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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
Peanut
3
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Contains more Zinc +18.5%
Contains more Iron +14.2%
Contains more Calcium +41.3%
Contains more Potassium +97.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Equal in Copper - 1.057
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Equal in Sodium - 17
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 172% 28% 63% 120% 382% 90% 162% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Zinc +18.5%
Contains more Iron +14.2%
Contains more Calcium +41.3%
Contains more Potassium +97.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Equal in Copper - 1.057
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Equal in Sodium - 17

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
5
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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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 167% 0% 160% 32% 227% 107% 81% 0% 0% 180%
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 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 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 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

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Peanut 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 - 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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