Chickpeas vs. Mung Bean

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Chickpeas and Mung Bean


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

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

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

  • Both chickpeas and mung bean are high in calcium, calories, dietary fiber, iron, potassium and protein.
  • Mung bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
Detailed nutritional comparison of chickpeas and mung 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: Chickpeas (Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt) and Mung Bean (Mung beans, mature seeds, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both chickpeas and mung bean are high in calories. Mung bean has 112% more calories than chickpea - chickpea has 164 calories per 100 grams and mung bean has 347 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, chickpeas is lighter in protein, lighter in carbs and heavier in fat compared to mung bean per calorie. Chickpeas has a macronutrient ratio of 21:65:14 and for mung bean, 27:70:3 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Chickpeas Mung Bean
Protein 21% 27%
Carbohydrates 65% 70%
Fat 14% 3%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Mung bean is high in carbohydrates and chickpea has 56% less carbohydrates than mung bean - chickpea has 27.4g of total carbs per 100 grams and mung bean has 62.6g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both chickpeas and mung bean are high in dietary fiber. Mung bean has 114% more dietary fiber than chickpea - chickpea has 7.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and mung bean has 16.3g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Chickpeas and mung bean contain similar amounts of sugar - chickpea has 4.8g of sugar per 100 grams and mung bean has 6.6g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Both chickpeas and mung bean are high in protein. Mung bean has 169% more protein than chickpea - chickpea has 8.9g of protein per 100 grams and mung bean has 23.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both chickpeas and mung bean are low in saturated fat - chickpea has 0.27g of saturated fat per 100 grams and mung bean has 0.35g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Mung bean has 269% more Vitamin C than chickpea - chickpea has 1.3mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and mung bean has 4.8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Chickpeas and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - chickpea has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and mung bean has 6ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Chickpeas and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - chickpea has 0.35mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and mung bean has 0.51mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Chickpeas and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - chickpea has 4ug 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.

Chickpeas Mung Bean
Thiamin 0.116 MG 0.621 MG
Riboflavin 0.063 MG 0.233 MG
Niacin 0.526 MG 2.251 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.286 MG 1.91 MG
Vitamin B6 0.139 MG 0.382 MG
Folate 172 UG 625 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both chickpeas and mung bean are high in calcium. Mung bean has 169% more calcium than chickpea - chickpea has 49mg of calcium per 100 grams and mung bean has 132mg of calcium.

iron

Both chickpeas and mung bean are high in iron. Mung bean has 133% more iron than chickpea - chickpea has 2.9mg of iron per 100 grams and mung bean has 6.7mg of iron.

potassium

Both chickpeas and mung bean are high in potassium. Mung bean has 328% more potassium than chickpea - chickpea has 291mg 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,

Chickpeas Mung Bean
beta-carotene 16 UG 68 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both chickpeas and mung bean contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Chickpeas Mung Bean
alpha linoleic acid 0.043 G 0.027 G
Total 0.043 G 0.027 G

omega 6s

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

Chickpeas Mung Bean
linoleic acid 1.113 G 0.357 G
Total 1.113 G 0.357 G



Customize your serving size


The comparison below is by weight, but sometimes 100g isn't that intuitive of a measurement for food. View a custom portion comparison (e.g. cups, oz, package).

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Note: The specific food items compared are: Chickpeas (Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt) and Mung Bean (Mung beans, mature seeds, raw) .

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