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

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How are Pigeon pea raw and Peanut different?

  • Pigeon pea raw is richer in Folate, Fiber, Potassium, and Iron, while Peanut is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Copper, and Manganese.
  • Peanut covers your daily need of Vitamin B3 57% more than Pigeon pea raw.
  • Pigeon pea raw contains 2 times more Potassium than Peanut. Pigeon pea raw contains 1392mg of Potassium, while Peanut contains 705mg.
  • Pigeon pea raw is lower in Saturated Fat.

Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Peanuts, all types, 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 Calcium +41.3%
Contains more Iron +14.2%
Contains more Potassium +97.4%
Contains more Selenium +13.9%
Contains more Zinc +18.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 168
Equal in Phosphorus - 376
Equal in Sodium - 18
Equal in Copper - 1.144
Equal in Manganese - 1.934
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 28% 172% 120% 162% 63% 3% 90% 382% 253% 40%
Contains more Calcium +41.3%
Contains more Iron +14.2%
Contains more Potassium +97.4%
Contains more Selenium +13.9%
Contains more Zinc +18.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 168
Equal in Phosphorus - 376
Equal in Sodium - 18
Equal in Copper - 1.144
Equal in Manganese - 1.934

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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Peanut
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +306.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.64
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 0% 167% 0% 0% 160% 32% 227% 107% 81% 180% 0% 29% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +306.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.64

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +289.2%
Contains more Water +62.9%
Contains more Other +47.6%
Contains more Protein +18.9%
Contains more Fats +3204.7%
22% 63% 11% 3%
Protein: 21.7 g
Fats: 1.49 g
Carbs: 62.78 g
Water: 10.59 g
Other: 3.44 g
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
Contains more Carbs +289.2%
Contains more Water +62.9%
Contains more Other +47.6%
Contains more Protein +18.9%
Contains more Fats +3204.7%

Fat Type Comparison

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

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 Peanut
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 Pigeon pea raw Peanut Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 7.63g Pigeon pea raw
Protein 21.7g 25.8g Peanut
Fats 1.49g 49.24g Peanut
Carbs 62.78g 16.13g Pigeon pea raw
Calories 343kcal 567kcal Peanut
Sugar 4.72g Pigeon pea raw
Fiber 15g 8.5g Pigeon pea raw
Calcium 130mg 92mg Pigeon pea raw
Iron 5.23mg 4.58mg Pigeon pea raw
Magnesium 183mg 168mg Pigeon pea raw
Phosphorus 367mg 376mg Peanut
Potassium 1392mg 705mg Pigeon pea raw
Sodium 17mg 18mg Pigeon pea raw
Zinc 2.76mg 3.27mg Peanut
Copper 1.057mg 1.144mg Peanut
Manganese 1.791mg 1.934mg Peanut
Selenium 8.2µg 7.2µg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin A 28IU 0IU Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin E 8.33mg Peanut
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.64mg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.135mg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 12.066mg Peanut
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 1.767mg Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.348mg Peanut
Folate 456µg 240µg Pigeon pea raw
Choline 52.5mg Peanut
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.25mg Peanut
Threonine 0.767mg 0.883mg Peanut
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.907mg Peanut
Leucine 1.549mg 1.672mg Peanut
Lysine 1.521mg 0.926mg Pigeon pea raw
Methionine 0.243mg 0.317mg Peanut
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 1.377mg Pigeon pea raw
Valine 0.937mg 1.082mg Peanut
Histidine 0.774mg 0.652mg Pigeon pea raw
Saturated Fat 0.33g 6.279g Pigeon pea raw
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 24.426g Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 15.558g Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea raw Peanut
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
75%
Peanut
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
135%
Pigeon pea raw
131%
Peanut

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. Pigeon pea raw - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172436/nutrients
  2. Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172430/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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