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Lupin Bean vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Lupin Bean and Pigeon pea?

  • Lupin Bean is higher in Manganese, Zinc, Fiber, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6, yet Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin C.
  • Lupin Bean's daily need coverage for Manganese is 26% more.
  • Lupin Bean has 2 times more Zinc than Pigeon pea. While Lupin Bean has 4.75mg of Zinc, Pigeon pea has only 2.76mg.

We used Lupins, 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 Calcium +35.4%
Contains more Zinc +72.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Potassium +37.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Equal in Copper - 1.057
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 53% 90% 142% 341% 130% 189% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Calcium +35.4%
Contains more Zinc +72.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Potassium +37.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Equal in Copper - 1.057

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 B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.8%
Contains more Folate +28.5%
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 16% 0% 0% 0% 160% 51% 42% 45% 83% 0% 0% 267%
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 B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.8%
Contains more Folate +28.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643

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
55
Lupin Bean
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
138
Lupin 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
217%
Lupin Bean
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
40%
Lupin Bean
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
45%
Lupin 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.
Lupin Bean Pigeon pea
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lupin Bean 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 Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.826g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lupin Bean
Lupin Bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lupin Bean
Lupin Bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lupin Bean Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 371 343 Lupin Bean
Protein 36.17 21.7 Lupin Bean
Fats 9.74 1.49 Lupin Bean
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Lupin Bean
Carbs 40.37 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.36 5.23 Pigeon pea
Calcium 176 130 Lupin Bean
Potassium 1013 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 198 183 Lupin Bean
Sugar
Fiber 18.9 15 Lupin Bean
Copper 1.022 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 4.75 2.76 Lupin Bean
Starch
Phosphorus 440 367 Lupin Bean
Sodium 15 17 Lupin Bean
Vitamin A 0 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.64 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.22 0.187 Lupin Bean
Vitamin B3 2.19 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.75 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.357 0.283 Lupin Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 355 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.156 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 3.94 0.012 Lupin Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 2.439 0.814 Lupin Bean
Tryptophan 0.289 0.212 Lupin Bean
Threonine 1.331 0.767 Lupin Bean
Isoleucine 1.615 0.785 Lupin Bean
Leucine 2.743 1.549 Lupin Bean
Lysine 1.933 1.521 Lupin Bean
Methionine 0.255 0.243 Lupin Bean
Phenylalanine 1.435 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 1.51 0.937 Lupin Bean
Histidine 1.03 0.774 Lupin Bean
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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. Lupin Bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172423/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.