Bean Sprouts vs. Green Bean

Nutrition comparison of Bean Sprouts and Green Bean


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

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

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

  • Both bean sprouts and green bean are high in Vitamin C.
  • Green bean is a great source of dietary fiber and potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of bean sprouts and green bean 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: Bean Sprouts (Mung beans, mature seeds, sprouted, raw) and Green Bean (Beans, snap, green, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Bean sprouts and green bean contain similar amounts of calories - bean sprout has 30 calories per 100 grams and green bean has 31 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, bean sprouts is heavier in protein, lighter in carbs and similar to green bean for fat. Bean sprouts has a macronutrient ratio of 33:63:5 and for green bean, 20:76:5 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Bean Sprouts Green Bean
Protein 33% 20%
Carbohydrates 63% 76%
Fat 5% 5%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Bean sprouts and green bean contain similar amounts carbs - bean sprout has 5.9g of total carbs per 100 grams and green bean has 7g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in bean sprouts are made of 70% sugar and 30% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in green bean comprise of 48% sugar, 39% dietary fiber and 13% starch.

dietary fiber

Green bean is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 50% more dietary fiber than bean sprout - bean sprout has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and green bean has 2.7g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Bean sprouts and green bean contain similar amounts of sugar - bean sprout has 4.1g of sugar per 100 grams and green bean has 3.3g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Bean sprouts and green bean contain similar amounts of protein - bean sprout has 3g of protein per 100 grams and green bean has 1.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both bean sprouts and green bean are low in saturated fat - bean sprout has 0.05g of saturated fat per 100 grams and green bean has 0.05g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both bean sprouts and green bean are high in Vitamin C. Bean sprout has a little more Vitamin C (8%) than green bean by weight - bean sprout has 13.2mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and green bean has 12.2mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Green bean has 34 times more Vitamin A than bean sprout - bean sprout has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and green bean has 35ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Bean sprouts and green bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - bean sprout has 0.1mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and green bean has 0.41mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Bean sprouts and green bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - bean sprout has 33ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and green bean has 43ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Both bean sprouts and green bean contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Bean Sprouts Green Bean
Thiamin 0.084 MG 0.082 MG
Riboflavin 0.124 MG 0.104 MG
Niacin 0.749 MG 0.734 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.38 MG 0.225 MG
Vitamin B6 0.088 MG 0.141 MG
Folate 61 UG 33 UG

Minerals

calcium

Green bean has 185% more calcium than bean sprout - bean sprout has 13mg of calcium per 100 grams and green bean has 37mg of calcium.

iron

Bean sprouts and green bean contain similar amounts of iron - bean sprout has 0.91mg of iron per 100 grams and green bean has 1mg of iron.

potassium

Green bean is a great source of potassium and it has 42% more potassium than bean sprout - bean sprout has 149mg of potassium per 100 grams and green bean has 211mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds, both bean sprouts and green bean contain significant amounts of kaempferol.

Bean Sprouts Green Bean
kaempferol 0.33 mg 0.45 mg
Quercetin 0.15 mg 2.73 mg
luteolin ~ 0.13 mg
myricetin ~ 0.13 mg

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,

Bean Sprouts Green Bean
beta-carotene 6 UG 379 UG
alpha-carotene 6 UG 69 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 640 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Bean Sprouts Green Bean
alpha linoleic acid 0.016 G 0.069 G
Total 0.016 G 0.069 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both bean sprouts and green bean contain small amounts of linoleic acid.

Bean Sprouts Green Bean
linoleic acid 0.042 G 0.044 G
Total 0.042 G 0.044 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: Bean Sprouts (Mung beans, mature seeds, sprouted, raw) and Green Bean (Beans, snap, green, raw) .

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