Mung Bean vs. Bean Sprouts

Nutrition comparison of Mung Bean and Bean Sprouts


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

We compared the nutritional contents of mung bean versus bean sprouts (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Mung bean is high in calories and bean sprout has less calories than mung bean - bean sprout has 30kcal of calories per 100 grams and mung bean has 347kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Mung bean is a excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than bean sprout - bean sprout has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and mung bean has 16.3g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Bean sprouts and mung bean contain similar amounts of sugar - bean sprout has 4.1g of sugar per 100 grams and mung bean has 6.6g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Mung bean is a excellent source of protein and it has more protein than bean sprout - bean sprout has 3g of protein per 100 grams and mung bean has 23.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both bean sprouts and mung bean are low in saturated fat - bean sprout has 0.05g of saturated fat per 100 grams and mung bean has 0.35g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Bean sprout is a great source of Vitamin C and it has more Vitamin C than mung bean - bean sprout has 13.2mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and mung bean has 4.8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Bean sprouts and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - bean sprout has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and mung bean has 6ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Bean sprouts and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - bean sprout has 0.1mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and mung bean has 0.51mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Mung bean has more thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6 and folate. Both mung bean and bean sprouts contain significant amounts of riboflavin.

Mung Bean Bean Sprouts
Thiamin 0.621 MG 0.084 MG
Riboflavin 0.233 MG 0.124 MG
Niacin 2.251 MG 0.749 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.91 MG 0.38 MG
Vitamin B6 0.382 MG 0.088 MG
Folate 625 UG 61 UG

Minerals

calcium

Mung bean is a excellent source of calcium and it has more calcium than bean sprout - bean sprout has 13mg of calcium per 100 grams and mung bean has 132mg of calcium.

iron

Mung bean is a excellent source of iron and it has more iron than bean sprout - bean sprout has 0.91mg of iron per 100 grams and mung bean has 6.7mg of iron.

potassium

Mung bean is a excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than bean sprout - bean sprout has 149mg 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 bean sprout per 100 grams.

Mung Bean Bean Sprouts
beta-carotene 68 UG 6 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 6 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Mung Bean Bean Sprouts
alpha linoleic acid 0.027 G 0.016 G
Total 0.027 G 0.016 G

omega 6s

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

Mung Bean Bean Sprouts
linoleic acid 0.357 G 0.042 G
Total 0.357 G 0.042 G

Customize your serving size


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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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