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Cereal vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cereal and Pigeon pea different?

  • Cereal is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, and Zinc, however Pigeon pea is richer in Copper, Fiber, and Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Cereal is 470% higher.
  • Cereal contains 814 times more Vitamin A RAE than Pigeon pea. While Cereal contains 814µg of Vitamin A RAE, Pigeon pea contains only 1µg.

Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw are the varieties 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 +551.2%
Contains more Zinc +175.4%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Magnesium +863.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +376.6%
Contains more Potassium +1225.7%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Copper +671.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Iron +551.2%
Contains more Zinc +175.4%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Magnesium +863.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +376.6%
Contains more Potassium +1225.7%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Copper +671.5%

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
Cereal
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +9871.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +877.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1969.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +899%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2015.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +460.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 168% 2% 0% 129% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
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 +9871.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +877.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1969.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +899%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2015.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +460.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cereal Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 85.45g 47.78g Cereal
Protein 6.06g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.08g 1.49g Pigeon pea
Carbs 86.85g 62.78g Cereal
Calories 378kcal 343kcal Cereal
Starch g g
Fructose 0.26g g Cereal
Sugar 10.35g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 1.4g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 10mg 130mg Pigeon pea
Iron 34.06mg 5.23mg Cereal
Magnesium 19mg 183mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 77mg 367mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 105mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 795mg 17mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 7.6mg 2.76mg Cereal
Copper 0.137mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 2792IU 28IU Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08mg mg Cereal
Vitamin D IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin D µg 0µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 38.5mg 0mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 6.288mg 0.643mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87mg 0.187mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62mg 2.965mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 5.986mg 0.283mg Cereal
Folate µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin K 0µg µg Cereal
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.212mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.241mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.26mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 0.767mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.113mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.13mg 0.243mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 0.365mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.344mg 0.937mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.162mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol mg 0mg Cereal
Trans Fat g 0g Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.26g 0.33g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204g 0.012g Cereal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354g 0.814g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cereal 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
393
Cereal
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
212
Cereal
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
36%
Cereal
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
5%
Cereal
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 778mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.07g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. 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.