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Pigeon pea vs Almond - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pigeon pea and Almond

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Iron, and Vitamin B5, however Almond is richer in Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Manganese, and Phosphorus.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Folate is 103% more.
  • Pigeon pea contains 3 times more Vitamin B1 than Almond. Pigeon pea contains 0.643mg of Vitamin B1, while Almond contains 0.205mg.
  • Pigeon pea contains less Saturated Fat.

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

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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
Contains more Iron +41%
Contains more Potassium +89.9%
Contains more Calcium +106.9%
Contains more Magnesium +47.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +13%
Equal in Copper - 1.031
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 81% 140% 193% 207% 65% 1% 86% 344%
Contains more Iron +41%
Contains more Potassium +89.9%
Contains more Calcium +106.9%
Contains more Magnesium +47.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +13%
Equal in Copper - 1.031

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
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Almond
Contains more Vitamin A +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +168.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.6%
Contains more Folate +936.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +508.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 342% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 513% 0% 0% 52% 263% 68% 29% 32% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +168.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.6%
Contains more Folate +936.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +508.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22%

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.
Pigeon pea Almond
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Almond Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 9.05g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 21.15g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 49.93g Almond
Carbs 62.78g 21.55g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 579kcal Almond
Starch g 0.72g Almond
Fructose g 0.11g Almond
Sugar g 4.35g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 12.5g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 269mg Almond
Iron 5.23mg 3.71mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 270mg Almond
Phosphorus 367mg 481mg Almond
Potassium 1392mg 733mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 1mg Almond
Zinc 2.76mg 3.12mg Almond
Copper 1.057mg 1.031mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 2IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 25.63mg Almond
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.205mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 1.138mg Almond
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 3.618mg Almond
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.471mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.137mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 44µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Almond
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.211mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.601mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.751mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 1.473mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.568mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.157mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 1.132mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.855mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.539mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.015g Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 0.33g 3.802g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 31.551g Almond
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 12.329g Almond

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Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
62
Pigeon pea
82
Almond
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
139
Almond

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
130%
Pigeon pea
127%
Almond
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
22%
Almond
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
230%
Almond

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.35g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.472g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Almond
Almond contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Almond
Almond is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
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

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. Pigeon pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172436/nutrients
  2. Almond - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170567/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.