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Bean vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Bean and Pigeon pea

  • Bean has more Selenium, Folate, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, while Pigeon pea has more Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin C.
  • Bean covers your daily need of Selenium 36% more than Pigeon pea.
  • Bean contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Pigeon pea. While Bean contains 0.474mg of Vitamin B6, Pigeon pea contains only 0.283mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw 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 Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Calcium +15%
Contains more Copper +18.4%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Equal in Iron - 5.23
Equal in Potassium - 1392
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 34% 123% 126% 298% 63% 177% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Calcium +15%
Contains more Copper +18.4%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Equal in Iron - 5.23
Equal in Potassium - 1392
Equal in Magnesium - 183

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
Bean
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.5%
Contains more Folate +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 21% 0% 5% 0% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 0% 14% 394%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 0% 0% 342%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.5%
Contains more Folate +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643

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
70
Bean
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
126
Bean
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
129%
Bean
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
63%
Bean
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
6%
Bean
7%
Pigeon pea

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.
Bean Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.11g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bean
Bean contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bean
Bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.095g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bean Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 347 343 Bean
Protein 21.42 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.23 1.49 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 6.3 0 Bean
Carbs 62.55 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.07 5.23 Pigeon pea
Calcium 113 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1393 1392 Bean
Magnesium 176 183 Pigeon pea
Sugar 2.11 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15.5 15 Bean
Copper 0.893 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.28 2.76 Pigeon pea
Starch 34.17 Bean
Phosphorus 411 367 Bean
Sodium 12 17 Bean
Vitamin A 0 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.21 Bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.713 0.643 Bean
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.187 Bean
Vitamin B3 1.174 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.785 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.474 0.283 Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.6 Bean
Folate 525 456 Bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.235 0.33 Bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.229 0.012 Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407 0.814 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.237 0.212 Bean
Threonine 0.81 0.767 Bean
Isoleucine 0.871 0.785 Bean
Leucine 1.558 1.549 Bean
Lysine 1.356 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.259 0.243 Bean
Phenylalanine 1.095 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.998 0.937 Bean
Histidine 0.556 0.774 Pigeon pea
Fructose 0 Bean

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. Bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175199/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.