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Maize vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sugars (difference - 6.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
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.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize 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
13
Maize
24
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
13
Maize
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
Maize
1
:
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Contains more Iron +905.8%
Contains more Calcium +6400%
Contains more Potassium +415.6%
Contains more Magnesium +394.6%
Contains more Copper +1857.4%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.4%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Contains more Iron +905.8%
Contains more Calcium +6400%
Contains more Potassium +415.6%
Contains more Magnesium +394.6%
Contains more Copper +1857.4%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.4%

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
Maize
4
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +567.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +314.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +204.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +567.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +314.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +204.3%

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
20%
Maize
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
6%
Maize
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 Maize Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 86 343 Pigeon pea
Protein 3.27 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.35 1.49 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 6.8 0 Maize
Carbs 18.7 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 5.23 Pigeon pea
Calcium 2 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 270 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 37 183 Pigeon pea
Sugars 6.26 Maize
Fiber 2 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 0.054 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 0.46 2.76 Pigeon pea
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 367 Pigeon pea
Sodium 15 17 Maize
Vitamin A 187 28 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.187 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 1.77 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.717 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.283 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.325 0.33 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 0.012 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 0.814 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.023 0.212 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.129 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.129 0.785 Pigeon pea
Leucine 0.348 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.137 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.067 0.243 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 0.15 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.185 0.937 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.089 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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