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Peanut vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Peanut and Pigeon pea different?

  • Peanut is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Copper, and Manganese, while Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Fiber, Potassium, and Iron.
  • Peanut covers your daily need of Vitamin B3 57% more than Pigeon pea.
  • Peanut contains 19 times more Saturated Fat than Pigeon pea. Peanut contains 6.279g of Saturated Fat, while Pigeon pea contains 0.33g.

Peanuts, all types, raw and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw types were 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 Zinc +18.5%
Contains more Calcium +41.3%
Contains more Iron +14.2%
Contains more Potassium +97.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Equal in Sodium - 17
Equal in Copper - 1.057
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 172% 120% 162% 63% 3% 90% 382%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Zinc +18.5%
Contains more Calcium +41.3%
Contains more Iron +14.2%
Contains more Potassium +97.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Equal in Sodium - 17
Equal in Copper - 1.057

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
Peanut
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +306.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +90%
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% 167% 0% 0% 160% 32% 227% 107% 81% 180% 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 B3 +306.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +90%
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.
Peanut Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peanut Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 7.63g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 25.8g 21.7g Peanut
Fats 49.24g 1.49g Peanut
Carbs 16.13g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 567kcal 343kcal Peanut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.72g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 8.5g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 92mg 130mg Pigeon pea
Iron 4.58mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 168mg 183mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 376mg 367mg Peanut
Potassium 705mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 18mg 17mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 3.27mg 2.76mg Peanut
Copper 1.144mg 1.057mg Peanut
Vitamin A 0IU 28IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 8.33mg mg Peanut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.64mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.187mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 12.066mg 2.965mg Peanut
Vitamin B5 1.767mg 1.266mg Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.283mg Peanut
Folate 240µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Peanut
Tryptophan 0.25mg 0.212mg Peanut
Threonine 0.883mg 0.767mg Peanut
Isoleucine 0.907mg 0.785mg Peanut
Leucine 1.672mg 1.549mg Peanut
Lysine 0.926mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.317mg 0.243mg Peanut
Phenylalanine 1.377mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 1.082mg 0.937mg Peanut
Histidine 0.652mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 6.279g 0.33g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 24.426g 0.012g Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 15.558g 0.814g Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peanut 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
79
Peanut
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
127
Peanut
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
155%
Peanut
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
16%
Peanut
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
227%
Peanut
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.72g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.949g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
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.
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

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. Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172430/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.