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Pigeon pea vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sugars (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.301g)
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.
Pigeon pea Couscous
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Couscous
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
4
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
89
Pigeon pea
5
Couscous

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
:
Contains more Iron +1276.3%
Contains more Calcium +1525%
Contains more Potassium +2300%
Contains more Magnesium +2187.5%
Contains more Copper +2478%
Contains more Zinc +961.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +1568.2%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Iron +1276.3%
Contains more Calcium +1525%
Contains more Potassium +2300%
Contains more Magnesium +2187.5%
Contains more Copper +2478%
Contains more Zinc +961.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +1568.2%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%

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 +920.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +592.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +241.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +454.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +920.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +592.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +241.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +454.9%

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
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
23%
Couscous
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
1%
Couscous

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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 Couscous Opinion
Calories 343 112 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 3.79 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 0.16 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 23.22 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 0.38 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 8 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 58 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 8 Pigeon pea
Sugars 0.1 Couscous
Fiber 15 1.4 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.041 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 0.26 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 22 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 5 Couscous
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.13 Couscous
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.063 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.027 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 0.983 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.371 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.051 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Couscous
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.029 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.022 Couscous
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.064 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.049 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.1 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.147 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.259 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.073 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.059 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.184 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.162 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.077 Pigeon pea
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