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Alfalfa seeds vs. Pimiento — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Alfalfa seeds and Pimiento

  • Alfalfa seeds have more Vitamin K, Copper, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Folate, and Zinc, however, Pimiento have more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A RAE, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Pimiento is 85% higher.
  • Pimiento has 56 times less Vitamin B5 than Alfalfa seeds. Alfalfa seeds have 0.563mg of Vitamin B5, while Pimiento has 0.01mg.

Food types used in this article are Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw and Pimento, canned.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +311.8%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Zinc +384.2%
Contains more Copper +220.4%
Contains more Manganese +104.3%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 36% 20% 30% 7% 1% 26% 53% 25% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 63% 5% 8% 14% 2% 6% 17% 12% 2%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +311.8%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Zinc +384.2%
Contains more Copper +220.4%
Contains more Manganese +104.3%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Potassium +100%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +347.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +5530%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Choline +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1612.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +3350%
Contains more Vitamin C +935.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +532.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 1% 0% 28% 19% 30% 10% 34% 8% 27% 0% 8% 77%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 160% 14% 0% 283% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 5% 0% 4% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +347.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +5530%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Choline +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1612.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +3350%
Contains more Vitamin C +935.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +532.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +262.7%
Contains more Fats +130%
Contains more Carbs +142.9%
Equal in Water - 93.1
Equal in Other - 0.4
4% 2% 93%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 2.1 g
Water: 92.82 g
Other: 0.4 g
5% 93%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 5.1 g
Water: 93.1 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +262.7%
Contains more Fats +130%
Contains more Carbs +142.9%
Equal in Water - 93.1
Equal in Other - 0.4

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +180%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +154%
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.8%
13% 10% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.409 g
20% 9% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.045 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.161 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +180%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +154%
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Alfalfa seeds Pimiento
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alfalfa seeds Pimiento Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 3.2g Pimiento
Protein 3.99g 1.1g Alfalfa seeds
Fats 0.69g 0.3g Alfalfa seeds
Carbs 2.1g 5.1g Pimiento
Calories 23kcal 23kcal
Fructose 0.12g Alfalfa seeds
Sugar 0.2g 2.71g Alfalfa seeds
Fiber 1.9g 1.9g
Calcium 32mg 6mg Alfalfa seeds
Iron 0.96mg 1.68mg Pimiento
Magnesium 27mg 6mg Alfalfa seeds
Phosphorus 70mg 17mg Alfalfa seeds
Potassium 79mg 158mg Pimiento
Sodium 6mg 14mg Alfalfa seeds
Zinc 0.92mg 0.19mg Alfalfa seeds
Copper 0.157mg 0.049mg Alfalfa seeds
Manganese 0.188mg 0.092mg Alfalfa seeds
Selenium 0.6µg 0.2µg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin A 155IU 2655IU Pimiento
Vitamin A RAE 8µg 133µg Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.69mg Pimiento
Vitamin C 8.2mg 84.9mg Pimiento
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.017mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B2 0.126mg 0.06mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B3 0.481mg 0.615mg Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.563mg 0.01mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B6 0.034mg 0.215mg Pimiento
Folate 36µg 6µg Alfalfa seeds
Choline 14.4mg 6.3mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin K 30.5µg 8.3µg Alfalfa seeds
Tryptophan 0.014mg Pimiento
Threonine 0.134mg 0.04mg Alfalfa seeds
Isoleucine 0.143mg 0.036mg Alfalfa seeds
Leucine 0.267mg 0.058mg Alfalfa seeds
Lysine 0.214mg 0.049mg Alfalfa seeds
Methionine 0.013mg Pimiento
Phenylalanine 0.034mg Pimiento
Valine 0.145mg 0.046mg Alfalfa seeds
Histidine 0.022mg Pimiento
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.045g Pimiento
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056g 0.02g Alfalfa seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 0.409g 0.161g Alfalfa seeds

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Alfalfa seeds Pimiento
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Alfalfa seeds
43%
Pimiento
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Alfalfa seeds
13%
Pimiento

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pimiento
Pimiento is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.51g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds 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 richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Alfalfa seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168384/nutrients
  2. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.