Nutrition for Mung Bean (raw)

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Mung Bean Nutrition Summary

One cup of raw mung bean (207 grams or 0.5 lb) contains 718 calories and 49.4 grams of protein. Mung bean consist of 9% water, 63% carbohydrates, 24% protein, and 1% fat.

Mung bean is an excellent source of many nutrients, including carbohydrates, dietary fiber, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6, pantothenic acid and folate. It also contains significant amounts of Vitamin C, zinc, manganese, copper, phosphorus, choline and selenium.

In one cup of raw mung bean:

  • Calories: 718
  • Protein: 49.4 g
  • Sugar: 13.7 g
  • Dietary fiber: 33.7 g
  • Fat: 2.4 g, (Saturated: 0.7 g)
  • Sodium: 31.1 mg
There is no significant amounts of cholesterol in mung bean.

See the Mung Bean Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Mung beans, mature seeds, raw.

Calories in Mung Bean

Mung bean has 718 calories per cup or 347 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and protein.

70 percent of calories in mung bean are from carbohydrates, 27% of calories are from protein and 3% of calories are from fat.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 70% of the calories in raw mung bean are from carbohydrates. The carbs in mung bean are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (71% and 29%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single cup of mung bean contains 135% of recommended daily values or 33.7 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 33.7 g
  • Sugar: 13.7 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in mung bean.

Calories from Fat

A small portion, or 3% the calories in raw mung bean are from fat. Mung bean is low in total fat, with 2.4 grams or 4% of recommended daily values per cup. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in mung bean are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: 2.4 g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.3 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol in mung bean.

Omega-6 in Mung Bean

A source of omega-6 fatty acids, every cup of mung bean contains a total of 0.7 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in mung bean comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • linoleic acid: 0.74 g

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Protein in Mung Bean

An excellent source of protein, a single cup of mung bean contains 99% of recommended daily values or 49.4 grams of protein. In addition, mung bean is also a source of complete protein, meaning it abundantly contains all 9 essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 49.39 g
  • Tryptophan: 0.54 g
  • Threonine: 1.62 g
  • Isoleucine: 2.09 g
  • Leucine: 3.82 g
  • Lysine: 3.44 g
  • Methionine: 0.59 g
  • Phenylalanine: 2.99 g
  • Valine: 2.56 g
  • Histidine: 1.44 g

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Vitamins and Minerals in Mung Bean

An good source of many nutrients, raw mung bean contains abundant amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate. In fact, a single cup of mung bean contains 323% of recommended daily values or 1293.8 ug of folate. Also an excellent source of magnesium, a single cup of mung bean contains 126% of recommended daily values or 391.2 mg of magnesium.

Vitamins in mung bean (1 cup):
  • Vitamin a: 12.4 ug
  • Thiamin: 1.3 mg
  • Riboflavin: 0.5 mg
  • Niacin: 4.7 mg
  • Vitamin b6: 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin c: 9.9 mg
  • Vitamin e: 1.1 mg
  • Folate: 1293.8 ug
  • Vitamin k: 18.6 ug
Minerals in mung bean (1 cup):
  • Calcium: 273.2 mg
  • Potassium: 2579.2 mg
  • Iron: 14 mg
  • Magnesium: 391.2 mg
  • Zinc: 5.5 mg
  • Selenium: 17 ug
  • Phosphorus: 759.7 mg
  • Copper: 1.9 mg
  • Manganese: 2.1 mg
  • Choline: 202.7 mg
There is no significant amounts of pantothenic acid or vitamin b12 in mung bean.

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Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Mung Bean [3]

Mung bean contains a couple of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoid beta-carotene. In one cup of mung bean:

  • beta-carotene: 141 ug

Mung Bean Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Mung Bean in Cooking

Most recipes call for one or two cups of mung bean.


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