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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 Copper +64.9%
Contains more Zinc +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Iron +115.2%
Contains more Potassium +111.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 48% 59% 269% 581% 111% 311% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Magnesium +105.5%
Contains more Copper +64.9%
Contains more Zinc +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 0% 114% 0% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 0% 0% 17%
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 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 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 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

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Brazil nut 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 - 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.