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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 Iron +905.8%
Contains more Calcium +6400%
Contains more Potassium +415.6%
Contains more Magnesium +394.6%
Contains more Copper +1857.4%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Contains more Iron +905.8%
Contains more Calcium +6400%
Contains more Potassium +415.6%
Contains more Magnesium +394.6%
Contains more Copper +1857.4%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.4%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +567.9%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 23% 12% 2% 0% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 0% 1% 32%
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 +567.9%
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 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 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

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Maize 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.