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 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

Both chicken and mung bean are high in calories - chicken has 189kcal 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 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

protein

Both chicken and mung bean are high in protein - chicken has 23.3g of protein per 100 grams and mung bean has 23.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Mung bean has 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

Chicken and mung bean contain similar amounts of trans fat - chicken has 0.09g of trans fat 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.

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 a excellent source of calcium and it has more calcium than chicken - chicken has 8mg 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 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 - 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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