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Pigeon pea vs Bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pigeon pea and Bean

  • Pigeon pea has more Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5, while Bean has more Selenium, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Bean covers your daily need of Selenium 36% more than Pigeon pea.
  • Pigeon pea contains 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Bean. While Pigeon pea contains 2.965mg of Vitamin B3, Bean contains only 1.174mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Beans, pinto, mature seeds, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +15%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Contains more Copper +18.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Equal in Iron - 5.07
Equal in Magnesium - 176
Equal in Potassium - 1393
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 191% 126% 177% 123% 2% 63% 298%
Contains more Calcium +15%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Contains more Copper +18.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Equal in Iron - 5.07
Equal in Magnesium - 176
Equal in Potassium - 1393

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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Bean
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.5%
Contains more Folate +15.1%
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 0% 5% 0% 21% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 394% 0% 14%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.5%
Contains more Folate +15.1%

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 Bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Bean Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 47.05g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 21.42g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 1.23g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 62.55g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 347kcal Bean
Starch g 34.17g Bean
Fructose g 0g Bean
Sugar g 2.11g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 15.5g Bean
Calcium 130mg 113mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 5.07mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 176mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 411mg Bean
Potassium 1392mg 1393mg Bean
Sodium 17mg 12mg Bean
Zinc 2.76mg 2.28mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.893mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.21mg Bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6.3mg Bean
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.713mg Bean
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.212mg Bean
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 1.174mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.474mg Bean
Folate 456µg 525µg Bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 5.6µg Bean
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.237mg Bean
Threonine 0.767mg 0.81mg Bean
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.871mg Bean
Leucine 1.549mg 1.558mg Bean
Lysine 1.521mg 1.356mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.259mg Bean
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 1.095mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.998mg Bean
Histidine 0.774mg 0.556mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.235g Bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.229g Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.407g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Bean
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
70
Bean
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
126
Bean

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
129%
Bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
63%
Bean
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
6%
Bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.11g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
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?
Bean
Bean contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bean
Bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.095g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175199/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.