Apple vs. Mung Bean

Nutrition comparison of Apple and Mung Bean


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

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

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

  • Both apple and mung bean are high in dietary fiber.
  • Mung bean has more beta-carotene than apple, however, apple contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than mung bean.
  • Mung bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Mung bean is an excellent source of calcium, iron, potassium and protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of apple 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: Apple (Apples, raw, with skin (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) 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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Mung bean is high in calories and apple has 85% less calories than mung bean - apple has 52 calories per 100 grams and mung bean has 347 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, apple is much lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and similar to mung bean for fat. Apple has a macronutrient ratio of 2:96:3 and for mung bean, 27:70:3 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Apple Mung Bean
Protein 2% 27%
Carbohydrates 96% 70%
Fat 3% 3%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Mung bean is high in carbohydrates and apple has 78% less carbohydrates than mung bean - apple has 13.8g of total carbs per 100 grams and mung bean has 62.6g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both apple and mung bean are high in dietary fiber. Mung bean has 579% more dietary fiber than apple - apple has 2.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and mung bean has 16.3g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Apple and mung bean contain similar amounts of sugar - apple has 10.4g 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 90 times more protein than apple - apple has 0.26g of protein per 100 grams and mung bean has 23.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Apple and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - apple has 4.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and mung bean has 4.8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Apple and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - apple has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and mung bean has 6ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Apple and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - apple has 0.18mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and mung bean has 0.51mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Apple and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - apple has 2.2ug 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.

Apple Mung Bean
Thiamin 0.017 MG 0.621 MG
Riboflavin 0.026 MG 0.233 MG
Niacin 0.091 MG 2.251 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.061 MG 1.91 MG
Vitamin B6 0.041 MG 0.382 MG
Folate 3 UG 625 UG

Minerals

calcium

Mung bean is an excellent source of calcium and it has 21 times more calcium than apple - apple has 6mg of calcium per 100 grams and mung bean has 132mg of calcium.

iron

Mung bean is an excellent source of iron and it has 55 times more iron than apple - apple has 0.12mg of iron per 100 grams and mung bean has 6.7mg of iron.

potassium

Mung bean is an excellent source of potassium and it has 10 times more potassium than apple - apple has 107mg 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 has more beta-carotene than apple per 100 grams, however, apple contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than mung bean per 100 grams.

Apple Mung Bean
beta-carotene 27 UG 68 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 29 UG ~

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Apple Mung Bean
alpha linoleic acid 0.009 G 0.027 G
Total 0.009 G 0.027 G

omega 6s

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

Apple Mung Bean
linoleic acid 0.043 G 0.357 G
Total 0.043 G 0.357 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: Apple (Apples, raw, with skin (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Mung Bean (Mung beans, mature seeds, raw) .

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