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Chickpea 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 - 10.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.273g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1)

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.
Chickpea Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chickpea Pigeon pea
Low Calories diet ok
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
29
Chickpea
24
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
55
Chickpea
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 Iron +21.3%
Contains more Calcium +128.1%
Contains more Potassium +93.9%
Contains more Magnesium +131.6%
Contains more Copper +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.2%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Contains more Iron +21.3%
Contains more Calcium +128.1%
Contains more Potassium +93.9%
Contains more Magnesium +131.6%
Contains more Copper +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.2%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.4%

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
123%
Chickpea
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
28%
Chickpea
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 Chickpea Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 378 343 Chickpea
Protein 20.47 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 6.04 1.49 Chickpea
Vitamin C 4 0 Chickpea
Carbs 62.95 62.78 Chickpea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.31 5.23 Pigeon pea
Calcium 57 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 718 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 79 183 Pigeon pea
Sugars 10.7 Chickpea
Fiber 12.2 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 0.656 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 2.76
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Phosphorus 252 367 Pigeon pea
Sodium 24 17 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 67 28 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.477 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.187 Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.541 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.588 1.266 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535 0.283 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Chickpea
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.603 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377 0.012 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731 0.814 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2 0.212 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.766 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.882 0.785 Chickpea
Leucine 1.465 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.377 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.27 0.243 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.865 0.937 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.566 0.774 Pigeon pea
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