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Black gram vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Black gram and Pigeon pea

  • Black gram has more Iron, Magnesium, and Fiber, however Pigeon pea has more Folate, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Copper, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Pigeon pea is 60% higher.

Food types used in this article are Mungo beans, 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 Iron +44.7%
Contains more Magnesium +45.9%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +41.6%
Contains less Sodium -55.3%
Equal in Calcium - 130
Equal in Copper - 1.057
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 284% 42% 87% 191% 327% 92% 163% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Iron +44.7%
Contains more Magnesium +45.9%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +41.6%
Contains less Sodium -55.3%
Equal in Calcium - 130
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 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.7%
Contains more Folate +111.1%
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% 2% 0% 0% 69% 59% 28% 55% 65% 0% 0% 162%
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 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.7%
Contains more Folate +111.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283

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
36
Black gram
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
149
Black gram
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
151%
Black gram
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
59%
Black gram
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
8%
Black gram
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 gram Pigeon pea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Black gram 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 contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.216g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black gram
Black gram 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 contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black gram Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 341 343 Pigeon pea
Protein 25.21 21.7 Black gram
Fats 1.64 1.49 Black gram
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 58.99 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.57 5.23 Black gram
Calcium 138 130 Black gram
Potassium 983 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 267 183 Black gram
Sugar
Fiber 18.3 15 Black gram
Copper 0.981 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 3.35 2.76 Black gram
Starch
Phosphorus 379 367 Black gram
Sodium 38 17 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 23 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.273 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.254 0.187 Black gram
Vitamin B3 1.447 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.906 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.281 0.283 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 216 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.114 0.33 Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.085 0.012 Black gram
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071 0.814 Black gram
Tryptophan 0.263 0.212 Black gram
Threonine 0.875 0.767 Black gram
Isoleucine 1.287 0.785 Black gram
Leucine 2.089 1.549 Black gram
Lysine 1.674 1.521 Black gram
Methionine 0.367 0.243 Black gram
Phenylalanine 1.473 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 1.416 0.937 Black gram
Histidine 0.706 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 gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174259/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.