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Mung Bean Soup Calories

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author image Robin Wasserman
Robin Wasserman has been writing and prosecuting biochemical patents since 1998. She has served as a biochemical patent agent and a research scientist for a gene-therapy company. Wasserman earned her Doctor of Philosophy in biochemistry and molecular biology, graduating from Harvard University in 1995.
Mung Bean Soup Calories
Mung bean soup contains fiber. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

The overall nutrition of mung bean soup depends upon the specific ingredients of the recipe. Many mung bean soups contain additional ingredients such as shrimp, ham and/or chicken stock that affects the calories, fat and cholesterol content.

Calories

Two popular recipes for mung bean soup posted on Food.com and AllRecipes.com contain about 200 to 470 calories per 1-cup serving. Mung beans themselves contain 180 calories per 1/5 cup serving.

Fat

Mung beans contain very little fat -- less than 1 g per serving. Of the 180 total calories in a 1/5-cup portion of mung beans, only 5 calories come from fat. Recipes for mung bean soup often contain pork, shrimp and/or olive oil, all of which substantially increase the total fat content of the soup, from about 6.5 to 15 g of fat per 1-cup serving.

Carbohydrates

Mung beans contain complex carbohydrates. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, the best sources of carbohydrates include vegetables and beans as they provide vitamins, minerals and fibers along with carbohydrate calories. Mung beans contain 8 g of fiber per 1/5-cup serving. Mung bean soup may contain around 22 to 50 g of carbohydrates, but also provides 8 to 15 g of fiber.

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