Mung Bean vs. Bean Sprouts

Nutrition comparison of Mung Bean and Bean Sprouts


Ever wonder how your favorite beans or seeds and their sprouts stack up against each other in terms of nutrition? Does a single cooked bean or legume contain more protein? Or is its sprout full of dietary fiber?

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

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

  • Bean sprout is a great source of Vitamin C.
  • Mung bean has more thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Mung bean is an excellent source of calcium, dietary fiber, iron, potassium and protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of mung bean 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: Mung Bean (Mung beans, mature seeds, raw) and Bean Sprouts (Mung beans, mature seeds, sprouted, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Here's an infographic summarizing the nutritional differences between mung bean and bean sprouts. marks particularly rich nutrients.




Nutritional Information


The comparison below is comparing beans and sprouts for a dried or raw bean versus its sprouted or vegetable form. 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 Bean Sprouts (Mung beans, mature seeds, sprouted, raw) .

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