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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 Zinc +13%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Equal in Copper - 1.031
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 140% 81% 65% 193% 344% 86% 207% 1%
Contains more Iron +41%
Contains more Potassium +89.9%
Contains more Calcium +106.9%
Contains more Magnesium +47.5%
Contains more Zinc +13%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 0% 0% 342%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 513% 0% 52% 263% 68% 29% 32% 0% 0% 33%
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 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 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

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Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.