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Cashew vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cashew and Pigeon pea different?

  • Cashew is richer in Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, Magnesium, and Selenium, while Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Fiber, Potassium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Cashew covers your daily need of Copper 126% more than Pigeon pea.
  • Cashew contains 24 times more Saturated Fat than Pigeon pea. Cashew contains 7.783g of Saturated Fat, while Pigeon pea contains 0.33g.

Nuts, cashew nuts, 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 +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +59.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Contains more Calcium +251.4%
Contains more Potassium +110.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 251% 209% 255% 59% 2% 158% 732%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +59.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Contains more Calcium +251.4%
Contains more Potassium +110.9%

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
Cashew
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.5%
Contains more Folate +1724%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 19% 0% 2% 106% 14% 20% 52% 97% 19% 0% 86%
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 B6 +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.5%
Contains more Folate +1724%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cashew Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 26.89g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 18.22g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 43.85g 1.49g Cashew
Carbs 30.19g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 553kcal 343kcal Cashew
Starch 23.49g g Cashew
Fructose 0.05g g Cashew
Sugar 5.91g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 3.3g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 37mg 130mg Pigeon pea
Iron 6.68mg 5.23mg Cashew
Magnesium 292mg 183mg Cashew
Phosphorus 593mg 367mg Cashew
Potassium 660mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 12mg 17mg Cashew
Zinc 5.78mg 2.76mg Cashew
Copper 2.195mg 1.057mg Cashew
Vitamin A 0IU 28IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.9mg mg Cashew
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Cashew
Vitamin B1 0.423mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.187mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 1.062mg 2.965mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.864mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.417mg 0.283mg Cashew
Folate 25µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 34.1µg µg Cashew
Tryptophan 0.287mg 0.212mg Cashew
Threonine 0.688mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.789mg 0.785mg Cashew
Leucine 1.472mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.928mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.362mg 0.243mg Cashew
Phenylalanine 0.951mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 1.094mg 0.937mg Cashew
Histidine 0.456mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cashew
Saturated Fat 7.783g 0.33g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 23.797g 0.012g Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 7.845g 0.814g Cashew

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cashew 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
34
Cashew
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
209
Cashew
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
109%
Cashew
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
30%
Cashew
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
202%
Cashew
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.91g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.453g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cashew
Cashew contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
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.

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. Cashew - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170162/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.