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Chickpea vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chickpea and Pigeon pea?

  • Chickpea is higher in Manganese, Folate, and Vitamin B6, yet Pigeon pea is higher in Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B1, and Iron.
  • Chickpea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 848% more.
  • Chickpea has 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Pigeon pea. While Chickpea has 0.535mg of Vitamin B6, Pigeon pea has only 0.283mg.

We used Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw types 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
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Contains more Iron +21.3%
Contains more Calcium +128.1%
Contains more Potassium +93.9%
Contains more Magnesium +131.6%
Contains more Copper +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.2%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Iron +21.3%
Contains more Calcium +128.1%
Contains more Potassium +93.9%
Contains more Magnesium +131.6%
Contains more Copper +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.2%
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 A +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89%
Contains more Folate +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 5% 17% 0% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 0% 23% 418%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89%
Contains more Folate +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.4%

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
74
Chickpea
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
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
123%
Chickpea
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
28%
Chickpea
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.
Chickpea Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chickpea 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 is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.273g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chickpea Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 378 343 Chickpea
Protein 20.47 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 6.04 1.49 Chickpea
Vitamin C 4 0 Chickpea
Carbs 62.95 62.78 Chickpea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.31 5.23 Pigeon pea
Calcium 57 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 718 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 79 183 Pigeon pea
Sugar 10.7 Pigeon pea
Fiber 12.2 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 0.656 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 2.76
Starch
Phosphorus 252 367 Pigeon pea
Sodium 24 17 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 67 28 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.477 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.187 Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.541 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.588 1.266 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535 0.283 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Chickpea
Folate 557 456 Chickpea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.603 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377 0.012 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731 0.814 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2 0.212 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.766 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.882 0.785 Chickpea
Leucine 1.465 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.377 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.27 0.243 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.865 0.937 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.566 0.774 Pigeon pea
Fructose

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. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.