodium 2 15 Wheat
Vitamin A 0 114 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.419 0.621 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.121 0.233 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 6.738 2.251 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935 1.91 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.382 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Mung bean
Folate 43 625 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.454 0.348 Mung bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344 0.161 Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978 0.384 Wheat
Tryptophan 0.176 0.26 Mung bean
Threonine 0.366 0.782 Mung bean
Isoleucine 0.533 1.008 Mung bean
Leucine 0.934 1.847 Mung bean
Lysine 0.303 1.664 Mung bean
Methionine 0.221 0.286 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 0.681 1.443 Mung bean
Valine 0.594 1.237 Mung bean
Histidine 0.322 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. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.