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Lima bean vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lima bean and Pigeon pea

  • The amount of Folate, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Potassium, and Vitamin B5 in Pigeon pea is higher than in Lima bean.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily need of Folate 93% more than Lima bean.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt 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 less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Iron +118.8%
Contains more Calcium +664.7%
Contains more Potassium +174%
Contains more Magnesium +325.6%
Contains more Copper +349.8%
Contains more Zinc +190.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +230.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Iron +118.8%
Contains more Calcium +664.7%
Contains more Potassium +174%
Contains more Magnesium +325.6%
Contains more Copper +349.8%
Contains more Zinc +190.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +230.6%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +299.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +604.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75.8%
Contains more Folate +449.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 0% 5% 63%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +299.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +604.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75.8%
Contains more Folate +449.4%

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
16
Lima bean
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
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
47%
Lima bean
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
2%
Lima bean
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.
Lima bean Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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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 - 2.9g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.241g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 115 343 Pigeon pea
Protein 7.8 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 0.38 1.49 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 20.88 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.39 5.23 Pigeon pea
Calcium 17 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 508 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 43 183 Pigeon pea
Sugar 2.9 Pigeon pea
Fiber 7 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 0.235 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 0.95 2.76 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 111 367 Pigeon pea
Sodium 2 17 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.187 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 0.421 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.422 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.283 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 Lima bean
Folate 83 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.33 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.012 Lima bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.814 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.092 0.212 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.337 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.411 0.785 Pigeon pea
Leucine 0.673 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.523 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.099 0.243 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 0.449 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.469 0.937 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.238 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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lima bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174253/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.