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

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How are Peanut and Pigeon pea raw different?

  • Peanut is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Copper, and Manganese, while Pigeon pea raw is higher in Folate, Fiber, Potassium, and Iron.
  • Peanut covers your daily need of Vitamin B3 57% more than Pigeon pea raw.
  • Peanut contains 19 times more Saturated Fat than Pigeon pea raw. Peanut contains 6.279g of Saturated Fat, while Pigeon pea raw 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" charts 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%
Contains more Selenium +13.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Equal in Sodium - 17
Equal in Copper - 1.057
Equal in Manganese - 1.791
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 172% 120% 162% 63% 3% 90% 382% 253% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353% 234% 45%
Contains more Zinc +18.5%
Contains more Calcium +41.3%
Contains more Iron +14.2%
Contains more Potassium +97.4%
Contains more Selenium +13.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Equal in Sodium - 17
Equal in Copper - 1.057
Equal in Manganese - 1.791

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.
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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 167% 0% 0% 160% 32% 227% 107% 81% 180% 0% 29% 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 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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +18.9%
Contains more Fats +3204.7%
Contains more Carbs +289.2%
Contains more Water +62.9%
Contains more Other +47.6%
26% 49% 16% 7% 2%
Protein: 25.8 g
Fats: 49.24 g
Carbs: 16.13 g
Water: 6.5 g
Other: 2.33 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 Protein +18.9%
Contains more Fats +3204.7%
Contains more Carbs +289.2%
Contains more Water +62.9%
Contains more Other +47.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +203450%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1811.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.7%
14% 53% 34%
Saturated Fat: 6.279 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 24.426 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 15.558 g
29% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.814 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +203450%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1811.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Peanut Pigeon pea raw
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 raw Opinion
Net carbs 7.63g 47.78g Pigeon pea raw
Protein 25.8g 21.7g Peanut
Fats 49.24g 1.49g Peanut
Carbs 16.13g 62.78g Pigeon pea raw
Calories 567kcal 343kcal Peanut
Sugar 4.72g Pigeon pea raw
Fiber 8.5g 15g Pigeon pea raw
Calcium 92mg 130mg Pigeon pea raw
Iron 4.58mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea raw
Magnesium 168mg 183mg Pigeon pea raw
Phosphorus 376mg 367mg Peanut
Potassium 705mg 1392mg Pigeon pea raw
Sodium 18mg 17mg Pigeon pea raw
Zinc 3.27mg 2.76mg Peanut
Copper 1.144mg 1.057mg Peanut
Manganese 1.934mg 1.791mg Peanut
Selenium 7.2µg 8.2µg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin A 0IU 28IU Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin E 8.33mg Peanut
Vitamin B1 0.64mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.187mg Pigeon pea raw
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 raw
Choline 52.5mg 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 raw
Methionine 0.317mg 0.243mg Peanut
Phenylalanine 1.377mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea raw
Valine 1.082mg 0.937mg Peanut
Histidine 0.652mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea raw
Saturated Fat 6.279g 0.33g Pigeon pea raw
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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ok
is better in case of low diet
Peanut 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
75%
Peanut
57%
Pigeon pea raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
131%
Peanut
135%
Pigeon pea raw

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.72g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.949g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw 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

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