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Broad bean vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Broad bean and Pigeon pea

  • Broad bean contains less Folate, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Fiber, and Vitamin B5 than Pigeon pea.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Pigeon pea is 77% higher.

Food types used in this article are Beans, fava, in pod, 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 Calcium +251.4%
Contains more Iron +237.4%
Contains more Magnesium +454.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.5%
Contains more Potassium +319.3%
Contains less Sodium -32%
Contains more Zinc +176%
Contains more Copper +162.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Calcium +251.4%
Contains more Iron +237.4%
Contains more Magnesium +454.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.5%
Contains more Potassium +319.3%
Contains less Sodium -32%
Contains more Zinc +176%
Contains more Copper +162.9%

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 A +1089.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +383.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +462.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +172.1%
Contains more Folate +208.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
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 A +1089.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +383.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +462.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +172.1%
Contains more Folate +208.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 7.92g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 0.73g 1.49g Pigeon pea
Carbs 17.63g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 88kcal 343kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.21g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 7.5g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 37mg 130mg Pigeon pea
Iron 1.55mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 33mg 183mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 129mg 367mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 332mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 25mg 17mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 1mg 2.76mg Pigeon pea
Copper 0.402mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 333IU 28IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 0mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.187mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 2.965mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.283mg Pigeon pea
Folate 148µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg 0.212mg Pigeon pea
Threonine mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea
Leucine mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine mg 0.243mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine mg 0.937mg Pigeon pea
Histidine mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.33g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 0.012g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 0.814g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Broad bean 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
37
Broad bean
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad 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
48%
Broad bean
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
3%
Broad bean
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.212g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.