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Bran vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Bran and Pigeon pea

  • Bran has more Manganese, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium, however Pigeon pea has more Folate, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Bran is 167% higher.
  • Pigeon pea has 6 times less Selenium than Bran. Bran has 45.2µg of Selenium, while Pigeon pea has 8.2µg.

Food types used in this article are Oat bran, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Bran
5
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Contains more Magnesium +28.4%
Contains more Zinc +12.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Calcium +124.1%
Contains more Potassium +145.9%
Contains more Copper +162.3%
Equal in Iron - 5.23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 203% 18% 50% 168% 135% 85% 315% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +28.4%
Contains more Zinc +12.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Calcium +124.1%
Contains more Potassium +145.9%
Contains more Copper +162.3%
Equal in Iron - 5.23

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
Bran
5
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +82%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.5%
Contains more Folate +776.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 21% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 0% 8% 39%
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 B1 +82%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.5%
Contains more Folate +776.9%

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
46
Bran
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
122
Bran
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
104%
Bran
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
66%
Bran
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
32%
Bran
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.
Bran Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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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 - 1.45g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.998g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bran
Bran contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bran
Bran is cheaper (difference - $1)
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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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bran Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 246 343 Pigeon pea
Protein 17.3 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 7.03 1.49 Bran
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 66.22 62.78 Bran
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.41 5.23 Bran
Calcium 58 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 566 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 235 183 Bran
Sugar 1.45 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15.4 15 Bran
Copper 0.403 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 3.11 2.76 Bran
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Phosphorus 734 367 Bran
Sodium 4 17 Bran
Vitamin A 0 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 1.01 Bran
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.17 0.643 Bran
Vitamin B2 0.22 0.187 Bran
Vitamin B3 0.934 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.494 1.266 Bran
Vitamin B6 0.165 0.283 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.2 Bran
Folate 52 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Bran
Saturated Fat 1.328 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 2.376 0.012 Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 2.766 0.814 Bran
Tryptophan 0.335 0.212 Bran
Threonine 0.502 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.668 0.785 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.374 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.76 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.335 0.243 Bran
Phenylalanine 0.908 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.964 0.937 Bran
Histidine 0.41 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. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/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.