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Cranberry bean vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cranberry bean and Pigeon pea

  • Cranberry bean has more Fiber, Folate, Vitamin B1, Selenium, and Zinc, however Pigeon pea is richer in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium.
  • Cranberry bean covers your daily Fiber needs 39% more than Pigeon pea.
  • Pigeon pea has 2 times less Selenium than Cranberry bean. Cranberry bean has 12.7µg of Selenium, while Pigeon pea has 8.2µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beans, cranberry (roman), 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 +31.5%
Contains less Sodium -64.7%
Contains more Magnesium +17.3%
Contains more Copper +33.1%
Equal in Iron - 5.23
Equal in Calcium - 130
Equal in Potassium - 1392
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 188% 39% 118% 112% 265% 99% 160% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Contains less Sodium -64.7%
Contains more Magnesium +17.3%
Contains more Copper +33.1%
Equal in Iron - 5.23
Equal in Calcium - 130
Equal in Potassium - 1392
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 B1 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.9%
Contains more Folate +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 0% 0% 187% 50% 28% 45% 72% 0% 0% 453%
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 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.9%
Contains more Folate +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cranberry bean Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 335kcal 343kcal Pigeon pea
Protein 23.03g 21.7g Cranberry bean
Fats 1.23g 1.49g Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 35.35g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Carbs 60.05g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 5mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea
Calcium 127mg 130mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1332mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 156mg 183mg Pigeon pea
Sugar g g
Fiber 24.7g 15g Cranberry bean
Copper 0.794mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 3.63mg 2.76mg Cranberry bean
Starch g g
Phosphorus 372mg 367mg Cranberry bean
Sodium 6mg 17mg Cranberry bean
Vitamin A 2IU 28IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.747mg 0.643mg Cranberry bean
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.187mg Cranberry bean
Vitamin B3 1.455mg 2.965mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.748mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.309mg 0.283mg Cranberry bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Folate 604µg 456µg Cranberry bean
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.316g 0.33g Cranberry bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.106g 0.012g Cranberry bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.527g 0.814g Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.273mg 0.212mg Cranberry bean
Threonine 0.969mg 0.767mg Cranberry bean
Isoleucine 1.017mg 0.785mg Cranberry bean
Leucine 1.838mg 1.549mg Cranberry bean
Lysine 1.58mg 1.521mg Cranberry bean
Methionine 0.346mg 0.243mg Cranberry bean
Phenylalanine 1.245mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 1.205mg 0.937mg Cranberry bean
Histidine 0.641mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cranberry bean Pigeon pea
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
69
Cranberry bean
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
122
Cranberry 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
138%
Cranberry bean
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
60%
Cranberry bean
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
6%
Cranberry bean
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
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 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. Cranberry bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175189/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.