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Pistachio vs. Pigeon pea raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pistachio and Pigeon pea raw

  • Pistachio has more Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus, however, Pigeon pea raw is richer in Folate, Manganese, Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin B5.
  • Pistachio's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 109% more.
  • Pistachio contains 18 times more Saturated Fat than Pigeon pea raw. Pistachio contains 5.907g of Saturated Fat, while Pigeon pea raw contains 0.33g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Copper +23%
Contains more Calcium +23.8%
Contains more Iron +33.4%
Contains more Magnesium +51.2%
Contains more Potassium +35.8%
Contains more Zinc +25.5%
Contains more Manganese +49.3%
Contains more Selenium +17.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434% 157% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353% 234% 45%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Copper +23%
Contains more Calcium +23.8%
Contains more Iron +33.4%
Contains more Magnesium +51.2%
Contains more Potassium +35.8%
Contains more Zinc +25.5%
Contains more Manganese +49.3%
Contains more Selenium +17.1%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +1742.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +500.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +143.5%
Contains more Folate +794.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 31% 58% 0% 19% 218% 37% 25% 32% 393% 39% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 342% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1742.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +500.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +143.5%
Contains more Folate +794.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +2941.6%
Contains more Carbs +131.1%
Contains more Water +142.3%
Contains more Other +15.4%
Equal in Protein - 21.7
20% 45% 27% 4% 3%
Protein: 20.16 g
Fats: 45.32 g
Carbs: 27.17 g
Water: 4.37 g
Other: 2.98 g
22% 63% 11% 3%
Protein: 21.7 g
Fats: 1.49 g
Carbs: 62.78 g
Water: 10.59 g
Other: 3.44 g
Contains more Fats +2941.6%
Contains more Carbs +131.1%
Contains more Water +142.3%
Contains more Other +15.4%
Equal in Protein - 21.7

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +193708.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1666.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.4%
14% 53% 33%
Saturated Fat: 5.907 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.257 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.38 g
29% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.814 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +193708.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1666.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pistachio Pigeon pea raw
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pistachio Pigeon pea raw Opinion
Net carbs 16.57g 47.78g Pigeon pea raw
Protein 20.16g 21.7g Pigeon pea raw
Fats 45.32g 1.49g Pistachio
Carbs 27.17g 62.78g Pigeon pea raw
Calories 560kcal 343kcal Pistachio
Starch 1.67g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g Pistachio
Sugar 7.66g Pigeon pea raw
Fiber 10.6g 15g Pigeon pea raw
Calcium 105mg 130mg Pigeon pea raw
Iron 3.92mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea raw
Magnesium 121mg 183mg Pigeon pea raw
Phosphorus 490mg 367mg Pistachio
Potassium 1025mg 1392mg Pigeon pea raw
Sodium 1mg 17mg Pistachio
Zinc 2.2mg 2.76mg Pigeon pea raw
Copper 1.3mg 1.057mg Pistachio
Manganese 1.2mg 1.791mg Pigeon pea raw
Selenium 7µg 8.2µg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin A 516IU 28IU Pistachio
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 1µg Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86mg Pistachio
Vitamin C 5.6mg 0mg Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.87mg 0.643mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16mg 0.187mg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 2.965mg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin B5 0.52mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin B6 1.7mg 0.283mg Pistachio
Folate 51µg 456µg Pigeon pea raw
Tryptophan 0.251mg 0.212mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.684mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea raw
Isoleucine 0.917mg 0.785mg Pistachio
Leucine 1.604mg 1.549mg Pistachio
Lysine 1.138mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea raw
Methionine 0.36mg 0.243mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea raw
Valine 1.249mg 0.937mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.512mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea raw
Saturated Fat 5.907g 0.33g Pigeon pea raw
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257g 0.012g Pistachio
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38g 0.814g Pistachio
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 14.091g Pistachio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pistachio Pigeon pea raw
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
65%
Pistachio
57%
Pigeon pea raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
125%
Pistachio
135%
Pigeon pea raw

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.66g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.577g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is relatively richer in minerals
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pistachio - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170184/nutrients
  2. Pigeon pea raw - 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.