Mung Bean vs. Beets

Nutrition comparison of Mung Bean and Beets


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in mung bean and beets:

  • Both beets and mung bean are high in dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Mung bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Mung bean is an excellent source of calcium, iron and protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of mung bean and beets 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: Mung Bean (Mung beans, mature seeds, raw) and Beets (Beets, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Mung bean is high in calories and beet has 88% less calories than mung bean - beet has 43 calories per 100 grams and mung bean has 347 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, mung bean is heavier in protein, lighter in carbs and similar to beets for fat. Mung bean has a macronutrient ratio of 27:70:3 and for beets, 14:83:3 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Mung Bean Beets
Protein 27% 14%
Carbohydrates 70% 83%
Fat 3% 3%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Mung bean is high in carbohydrates and beet has 85% less carbohydrates than mung bean - beet has 9.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and mung bean has 62.6g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both beets and mung bean are high in dietary fiber. Mung bean has 482% more dietary fiber than beet - beet has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and mung bean has 16.3g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Beets and mung bean contain similar amounts of sugar - beet has 6.8g of sugar per 100 grams and mung bean has 6.6g of sugar.



Protein

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Mung bean is an excellent source of protein and it has 13 times more protein than beet - beet has 1.6g of protein per 100 grams and mung bean has 23.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both beets and mung bean are low in saturated fat - beet has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and mung bean has 0.35g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Beets and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - beet has 4.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and mung bean has 4.8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Beets and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - beet has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and mung bean has 6ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Beets and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beet has 0.04mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and mung bean has 0.51mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Beets and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - beet has 0.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and mung bean has 9ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Mung bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Mung Bean Beets
Thiamin 0.621 MG 0.031 MG
Riboflavin 0.233 MG 0.04 MG
Niacin 2.251 MG 0.334 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.91 MG 0.155 MG
Vitamin B6 0.382 MG 0.067 MG
Folate 625 UG 109 UG

Minerals

calcium

Mung bean is an excellent source of calcium and it has 725% more calcium than beet - beet has 16mg of calcium per 100 grams and mung bean has 132mg of calcium.

iron

Mung bean is an excellent source of iron and it has 743% more iron than beet - beet has 0.8mg of iron per 100 grams and mung bean has 6.7mg of iron.

potassium

Both beets and mung bean are high in potassium. Mung bean has 283% more potassium than beet - beet has 325mg of potassium per 100 grams and mung bean has 1246mg 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,

Mung Bean Beets
beta-carotene 68 UG 20 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Mung Bean Beets
alpha linoleic acid 0.027 G 0.005 G
Total 0.027 G 0.005 G

omega 6s

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

Mung Bean Beets
linoleic acid 0.357 G 0.055 G
Total 0.357 G 0.055 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: Mung Bean (Mung beans, mature seeds, raw) and Beets (Beets, raw) .

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