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Heart of palm vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Heart of palm and Pigeon pea

  • Heart of palm has more Vitamin B6, while Pigeon pea has more Folate, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium and Vitamin B3.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily need of Folate 108% more than Heart of palm.
  • Heart of palm contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Pigeon pea. While Heart of palm contains 0.81mg of Vitamin B6, Pigeon pea contains only 0.283mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Hearts of palm, 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
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Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Zinc +35.1%
Contains less Sodium -17.6%
Contains more Iron +209.5%
Contains more Calcium +622.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1730%
Contains more Copper +64.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +162.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 64% 6% 160% 8% 215% 102% 60% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Zinc +35.1%
Contains less Sodium -17.6%
Contains more Iron +209.5%
Contains more Calcium +622.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1730%
Contains more Copper +64.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +162.1%

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 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1186%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229.4%
Contains more Folate +1800%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.187
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 27% 5% 10% 0% 13% 42% 17% 0% 187% 0% 0% 18%
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 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1186%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229.4%
Contains more Folate +1800%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.187

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
26
Heart of palm
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
77
Heart of palm
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 the food
Protein
16%
Heart of palm
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
26%
Heart of palm
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
1%
Heart of palm
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Heart of palm Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Heart of palm 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 Sugars?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sugars (difference - 17.16g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.284g)
Which food is cheaper?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Heart of palm Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 115 343 Pigeon pea
Protein 2.7 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 0.2 1.49 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 8 0 Heart of palm
Carbs 25.61 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.69 5.23 Pigeon pea
Calcium 18 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1806 1392 Heart of palm
Magnesium 10 183 Pigeon pea
Sugars 17.16 Pigeon pea
Fiber 1.5 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 0.644 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 3.73 2.76 Heart of palm
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Phosphorus 140 367 Pigeon pea
Sodium 14 17 Heart of palm
Vitamin A 68 28 Heart of palm
Vitamin E 0.5 Heart of palm
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.18 0.187 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 0.9 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.81 0.283 Heart of palm
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Heart of palm
Folate 24 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.046 0.33 Heart of palm
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.012 Pigeon pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.814 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 Pigeon pea
Histidine 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Heart of palm - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167714/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.