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Sunflower seed vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sugars (difference - 2.62g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.125g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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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.
Sunflower seed Pigeon pea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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
Sunflower seed Pigeon pea
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
105
Sunflower seed
24
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
122
Sunflower seed
89
Pigeon pea

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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Contains more Magnesium +77.6%
Contains more Copper +70.3%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.8%
Contains less Sodium -47.1%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +115.8%
Equal in Iron - 5.23
Contains more Magnesium +77.6%
Contains more Copper +70.3%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.8%
Contains less Sodium -47.1%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +115.8%
Equal in Iron - 5.23

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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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +375.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +375.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12%

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
125%
Sunflower seed
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
20%
Sunflower seed
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
238%
Sunflower seed
7%
Pigeon pea

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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 Sunflower seed Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 584 343 Sunflower seed
Protein 20.78 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 51.46 1.49 Sunflower seed
Vitamin C 1.4 0 Sunflower seed
Carbs 20 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.25 5.23 Sunflower seed
Calcium 78 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 645 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 325 183 Sunflower seed
Sugars 2.62 Sunflower seed
Fiber 8.6 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.8 1.057 Sunflower seed
Zinc 5 2.76 Sunflower seed
Starch
Phosphorus 660 367 Sunflower seed
Sodium 9 17 Sunflower seed
Vitamin A 50 28 Sunflower seed
Vitamin E 35.17 Sunflower seed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.48 0.643 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B2 0.355 0.187 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B3 8.335 2.965 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B5 1.13 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 1.345 0.283 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Sunflower seed
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Sunflower seed
Saturated Fat 4.455 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 18.528 0.012 Sunflower seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.137 0.814 Sunflower seed
Tryptophan 0.348 0.212 Sunflower seed
Threonine 0.928 0.767 Sunflower seed
Isoleucine 1.139 0.785 Sunflower seed
Leucine 1.659 1.549 Sunflower seed
Lysine 0.937 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.494 0.243 Sunflower seed
Phenylalanine 1.169 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 1.315 0.937 Sunflower seed
Histidine 0.632 0.774 Pigeon pea
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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