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Brazil nut vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Brazil nut and Pigeon pea different?

  • Brazil nut is higher in Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, however Pigeon pea is richer in Folate, Iron, Fiber, Manganese, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Brazil nut is 3471% higher.
  • Brazil nut contains 49 times more Saturated Fat than Pigeon pea. While Brazil nut contains 16.134g of Saturated Fat, Pigeon pea contains only 0.33g.

Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw are the varieties 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 more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Magnesium +105.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.1%
Contains more Copper +64.9%
Contains more Iron +115.2%
Contains more Potassium +111.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 48% 92% 269% 311% 59% 1% 111% 581%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Magnesium +105.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.1%
Contains more Copper +64.9%
Contains more Iron +115.2%
Contains more Potassium +111.2%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +434.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +905.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +588%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +180.2%
Contains more Folate +1972.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 114% 0% 3% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 17% 0% 0%
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 B2 +434.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +905.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +588%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +180.2%
Contains more Folate +1972.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brazil nut Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 4.24g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 14.32g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 67.1g 1.49g Brazil nut
Carbs 11.74g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 659kcal 343kcal Brazil nut
Starch 0.25g g Brazil nut
Fructose 0g g Brazil nut
Sugar 2.33g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 7.5g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 160mg 130mg Brazil nut
Iron 2.43mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 376mg 183mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 725mg 367mg Brazil nut
Potassium 659mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 3mg 17mg Brazil nut
Zinc 4.06mg 2.76mg Brazil nut
Copper 1.743mg 1.057mg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 0IU 28IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 5.65mg mg Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B1 0.617mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.187mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 0.295mg 2.965mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.184mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.101mg 0.283mg Pigeon pea
Folate 22µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.135mg 0.212mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.365mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.518mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.19mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.49mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 1.124mg 0.243mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.639mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.76mg 0.937mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.409mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Brazil nut
Saturated Fat 16.134g 0.33g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 23.879g 0.012g Brazil nut
Polyunsaturated fat 24.399g 0.814g Brazil nut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Brazil nut 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
28
Brazil nut
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
184
Brazil nut
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
86%
Brazil nut
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
12%
Brazil nut
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
310%
Brazil nut
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.804g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
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.

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. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/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.