Avocado vs. Bean Sprouts

Nutrition comparison of Avocado and Bean Sprouts


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of avocado versus bean sprouts (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in avocado and bean sprouts:

  • Avocado has more niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Avocado is an excellent source of dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Bean sprout has 45.2 times less saturated fat than avocado.
  • Bean sprout is a great source of Vitamin C.
Detailed nutritional comparison of avocado and bean sprouts is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Avocado (Avocados, raw, California) and Bean Sprouts (Mung beans, mature seeds, sprouted, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Avocado is high in calories and bean sprout has 82% less calories than avocado - bean sprout has 30 calories per 100 grams and avocado has 167 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, avocado is much lighter in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to bean sprouts per calorie. Avocado has a macronutrient ratio of 4:19:77 and for bean sprouts, 33:63:5 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Avocado Bean Sprouts
Protein 4% 33%
Carbohydrates 19% 63%
Fat 77% 5%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Bean sprouts and avocado contain similar amounts carbs - bean sprout has 5.9g of total carbs per 100 grams and avocado has 8.6g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Avocado is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has 278% more dietary fiber than bean sprout - bean sprout has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and avocado has 6.8g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Bean sprouts and avocado contain similar amounts of sugar - bean sprout has 4.1g of sugar per 100 grams and avocado has 0.3g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Bean sprouts and avocado contain similar amounts of protein - bean sprout has 3g of protein per 100 grams and avocado has 2g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Bean sprout has 45.2 times less saturated fat than avocado - bean sprout has 0.05g of saturated fat per 100 grams and avocado has 2.1g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Bean sprout is a great source of Vitamin C and it has 50% more Vitamin C than avocado - bean sprout has 13.2mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and avocado has 8.8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Bean sprouts and avocado contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - bean sprout has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and avocado has 7ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Avocado has 18 times more Vitamin E than bean sprout - bean sprout has 0.1mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and avocado has 2mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Bean sprouts and avocado contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - bean sprout has 33ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and avocado has 21ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Avocado has more niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6. Both avocado and bean sprouts contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin and folate.

Avocado Bean Sprouts
Thiamin 0.075 MG 0.084 MG
Riboflavin 0.143 MG 0.124 MG
Niacin 1.912 MG 0.749 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.463 MG 0.38 MG
Vitamin B6 0.287 MG 0.088 MG
Folate 89 UG 61 UG

Minerals

calcium

Bean sprouts and avocado contain similar amounts of calcium - bean sprout has 13mg of calcium per 100 grams and avocado has 13mg of calcium.

iron

Bean sprouts and avocado contain similar amounts of iron - bean sprout has 0.91mg of iron per 100 grams and avocado has 0.61mg of iron.

potassium

Avocado is an excellent source of potassium and it has 240% more potassium than bean sprout - bean sprout has 149mg of potassium per 100 grams and avocado has 507mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Avocado Bean Sprouts
beta-carotene 63 UG 6 UG
alpha-carotene 24 UG 6 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 271 UG ~

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, avocado has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than bean sprout per 100 grams.

Avocado Bean Sprouts
alpha linoleic acid 0.125 G 0.016 G
Total 0.125 G 0.016 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, avocado has more linoleic acid than bean sprout per 100 grams.

Avocado Bean Sprouts
linoleic acid 1.674 G 0.042 G
other omega 6 0.015 G ~
Total 1.689 G 0.042 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Avocado (Avocados, raw, California) and Bean Sprouts (Mung beans, mature seeds, sprouted, raw) .

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