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Pigeon pea vs Cashew - 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.
Pigeon pea Cashew
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
Pigeon pea Cashew
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
24
Pigeon pea
29
Cashew
Mineral Summary Score
89
Pigeon pea
128
Cashew

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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Cashew
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%
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%

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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Cashew
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.3%

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
130%
Pigeon pea
109%
Cashew
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
30%
Cashew
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
202%
Cashew

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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 Cashew Opinion
Calories 343 553 Cashew
Protein 21.7 18.22 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 43.85 Cashew
Vitamin C 0 0.5 Cashew
Carbs 62.78 30.19 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 6.68 Cashew
Calcium 130 37 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 660 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 292 Cashew
Sugars 5.91 Cashew
Fiber 15 3.3 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 2.195 Cashew
Zinc 2.76 5.78 Cashew
Starch 23.49 Cashew
Phosphorus 367 593 Cashew
Sodium 17 12 Cashew
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.9 Cashew
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.423 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.058 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 1.062 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.864 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.417 Cashew
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 34.1 Cashew
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Cashew
Saturated Fat 0.33 7.783 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 23.797 Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 7.845 Cashew
Tryptophan 0.212 0.287 Cashew
Threonine 0.767 0.688 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.789 Cashew
Leucine 1.549 1.472 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.928 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.362 Cashew
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.951 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 1.094 Cashew
Histidine 0.774 0.456 Pigeon pea
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