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Kidney bean vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Kidney bean and Pigeon pea different?

  • Kidney bean is richer in Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin B6, while Pigeon pea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Kidney bean covers your daily need of Fiber 40% more than Pigeon pea.
  • Kidney bean contains 2 times more Iron than Pigeon pea. Kidney bean contains 8.2mg of Iron, while Pigeon pea contains 5.23mg.

Beans, kidney, all types, mature seeds, raw and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw types were used 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 +56.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Contains more Magnesium +30.7%
Contains less Sodium -29.2%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Equal in Calcium - 130
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Equal in Potassium - 1392
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 308% 100% 175% 125% 4% 77% 320%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Iron +56.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Contains more Magnesium +30.7%
Contains less Sodium -29.2%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Equal in Calcium - 130
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Equal in Potassium - 1392
Equal in Zinc - 2.76

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.3%
Contains more Folate +15.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 15% 133% 51% 39% 47% 92% 296% 0% 48%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.3%
Contains more Folate +15.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kidney bean Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 35.11g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 23.58g 21.7g Kidney bean
Fats 0.83g 1.49g Pigeon pea
Carbs 60.01g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 333kcal 343kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.23g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 24.9g 15g Kidney bean
Calcium 143mg 130mg Kidney bean
Iron 8.2mg 5.23mg Kidney bean
Magnesium 140mg 183mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 407mg 367mg Kidney bean
Potassium 1406mg 1392mg Kidney bean
Sodium 24mg 17mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.79mg 2.76mg Kidney bean
Copper 0.958mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 0IU 28IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.22mg mg Kidney bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 0mg Kidney bean
Vitamin B1 0.529mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.219mg 0.187mg Kidney bean
Vitamin B3 2.06mg 2.965mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.78mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.397mg 0.283mg Kidney bean
Folate 394µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 19µg µg Kidney bean
Tryptophan 0.279mg 0.212mg Kidney bean
Threonine 0.992mg 0.767mg Kidney bean
Isoleucine 1.041mg 0.785mg Kidney bean
Leucine 1.882mg 1.549mg Kidney bean
Lysine 1.618mg 1.521mg Kidney bean
Methionine 0.355mg 0.243mg Kidney bean
Phenylalanine 1.275mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 1.233mg 0.937mg Kidney bean
Histidine 0.656mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.12g 0.33g Kidney bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 0.012g Kidney bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.457g 0.814g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kidney bean Pigeon pea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
60
Kidney bean
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
143
Kidney 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
141%
Kidney bean
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
60%
Kidney bean
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
4%
Kidney bean
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.21g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (22)
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. Kidney bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175193/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.