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Cashew vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sugars (difference - 5.91g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.453g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cashew
Cashew contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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.
Cashew Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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
29
Cashew
24
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
128
Cashew
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
Cashew
6
:
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +59.6%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Calcium +251.4%
Contains more Potassium +110.9%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +59.6%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Calcium +251.4%
Contains more Potassium +110.9%

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
Cashew
4
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.5%

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
109%
Cashew
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
30%
Cashew
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
202%
Cashew
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 Cashew Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 553 343 Cashew
Protein 18.22 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 43.85 1.49 Cashew
Vitamin C 0.5 0 Cashew
Carbs 30.19 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.68 5.23 Cashew
Calcium 37 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 660 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 292 183 Cashew
Sugars 5.91 Cashew
Fiber 3.3 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 2.195 1.057 Cashew
Zinc 5.78 2.76 Cashew
Starch 23.49 Cashew
Phosphorus 593 367 Cashew
Sodium 12 17 Cashew
Vitamin A 0 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.9 Cashew
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.423 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.187 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 1.062 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.864 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.417 0.283 Cashew
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 34.1 Cashew
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Cashew
Saturated Fat 7.783 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 23.797 0.012 Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 7.845 0.814 Cashew
Tryptophan 0.287 0.212 Cashew
Threonine 0.688 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.789 0.785 Cashew
Leucine 1.472 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.928 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.362 0.243 Cashew
Phenylalanine 0.951 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 1.094 0.937 Cashew
Histidine 0.456 0.774 Pigeon pea
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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