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Pigeon pea vs Bean - 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?
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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.
Pigeon pea Bean
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
Pigeon pea Bean
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
32
Bean
Mineral Summary Score
89
Pigeon pea
88
Bean

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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4
Bean
Contains more Potassium +11.7%
Contains more Copper +12.3%
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Equal in Calcium - 132
Equal in Magnesium - 189
Equal in Zinc - 2.68
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Contains more Potassium +11.7%
Contains more Copper +12.3%
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Equal in Calcium - 132
Equal in Magnesium - 189
Equal in Zinc - 2.68
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
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7
Bean
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.7%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.621
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.7%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.621

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
143%
Bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
63%
Bean
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
5%
Bean

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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 Bean Opinion
Calories 343 347 Bean
Protein 21.7 23.86 Bean
Fats 1.49 1.15 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 4.8 Bean
Carbs 62.78 62.62 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 6.74 Bean
Calcium 130 132 Bean
Potassium 1392 1246 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 189 Bean
Sugars 6.6 Bean
Fiber 15 16.3 Bean
Copper 1.057 0.941 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 2.68 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 367
Sodium 17 15 Bean
Vitamin A 28 114 Bean
Vitamin E 0.51 Bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.621 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.233 Bean
Vitamin B3 2.965 2.251 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 1.91 Bean
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.382 Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.348 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.161 Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.384 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.26 Bean
Threonine 0.767 0.782 Bean
Isoleucine 0.785 1.008 Bean
Leucine 1.549 1.847 Bean
Lysine 1.521 1.664 Bean
Methionine 0.243 0.286 Bean
Phenylalanine 1.858 1.443 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 1.237 Bean
Histidine 0.774 0.695 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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