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Pigeon pea vs Wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.124g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
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 contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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 Wheat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Wheat
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
25
Wheat
Mineral Summary Score
89
Pigeon pea
67
Wheat

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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Wheat
Contains more Iron +48.6%
Contains more Calcium +282.4%
Contains more Potassium +223%
Contains more Magnesium +27.1%
Contains more Copper +91.1%
Contains more Zinc +50.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Iron +48.6%
Contains more Calcium +282.4%
Contains more Potassium +223%
Contains more Magnesium +27.1%
Contains more Copper +91.1%
Contains more Zinc +50.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%

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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Wheat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.1%

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
82%
Wheat
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
71%
Wheat
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
11%
Wheat

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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 Wheat Opinion
Calories 343 339 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 13.68 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 2.47 Wheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 71.13 Wheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 3.52 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 34 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 431 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 144 Pigeon pea
Sugars
Fiber 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.553 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 4.16 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 367 508 Wheat
Sodium 17 2 Wheat
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.419 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.121 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 6.738 Wheat
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.935 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.419 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.454 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.344 Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.978 Wheat
Tryptophan 0.212 0.176 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.366 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.533 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.934 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.303 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.221 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.681 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.594 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.322 Pigeon pea
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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