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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
Contains more Calcium +66.9%
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains less Sodium -58.8%
Contains more Magnesium +59.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.9%
Contains more Potassium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 66% 323% 83% 75% 65% 1% 83% 223%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Calcium +66.9%
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains less Sodium -58.8%
Contains more Magnesium +59.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.9%
Contains more Potassium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
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
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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 44% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 6% 0% 58%
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 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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nattō Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 7.28g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 19.4g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 11g 1.49g Nattō
Carbs 12.68g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 211kcal 343kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.89g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 5.4g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 217mg 130mg Nattō
Iron 8.6mg 5.23mg Nattō
Magnesium 115mg 183mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 174mg 367mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 729mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 7mg 17mg Nattō
Zinc 3.03mg 2.76mg Nattō
Copper 0.667mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 0IU 28IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.01mg mg Nattō
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13mg 0mg Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.16mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.187mg Nattō
Vitamin B3 0mg 2.965mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.215mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.283mg Pigeon pea
Folate 8µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 23.1µg µg Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223mg 0.212mg Nattō
Threonine 0.813mg 0.767mg Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931mg 0.785mg Nattō
Leucine 1.509mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.145mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.208mg 0.243mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 0.941mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 1.018mg 0.937mg Nattō
Histidine 0.512mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.591g 0.33g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43g 0.012g Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 0.814g Nattō

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Nattō 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
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

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.

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.