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Maize vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Maize and Pigeon pea different?

  • Pigeon pea is higher than Maize in Copper, Folate, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily need of Copper 111% more than Maize.

Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw types were used 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
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Contains more Calcium +6400%
Contains more Iron +905.8%
Contains more Magnesium +394.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.4%
Contains more Potassium +415.6%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Copper +1857.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Contains more Calcium +6400%
Contains more Iron +905.8%
Contains more Magnesium +394.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.4%
Contains more Potassium +415.6%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Copper +1857.4%

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
Maize
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Contains more Vitamin A +567.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +314.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +204.3%
Contains more Folate +985.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 2% 0% 23% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 32% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 342% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +567.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +314.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +204.3%
Contains more Folate +985.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maize Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 16.7g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 3.27g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.35g 1.49g Pigeon pea
Carbs 18.7g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 86kcal 343kcal Pigeon pea
Starch 5.7g g Maize
Fructose 1.94g g Maize
Sugar 6.26g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 2g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 2mg 130mg Pigeon pea
Iron 0.52mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 37mg 183mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 89mg 367mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 270mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 15mg 17mg Maize
Zinc 0.46mg 2.76mg Pigeon pea
Copper 0.054mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 187IU 28IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.07mg mg Maize
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.8mg 0mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.187mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 1.77mg 2.965mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.717mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.283mg Pigeon pea
Folate 42µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Maize
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.212mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.129mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.129mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 0.348mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.137mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.067mg 0.243mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 0.15mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.185mg 0.937mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.089mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.325g 0.33g Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432g 0.012g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487g 0.814g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Maize Pigeon pea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
18
Maize
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
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
20%
Maize
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
6%
Maize
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
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 contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
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 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.

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. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/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.