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Buckwheat vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.411g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Buckwheat Pigeon pea
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Buckwheat Pigeon pea
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
22
Buckwheat
24
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
71
Buckwheat
89
Pigeon pea

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Magnesium +26.2%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Iron +137.7%
Contains more Calcium +622.2%
Contains more Potassium +202.6%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Equal in Copper - 1.057
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Contains more Magnesium +26.2%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Iron +137.7%
Contains more Calcium +622.2%
Contains more Potassium +202.6%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Equal in Copper - 1.057
Equal in Phosphorus - 367

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +536.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.266
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +536.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.266

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
80%
Buckwheat
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
72%
Buckwheat
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
16%
Buckwheat
7%
Pigeon pea

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Buckwheat Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 343 343
Protein 13.25 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 3.4 1.49 Buckwheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 71.5 62.78 Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.2 5.23 Pigeon pea
Calcium 18 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 460 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 231 183 Buckwheat
Sugars
Fiber 10 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.1 1.057 Buckwheat
Zinc 2.4 2.76 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 347 367 Pigeon pea
Sodium 1 17 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 0 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.101 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.425 0.187 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 7.02 2.965 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 1.233 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.21 0.283 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Buckwheat
Saturated Fat 0.741 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 1.04 0.012 Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.039 0.814 Buckwheat
Tryptophan 0.192 0.212 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.506 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.498 0.785 Pigeon pea
Leucine 0.832 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.672 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.172 0.243 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 0.52 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.678 0.937 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.309 0.774 Pigeon pea
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