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Adzuki bean vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Adzuki bean and Pigeon pea

  • Adzuki bean has more Folate, Zinc, and Vitamin B6, however Pigeon pea is richer in Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Selenium, Fiber, Calcium, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Adzuki bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 42% more.
  • Adzuki bean contains 2 times more Zinc than Pigeon pea. Adzuki bean contains 5.04mg of Zinc, while Pigeon pea contains 2.76mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beans, adzuki, 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 Zinc +82.6%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Calcium +97%
Contains more Potassium +11%
Contains more Magnesium +44.1%
Equal in Iron - 5.23
Equal in Copper - 1.057
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 187% 20% 111% 91% 365% 138% 164% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Zinc +82.6%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Calcium +97%
Contains more Potassium +11%
Contains more Magnesium +44.1%
Equal in Iron - 5.23
Equal in Copper - 1.057
Equal in Phosphorus - 367

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 B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +64.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.7%
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% 114% 51% 50% 89% 81% 0% 0% 467%
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 B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +64.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.7%

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
71
Adzuki bean
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
134
Adzuki 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
119%
Adzuki bean
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
63%
Adzuki bean
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
2%
Adzuki 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.
Adzuki bean Pigeon pea
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Adzuki 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 glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.139g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Adzuki bean Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 329 343 Pigeon pea
Protein 19.87 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 0.53 1.49 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.9 62.78 Adzuki bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.98 5.23 Pigeon pea
Calcium 66 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1254 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 127 183 Pigeon pea
Sugar
Fiber 12.7 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.094 1.057 Adzuki bean
Zinc 5.04 2.76 Adzuki bean
Starch
Phosphorus 381 367 Adzuki bean
Sodium 5 17 Adzuki bean
Vitamin A 17 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.455 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.22 0.187 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B3 2.63 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.471 1.266 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B6 0.351 0.283 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 622 456 Adzuki bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.191 0.33 Adzuki bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05 0.012 Adzuki bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113 0.814 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.191 0.212 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.674 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.791 0.785 Adzuki bean
Leucine 1.668 1.549 Adzuki bean
Lysine 1.497 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.21 0.243 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.052 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 1.023 0.937 Adzuki bean
Histidine 0.524 0.774 Pigeon pea
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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. Adzuki bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173727/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.