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

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A recap on differences between Pigeon pea raw and Barley

  • Pigeon pea raw has more Folate, Copper, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Calcium, however, Barley is higher in Selenium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Pigeon pea raw covers your daily Folate needs 109% more than Barley.
  • Barley contains 4 times less Vitamin B5 than Pigeon pea raw. Pigeon pea raw contains 1.266mg of Vitamin B5, while Barley contains 0.282mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Barley, hulled.

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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 Calcium +293.9%
Contains more Iron +45.3%
Contains more Magnesium +37.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains more Potassium +208%
Contains more Copper +112.2%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Selenium +359.8%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77
Equal in Manganese - 1.943
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353% 234% 45%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166% 254% 206%
Contains more Calcium +293.9%
Contains more Iron +45.3%
Contains more Magnesium +37.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains more Potassium +208%
Contains more Copper +112.2%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Selenium +359.8%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77
Equal in Manganese - 1.943

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.
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Barley
Contains more Vitamin A +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348.9%
Contains more Folate +2300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.646
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%
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% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348.9%
Contains more Folate +2300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.646

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +73.9%
Contains more Water +12.2%
Contains more Other +49.6%
Contains more Fats +54.4%
Contains more Carbs +17%
22% 63% 11% 3%
Protein: 21.7 g
Fats: 1.49 g
Carbs: 62.78 g
Water: 10.59 g
Other: 3.44 g
12% 2% 73% 9% 2%
Protein: 12.48 g
Fats: 2.3 g
Carbs: 73.48 g
Water: 9.44 g
Other: 2.3 g
Contains more Protein +73.9%
Contains more Water +12.2%
Contains more Other +49.6%
Contains more Fats +54.4%
Contains more Carbs +17%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2358.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +36.1%
29% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.814 g
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2358.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +36.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pigeon pea raw Barley
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea raw Barley Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 56.18g Barley
Protein 21.7g 12.48g Pigeon pea raw
Fats 1.49g 2.3g Barley
Carbs 62.78g 73.48g Barley
Calories 343kcal 354kcal Barley
Sugar 0.8g Pigeon pea raw
Fiber 15g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 130mg 33mg Pigeon pea raw
Iron 5.23mg 3.6mg Pigeon pea raw
Magnesium 183mg 133mg Pigeon pea raw
Phosphorus 367mg 264mg Pigeon pea raw
Potassium 1392mg 452mg Pigeon pea raw
Sodium 17mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 2.76mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 1.057mg 0.498mg Pigeon pea raw
Manganese 1.791mg 1.943mg Barley
Selenium 8.2µg 37.7µg Barley
Vitamin A 28IU 22IU Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 1µg
Vitamin E 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.282mg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 456µg 19µg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin K 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.208mg Pigeon pea raw
Threonine 0.767mg 0.424mg Pigeon pea raw
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.456mg Pigeon pea raw
Leucine 1.549mg 0.848mg Pigeon pea raw
Lysine 1.521mg 0.465mg Pigeon pea raw
Methionine 0.243mg 0.24mg Pigeon pea raw
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.7mg Pigeon pea raw
Valine 0.937mg 0.612mg Pigeon pea raw
Histidine 0.774mg 0.281mg Pigeon pea raw
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.482g Pigeon pea raw
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.295g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 1.108g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea raw Barley
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
57%
Pigeon pea raw
34%
Barley
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
135%
Pigeon pea raw
110%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.152g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Pigeon pea raw - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172436/nutrients
  2. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170283/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.