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Pigeon pea vs Adzuki bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pigeon pea and Adzuki bean

  • Pigeon pea has more Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Selenium, Fiber, Calcium, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Adzuki bean is richer in Folate, Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Adzuki bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 42% more.
  • Pigeon pea contains 7 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Adzuki bean. Pigeon pea contains 0.814g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Adzuki bean contains 0.113g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Beans, adzuki, 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
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Contains more Calcium +97%
Contains more Potassium +11%
Contains more Magnesium +44.1%
Contains more Zinc +82.6%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Equal in Iron - 4.98
Equal in Potassium - 1254
Equal in Copper - 1.094
Equal in Phosphorus - 381
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 187% 20% 111% 91% 365% 138% 164% 1%
Contains more Calcium +97%
Contains more Potassium +11%
Contains more Magnesium +44.1%
Contains more Zinc +82.6%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Equal in Iron - 4.98
Equal in Potassium - 1254
Equal in Copper - 1.094
Equal in Phosphorus - 381

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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Contains more Vitamin A +64.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
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% 2% 0% 0% 114% 51% 50% 89% 81% 0% 0% 467%
Contains more Vitamin A +64.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24%
Contains more Folate +36.4%

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
71
Adzuki bean
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
134
Adzuki 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
119%
Adzuki bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
63%
Adzuki bean
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
2%
Adzuki 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 Adzuki bean
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Pigeon pea Adzuki 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 glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.139g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 Adzuki bean Opinion
Calories 343 329 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 19.87 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 0.53 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 62.9 Adzuki bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 4.98 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 66 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 1254 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 127 Pigeon pea
Sugar
Fiber 15 12.7 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 1.094 Adzuki bean
Zinc 2.76 5.04 Adzuki bean
Starch
Phosphorus 367 381 Adzuki bean
Sodium 17 5 Adzuki bean
Vitamin A 28 17 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.455 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.22 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B3 2.965 2.63 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 1.471 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.351 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 456 622 Adzuki bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.191 Adzuki bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.05 Adzuki bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.113 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.191 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.674 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.791 Adzuki bean
Leucine 1.549 1.668 Adzuki bean
Lysine 1.521 1.497 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.21 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 1.052 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 1.023 Adzuki bean
Histidine 0.774 0.524 Pigeon pea
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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. Adzuki bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173727/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.