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Oat vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Oat and Pigeon pea different?

  • Oat is higher in Manganese, Phosphorus, Zinc and Vitamin B1, however Pigeon pea is richer in Folate, Copper, Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Oat is 136% higher.

Oats 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
Oat
3
:
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Iron +10.8%
Contains more Calcium +140.7%
Contains more Potassium +224.5%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 177% 17% 38% 127% 209% 109% 225% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Iron +10.8%
Contains more Calcium +140.7%
Contains more Potassium +224.5%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 183

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
Oat
2
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +208.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +137.8%
Contains more Folate +714.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.266
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% 0% 0% 191% 33% 19% 81% 28% 0% 0% 43%
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 +18.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +208.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +137.8%
Contains more Folate +714.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.266

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
33
Oat
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
112
Oat
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 the food
Protein
101%
Oat
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
66%
Oat
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
32%
Oat
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Oat Pigeon pea
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Oat 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 Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.887g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oat
Oat contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Oat
Oat is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Oat Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 389 343 Oat
Protein 16.89 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 6.9 1.49 Oat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 66.27 62.78 Oat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.72 5.23 Pigeon pea
Calcium 54 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 429 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 177 183 Pigeon pea
Sugars
Fiber 10.6 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 0.626 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 3.97 2.76 Oat
Starch
Phosphorus 523 367 Oat
Sodium 2 17 Oat
Vitamin A 0 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.763 0.643 Oat
Vitamin B2 0.139 0.187 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 0.961 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.349 1.266 Oat
Vitamin B6 0.119 0.283 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 56 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Oat
Saturated Fat 1.217 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 2.178 0.012 Oat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.535 0.814 Oat
Tryptophan 0.234 0.212 Oat
Threonine 0.575 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.694 0.785 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.284 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.701 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.312 0.243 Oat
Phenylalanine 0.895 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.937
Histidine 0.405 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Oat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169705/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.