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Pigeon pea vs Buckwheat - 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.
Pigeon pea Buckwheat
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
Pigeon pea Buckwheat
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
24
Pigeon pea
22
Buckwheat
Mineral Summary Score
89
Pigeon pea
71
Buckwheat

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 +137.7%
Contains more Calcium +622.2%
Contains more Potassium +202.6%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Magnesium +26.2%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Equal in Copper - 1.1
Equal in Phosphorus - 347
Contains more Iron +137.7%
Contains more Calcium +622.2%
Contains more Potassium +202.6%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Magnesium +26.2%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Equal in Copper - 1.1
Equal in Phosphorus - 347

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +536.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +136.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.233
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +536.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +136.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.233

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
130%
Pigeon pea
80%
Buckwheat
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
72%
Buckwheat
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
16%
Buckwheat

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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 Pigeon pea Buckwheat Opinion
Calories 343 343
Protein 21.7 13.25 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 3.4 Buckwheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 71.5 Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 2.2 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 18 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 460 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 231 Buckwheat
Sugars
Fiber 15 10 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 1.1 Buckwheat
Zinc 2.76 2.4 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 347 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 1 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.101 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.425 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 2.965 7.02 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 1.266 1.233 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.21 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Buckwheat
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.741 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 1.04 Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 1.039 Buckwheat
Tryptophan 0.212 0.192 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.506 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.498 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.832 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.672 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.172 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.52 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.678 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.309 Pigeon pea
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