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Pigeon pea vs Chickpea - 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.
Pigeon pea Chickpea
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
Pigeon pea Chickpea
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
24
Pigeon pea
29
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
89
Pigeon pea
55
Chickpea

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 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%
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%

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
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
63%
Chickpea
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
28%
Chickpea

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