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Bean 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 - 6.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bean
Bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Bean Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bean 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
32
Bean
24
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
88
Bean
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
Bean
4
:
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Contains more Potassium +11.7%
Contains more Copper +12.3%
Equal in Calcium - 130
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Contains more Potassium +11.7%
Contains more Copper +12.3%
Equal in Calcium - 130
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
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
Bean
7
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +307.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +307.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643

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
143%
Bean
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
63%
Bean
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
5%
Bean
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 Bean Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 347 343 Bean
Protein 23.86 21.7 Bean
Fats 1.15 1.49 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Bean
Carbs 62.62 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 5.23 Bean
Calcium 132 130 Bean
Potassium 1246 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 189 183 Bean
Sugars 6.6 Bean
Fiber 16.3 15 Bean
Copper 0.941 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.68 2.76 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 367
Sodium 15 17 Bean
Vitamin A 114 28 Bean
Vitamin E 0.51 Bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.187 Bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.91 1.266 Bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.283 Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.012 Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.814 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.26 0.212 Bean
Threonine 0.782 0.767 Bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.785 Bean
Leucine 1.847 1.549 Bean
Lysine 1.664 1.521 Bean
Methionine 0.286 0.243 Bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 1.237 0.937 Bean
Histidine 0.695 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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