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Nattō vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Nattō and Pigeon pea

  • Nattō has more Iron, however Pigeon pea has more Folate, Copper, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Pigeon pea is 112% higher.
  • Pigeon pea has 2 times less Iron than Nattō. Nattō has 8.6mg of Iron, while Pigeon pea has 5.23mg.

Food types used in this article are Natto 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
Nattō
4
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Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains more Calcium +66.9%
Contains less Sodium -58.8%
Contains more Potassium +90.9%
Contains more Magnesium +59.1%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.9%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains more Calcium +66.9%
Contains less Sodium -58.8%
Contains more Potassium +90.9%
Contains more Magnesium +59.1%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.9%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76

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
Nattō
4
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +301.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +488.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.7%
Contains more Folate +5600%
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 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +301.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +488.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.7%
Contains more Folate +5600%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.187

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
20
Nattō
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
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
116%
Nattō
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
51%
Nattō
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.
Nattō Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Nattō 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 - 4.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.261g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Nattō Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 211 343 Pigeon pea
Protein 19.4 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 11 1.49 Nattō
Vitamin C 13 0 Nattō
Carbs 12.68 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.6 5.23 Nattō
Calcium 217 130 Nattō
Potassium 729 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 115 183 Pigeon pea
Sugar 4.89 Pigeon pea
Fiber 5.4 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 0.667 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 3.03 2.76 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 174 367 Pigeon pea
Sodium 7 17 Nattō
Vitamin A 0 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.01 Nattō
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.187 Nattō
Vitamin B3 0 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.215 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.283 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 Nattō
Folate 8 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.591 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 0.012 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 0.814 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 0.212 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 0.767 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 0.785 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.145 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.208 0.243 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 0.941 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 1.018 0.937 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.