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Pigeon pea vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sugars (difference - 1.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.119g)
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 Teff
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
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 Teff
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
24
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
89
Pigeon pea
85
Teff

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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6
Teff
Contains more Potassium +226%
Contains more Copper +30.5%
Contains more Iron +45.9%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 184
Contains more Potassium +226%
Contains more Copper +30.5%
Contains more Iron +45.9%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 184

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
:
5
Teff
Contains more Vitamin A +211.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +211.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.3%

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
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
73%
Teff
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
11%
Teff

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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 Teff Opinion
Calories 343 367 Teff
Protein 21.7 13.3 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 2.38 Teff
Vitamin C 0 Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78 73.13 Teff
Cholesterol 0 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23 7.63 Teff
Calcium 130 180 Teff
Potassium 1392 427 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 184 Teff
Sugars 1.84 Teff
Fiber 15 8 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.81 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 3.63 Teff
Starch 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 367 429 Teff
Sodium 17 12 Teff
Vitamin A 28 9 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.08 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.39 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.27 Teff
Vitamin B3 2.965 3.363 Teff
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.942 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.482 Teff
Vitamin B12 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin K 1.9 Teff
Folic acid (B9) 0 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Teff
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.449 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.589 Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 1.071 Teff
Tryptophan 0.212 0.139 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.51 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.501 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 1.068 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.376 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.428 Teff
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.698 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.686 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.301 Pigeon pea
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