Mung Bean vs. Pinto Beans

Nutrition comparison of Mung Bean and Pinto Beans


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

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

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

  • Both mung bean and pinto beans are high in calcium, calories, dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Mung bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Mung bean is an excellent source of iron and protein.
  • Pinto bean has 11.2 times less sugar than mung bean.
Detailed nutritional comparison of mung bean and pinto beans 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 Pinto Beans (Beans, pinto, canned, drained solids) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both mung bean and pinto beans are high in calories. Mung bean has 204% more calories than pinto bean - mung bean has 347 calories per 100 grams and pinto bean has 114 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, mung bean is lighter in fat and similar to pinto beans for protein and carbs. Mung bean has a macronutrient ratio of 27:70:3 and for pinto beans, 24:69:7 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Mung Bean Pinto Beans
Protein 27% 24%
Carbohydrates 70% 69%
Fat 3% 7%
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carbohydrates

Mung bean is high in carbohydrates and pinto bean has 68% less carbohydrates than mung bean - mung bean has 62.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and pinto bean has 20.2g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both mung bean and pinto beans are high in dietary fiber. Mung bean has 196% more dietary fiber than pinto bean - mung bean has 16.3g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and pinto bean has 5.5g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Pinto bean has 11.2 times less sugar than mung bean - mung bean has 6.6g of sugar per 100 grams and pinto bean has 0.54g of sugar.



Protein

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Mung bean is an excellent source of protein and it has 241% more protein than pinto bean - mung bean has 23.9g of protein per 100 grams and pinto bean has 7g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both mung bean and pinto beans are low in saturated fat - mung bean has 0.35g of saturated fat per 100 grams and pinto bean has 0.16g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Mung bean has 47 times more Vitamin C than pinto bean - mung bean has 4.8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and pinto bean has 0.1mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

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

Vitamin E

Mung bean has more Vitamin E than pinto bean - mung bean has 0.51mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and pinto bean does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Mung bean has more Vitamin K than pinto bean - mung bean has 9ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and pinto bean does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Mung bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Mung Bean Pinto Beans
Thiamin 0.621 MG 0.052 MG
Riboflavin 0.233 MG 0.019 MG
Niacin 2.251 MG 0.272 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.91 MG ~
Vitamin B6 0.382 MG ~
Folate 625 UG 24 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both mung bean and pinto beans are high in calcium. Mung bean has 110% more calcium than pinto bean - mung bean has 132mg of calcium per 100 grams and pinto bean has 63mg of calcium.

iron

Mung bean is an excellent source of iron and it has 407% more iron than pinto bean - mung bean has 6.7mg of iron per 100 grams and pinto bean has 1.3mg of iron.

potassium

Both mung bean and pinto beans are high in potassium. Mung bean has 355% more potassium than pinto bean - mung bean has 1246mg of potassium per 100 grams and pinto bean has 274mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Mung Bean Pinto Beans
alpha linoleic acid 0.027 G 0.158 G
Total 0.027 G 0.158 G

omega 6s

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

Mung Bean Pinto Beans
linoleic acid 0.357 G 0.115 G
Total 0.357 G 0.115 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 Pinto Beans (Beans, pinto, canned, drained solids) .

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