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

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Important differences between Pigeon pea raw and Pistachio

  • Pigeon pea raw has more Folate, Manganese, Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin B5, however, Pistachio is richer in Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus.
  • Pistachio's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 109% more.
  • Pigeon pea raw contains 9 times more Folate than Pistachio. Pigeon pea raw contains 456µg of Folate, while Pistachio contains 51µg.
  • Pigeon pea raw contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw.

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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 +23.8%
Contains more Iron +33.4%
Contains more Magnesium +51.2%
Contains more Potassium +35.8%
Contains more Zinc +25.5%
Contains more Manganese +49.3%
Contains more Selenium +17.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Copper +23%
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 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434% 157% 39%
Contains more Calcium +23.8%
Contains more Iron +33.4%
Contains more Magnesium +51.2%
Contains more Potassium +35.8%
Contains more Zinc +25.5%
Contains more Manganese +49.3%
Contains more Selenium +17.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Copper +23%

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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Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +143.5%
Contains more Folate +794.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1742.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +500.7%
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 31% 58% 0% 19% 218% 37% 25% 32% 393% 39% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +143.5%
Contains more Folate +794.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1742.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +500.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +131.1%
Contains more Water +142.3%
Contains more Other +15.4%
Contains more Fats +2941.6%
Equal in Protein - 20.16
22% 63% 11% 3%
Protein: 21.7 g
Fats: 1.49 g
Carbs: 62.78 g
Water: 10.59 g
Other: 3.44 g
20% 45% 27% 4% 3%
Protein: 20.16 g
Fats: 45.32 g
Carbs: 27.17 g
Water: 4.37 g
Other: 2.98 g
Contains more Carbs +131.1%
Contains more Water +142.3%
Contains more Other +15.4%
Contains more Fats +2941.6%
Equal in Protein - 20.16

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +193708.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1666.6%
29% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.814 g
14% 53% 33%
Saturated Fat: 5.907 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.257 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.38 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +193708.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1666.6%

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 Pistachio
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea raw Pistachio Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 16.57g Pigeon pea raw
Protein 21.7g 20.16g Pigeon pea raw
Fats 1.49g 45.32g Pistachio
Carbs 62.78g 27.17g Pigeon pea raw
Calories 343kcal 560kcal Pistachio
Starch 1.67g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g Pistachio
Sugar 7.66g Pigeon pea raw
Fiber 15g 10.6g Pigeon pea raw
Calcium 130mg 105mg Pigeon pea raw
Iron 5.23mg 3.92mg Pigeon pea raw
Magnesium 183mg 121mg Pigeon pea raw
Phosphorus 367mg 490mg Pistachio
Potassium 1392mg 1025mg Pigeon pea raw
Sodium 17mg 1mg Pistachio
Zinc 2.76mg 2.2mg Pigeon pea raw
Copper 1.057mg 1.3mg Pistachio
Manganese 1.791mg 1.2mg Pigeon pea raw
Selenium 8.2µg 7µg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin A 28IU 516IU Pistachio
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 26µg Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86mg Pistachio
Vitamin C 0mg 5.6mg Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.87mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.16mg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 1.3mg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.52mg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 1.7mg Pistachio
Folate 456µg 51µg Pigeon pea raw
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.251mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.767mg 0.684mg Pigeon pea raw
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.917mg Pistachio
Leucine 1.549mg 1.604mg Pistachio
Lysine 1.521mg 1.138mg Pigeon pea raw
Methionine 0.243mg 0.36mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 1.092mg Pigeon pea raw
Valine 0.937mg 1.249mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.774mg 0.512mg Pigeon pea raw
Saturated Fat 0.33g 5.907g Pigeon pea raw
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 23.257g Pistachio
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 14.38g Pistachio
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 14.091g Pistachio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea raw Pistachio
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
65%
Pistachio
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
135%
Pigeon pea raw
125%
Pistachio

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.66g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.577g)
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 - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is relatively richer in minerals
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. Pistachio - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170184/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.