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Pigeon pea vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pigeon pea and Barley

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Copper, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Calcium, however Barley is higher in Selenium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily Folate needs 109% more than Barley.
  • Barley contains 4 times less Vitamin B5 than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea 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" chart 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%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
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%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77

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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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 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 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 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

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 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 Barley Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 56.18g Barley
Protein 21.7g 12.48g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 2.3g Barley
Carbs 62.78g 73.48g Barley
Calories 343kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.8g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 130mg 33mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 3.6mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 133mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 264mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 452mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 2.76mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 1.057mg 0.498mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 22IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
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
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 456µg 19µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.208mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.424mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.456mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.848mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.465mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.24mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.7mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.612mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.281mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.482g Pigeon pea
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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is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Barley
Low Fats diet ok
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
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
80
Barley

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
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
73%
Barley
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.152g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea 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

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. 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.