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Cumin vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cumin and Pigeon pea

  • Cumin has more Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin B6, however Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Copper, and Fiber.
  • Cumin covers your daily Iron needs 764% more than Pigeon pea.
  • Pigeon pea contains 7 times less Calcium than Cumin. Cumin contains 931mg of Calcium, while Pigeon pea contains 130mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, cumin seed 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 +1168.8%
Contains more Calcium +616.2%
Contains more Potassium +28.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +73.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +36%
Contains more Copper +21.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Iron +1168.8%
Contains more Calcium +616.2%
Contains more Potassium +28.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +73.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +36%
Contains more Copper +21.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.9%

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
Cumin
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +4435.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.7%
Contains more Folate +4460%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 77% 67% 0% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 0% 14% 8%
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 +4435.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.7%
Contains more Folate +4460%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 375kcal 343kcal Cumin
Protein 17.81g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 22.27g 1.49g Cumin
Vitamin C 7.7mg 0mg Cumin
Net carbs 33.74g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Carbs 44.24g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 66.36mg 5.23mg Cumin
Calcium 931mg 130mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg 1392mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 183mg Cumin
Sugar 2.25g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 10.5g 15g Pigeon pea
Copper 0.867mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 4.8mg 2.76mg Cumin
Starch g g
Phosphorus 499mg 367mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 17mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 1270IU 28IU Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.187mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 2.965mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.283mg Cumin
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.4µg µg Cumin
Folate 10µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Trans Fat g 0g Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.535g 0.33g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 0.012g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 0.814g Cumin
Tryptophan mg 0.212mg Pigeon pea
Threonine mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea
Leucine mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine mg 0.243mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine mg 0.937mg Pigeon pea
Histidine mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cumin Pigeon pea
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
51
Cumin
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
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
107%
Cumin
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
103%
Cumin
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 151mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.205g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.