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Almond vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Almond and Pigeon pea

  • Almond has more Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Manganese, and Phosphorus, however Pigeon pea is richer in Folate, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Iron, and Vitamin B5.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Folate is 103% more.
  • Almond contains 12 times more Saturated Fat than Pigeon pea. Almond contains 3.802g of Saturated Fat, while Pigeon pea contains 0.33g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Nuts, almonds and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +106.9%
Contains more Magnesium +47.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +13%
Contains more Iron +41%
Contains more Potassium +89.9%
Equal in Copper - 1.057
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 81% 140% 193% 207% 65% 1% 86% 344%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Calcium +106.9%
Contains more Magnesium +47.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +13%
Contains more Iron +41%
Contains more Potassium +89.9%
Equal in Copper - 1.057

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
Almond
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +508.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22%
Contains more Vitamin A +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +168.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.6%
Contains more Folate +936.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 513% 0% 0% 52% 263% 68% 29% 32% 33% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 342% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +508.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22%
Contains more Vitamin A +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +168.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.6%
Contains more Folate +936.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Almond Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Almond Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 9.05g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.15g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 49.93g 1.49g Almond
Carbs 21.55g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 579kcal 343kcal Almond
Starch 0.72g g Almond
Fructose 0.11g g Almond
Sugar 4.35g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 12.5g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 269mg 130mg Almond
Iron 3.71mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 270mg 183mg Almond
Phosphorus 481mg 367mg Almond
Potassium 733mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 1mg 17mg Almond
Zinc 3.12mg 2.76mg Almond
Copper 1.031mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 2IU 28IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 25.63mg mg Almond
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.205mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 1.138mg 0.187mg Almond
Vitamin B3 3.618mg 2.965mg Almond
Vitamin B5 0.471mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.137mg 0.283mg Pigeon pea
Folate 44µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Almond
Tryptophan 0.211mg 0.212mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.601mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.751mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.473mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.568mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.157mg 0.243mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.132mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.855mg 0.937mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.539mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.015g 0g Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 3.802g 0.33g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 31.551g 0.012g Almond
Polyunsaturated fat 12.329g 0.814g Almond

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Almond Pigeon pea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
82
Almond
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
139
Almond
134
Pigeon pea

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 food.
Protein
127%
Almond
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
22%
Almond
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
230%
Almond
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.35g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.472g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Almond
Almond contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Almond
Almond is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
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 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.
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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Almond - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170567/nutrients
  2. Pigeon pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172436/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.