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Pigeon pea vs Rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice
Rice contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice
Rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.253g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sugars (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
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)
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 Rice
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Rice
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
10
Rice
Mineral Summary Score
89
Pigeon pea
9
Rice

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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Rice
Contains more Iron +335.8%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Potassium +3877.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1425%
Contains more Copper +1431.9%
Contains more Zinc +463.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +753.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Iron +335.8%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Potassium +3877.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1425%
Contains more Copper +1431.9%
Contains more Zinc +463.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +753.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%

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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3
Rice
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +294.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +224.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +204.3%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +294.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +224.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +204.3%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%

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
16%
Rice
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
28%
Rice
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
1%
Rice

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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 Rice Opinion
Calories 343 130 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 2.69 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 0.28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 28.17 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 1.2 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 10 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 35 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 12 Pigeon pea
Sugars 0.05 Rice
Fiber 15 0.4 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.069 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 0.49 Pigeon pea
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Phosphorus 367 43 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 1 Rice
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.04 Rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.163 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.013 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 1.476 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.39 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.093 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Rice
Folic acid (B9) 0 55 Rice
Trans Fat 0 Rice
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.077 Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.088 Rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.076 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.031 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.096 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.116 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.222 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.097 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.063 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.144 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.164 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.063 Pigeon pea
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