Beef vs. Mung Bean

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Beef 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 beef versus mung bean (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

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

  • Both beef and mung bean are high in calories, iron, potassium and protein.
  • Mung bean has more thiamin, pantothenic acid and folate, however, beef contains more Vitamin B12.
  • Mung bean is an excellent source of calcium and dietary fiber.
Detailed nutritional comparison of beef 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: Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, patty, cooked, broiled) and Mung Bean (Mung beans, mature seeds, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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


Calories and Carbs

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Both beef and mung bean are high in calories. Mung bean has 25% more calories than beef - beef has 277 calories per 100 grams and mung bean has 347 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, beef is heavier in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to mung bean per calorie. Beef has a macronutrient ratio of 38:0:62 and for mung bean, 27:70:3 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Beef Mung Bean
Protein 38% 27%
Carbohydrates ~ 70%
Fat 62% 3%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Mung bean is high in carbohydrates and beef has less carbohydrates than mung bean - mung bean has 62.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

dietary fiber

Mung bean is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than beef - mung bean has 16.3g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Beef has less sugar than mung bean - mung bean has 6.6g of sugar per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

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Both beef and mung bean are high in protein. Beef has a little more protein (6%) than mung bean by weight - beef has 25.4g of protein per 100 grams and mung bean has 23.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Beef is high in saturated fat and mung bean has 95% less saturated fat than beef - beef has 7.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and mung bean has 0.35g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Mung bean has less trans fat than beef - beef has 1.2g of trans fat per 100 grams and mung bean does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Mung bean has less cholesterol than beef - beef has 88mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and mung bean does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Mung bean has more Vitamin C than beef - mung bean has 4.8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

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

Vitamin D

Beef and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - beef has 2iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and mung bean does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Beef and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beef has 0.12mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and mung bean has 0.51mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Beef and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - beef has 3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and mung bean has 9ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Mung bean has more thiamin, pantothenic acid and folate, however, beef contains more Vitamin B12. Both beef and mung bean contain significant amounts of riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B6.

Beef Mung Bean
Thiamin 0.051 MG 0.621 MG
Riboflavin 0.176 MG 0.233 MG
Niacin 4.537 MG 2.251 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.658 MG 1.91 MG
Vitamin B6 0.336 MG 0.382 MG
Folate 11 UG 625 UG
Vitamin B12 2.9 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Mung bean is an excellent source of calcium and it has 277% more calcium than beef - beef has 35mg of calcium per 100 grams and mung bean has 132mg of calcium.

iron

Both beef and mung bean are high in iron. Mung bean has 200% more iron than beef - beef has 2.3mg of iron per 100 grams and mung bean has 6.7mg of iron.

potassium

Both beef and mung bean are high in potassium. Mung bean has 353% more potassium than beef - beef has 275mg of potassium per 100 grams and mung bean has 1246mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Beef Mung Bean
alpha linoleic acid 0.056 G 0.027 G
Total 0.056 G 0.027 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both beef and mung bean contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Beef Mung Bean
other omega 6 0.012 G ~
linoleic acid 0.39 G 0.357 G
Total 0.402 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: Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, patty, cooked, broiled) and Mung Bean (Mung beans, mature seeds, raw) .

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