Mung Bean vs. Chicken

Nutrition comparison of Mung Bean and Cooked Chicken


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

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

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

  • Both chicken and mung bean are high in calories, potassium and protein.
  • Mung bean has 7.9 times less saturated fat than chicken.
  • Mung bean has more thiamin and folate, however, chicken contains more niacin and Vitamin B12.
  • Mung bean has signficantly less cholesterol than chicken.
  • Mung bean is an excellent source of calcium, dietary fiber and iron.
Detailed nutritional comparison of mung bean and chicken 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 Chicken (Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both chicken and mung bean are high in calories. Mung bean has 84% more calories than chicken - chicken has 189 calories per 100 grams and mung bean has 347 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, mung bean is much lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and much lighter in fat compared to chicken per calorie. Mung bean has a macronutrient ratio of 27:70:3 and for chicken, 49:0:52 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Mung Bean Chicken
Protein 27% 49%
Carbohydrates 70% ~
Fat 3% 52%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

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

dietary fiber

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

sugar

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



Protein

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Both chicken and mung bean are high in protein. Chicken is very similar to chicken for protein - chicken has 23.3g of protein per 100 grams and mung bean has 23.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Mung bean has 7.9 times less saturated fat than chicken - chicken has 3.1g of saturated fat per 100 grams and mung bean has 0.35g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both chicken and mung bean are low in trans fat - chicken has 0.09g of trans fat per 100 grams and mung bean does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Mung bean has signficantly less cholesterol than chicken - chicken has 107mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and mung bean does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

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

Vitamin A

Mung bean has more Vitamin A than chicken - mung bean has 6ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Chicken and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - chicken has 0.39mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and mung bean has 0.51mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Chicken and mung bean contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - chicken has 2.1ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and mung bean has 9ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Mung Bean Chicken
Thiamin 0.621 MG 0.121 MG
Riboflavin 0.233 MG 0.302 MG
Niacin 2.251 MG 7.107 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.91 MG 1.327 MG
Vitamin B6 0.382 MG 0.538 MG
Folate 625 UG 2 UG
Vitamin B12 ~ 0.51 UG

Minerals

calcium

Mung bean is an excellent source of calcium and it has 15 times more calcium than chicken - chicken has 8mg of calcium per 100 grams and mung bean has 132mg of calcium.

iron

Mung bean is an excellent source of iron and it has 625% more iron than chicken - chicken has 0.93mg of iron per 100 grams and mung bean has 6.7mg of iron.

potassium

Both chicken and mung bean are high in potassium. Mung bean has 84% more potassium than chicken - chicken has 677mg of potassium per 100 grams and mung bean has 1246mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Mung Bean Chicken
alpha linoleic acid 0.027 G 0.1 G
DHA ~ 0.031 G
EPA ~ 0.008 G
DPA ~ 0.016 G
Total 0.027 G 0.155 G

omega 6s

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

Mung Bean Chicken
linoleic acid 0.357 G 1.818 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.02 G
Total 0.357 G 1.838 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: Mung Bean (Mung beans, mature seeds, raw) and Chicken (Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned) .

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