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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 Copper +18.4%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Equal in Iron - 5.07
Equal in Potassium - 1393
Equal in Magnesium - 176
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 34% 123% 126% 298% 63% 177% 2%
Contains more Calcium +15%
Contains more Copper +18.4%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Equal in Iron - 5.07
Equal in Potassium - 1393
Equal in Magnesium - 176

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 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 21% 0% 5% 0% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 0% 14% 394%
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 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 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

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Pigeon pea Bean
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
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 - 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.