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Black turtle bean vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Black turtle bean and Pigeon pea?

  • Black turtle bean is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus, yet Pigeon pea is higher in Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Copper, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Black turtle bean's daily need coverage for Iron is 43% more.

We used Beans, black turtle, mature seeds, raw and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw types in this article.

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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 Iron +66.3%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -47.1%
Contains more Magnesium +14.4%
Contains more Zinc +25.5%
Equal in Potassium - 1392
Equal in Copper - 1.057
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 327% 48% 133% 115% 334% 60% 189% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Iron +66.3%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -47.1%
Contains more Magnesium +14.4%
Contains more Zinc +25.5%
Equal in Potassium - 1392
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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin A +64.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.187
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283
Equal in Folate - 456
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% 5% 0% 225% 45% 37% 54% 66% 0% 14% 334%
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 B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin A +64.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.187
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283
Equal in Folate - 456

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
65
Black turtle bean
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
150
Black turtle 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
128%
Black turtle bean
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
63%
Black turtle bean
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
4%
Black turtle 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.
Black turtle bean Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Black turtle 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 - 2.12g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.098g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black turtle bean Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 339 343 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.25 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 0.9 1.49 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 63.25 62.78 Black turtle bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.7 5.23 Black turtle bean
Calcium 160 130 Black turtle bean
Potassium 1500 1392 Black turtle bean
Magnesium 160 183 Pigeon pea
Sugar 2.12 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15.5 15 Black turtle bean
Copper 1 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.2 2.76 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 440 367 Black turtle bean
Sodium 9 17 Black turtle bean
Vitamin A 17 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.21 Black turtle bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.9 0.643 Black turtle bean
Vitamin B2 0.193 0.187 Black turtle bean
Vitamin B3 1.955 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.899 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.286 0.283 Black turtle bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.6 Black turtle bean
Folate 444 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.232 0.33 Black turtle bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.078 0.012 Black turtle bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.387 0.814 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.252 0.212 Black turtle bean
Threonine 0.894 0.767 Black turtle bean
Isoleucine 0.938 0.785 Black turtle bean
Leucine 1.697 1.549 Black turtle bean
Lysine 1.459 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.32 0.243 Black turtle bean
Phenylalanine 1.149 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 1.112 0.937 Black turtle bean
Histidine 0.592 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. Black turtle bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175186/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.