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Pigeon pea vs Black turtle bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pigeon pea and Black turtle bean?

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Copper, Vitamin B3, Magnesium and Zinc, yet Black turtle bean is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1 and Phosphorus.
  • Black turtle bean's daily need coverage for Iron is 43% more.
  • Pigeon pea has 3 times more Selenium than Black turtle bean. While Pigeon pea has 8.2µg of Selenium, Black turtle bean has only 3.2µg.

We used Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Beans, black turtle, mature seeds, raw types in this article.

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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 Magnesium +14.4%
Contains more Zinc +25.5%
Contains more Iron +66.3%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -47.1%
Equal in Potassium - 1500
Equal in Copper - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 327% 48% 133% 115% 334% 60% 189% 2%
Contains more Magnesium +14.4%
Contains more Zinc +25.5%
Contains more Iron +66.3%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -47.1%
Equal in Potassium - 1500
Equal in Copper - 1

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 B3 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.193
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.286
Equal in Folate - 444
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% 5% 0% 225% 45% 37% 54% 66% 0% 14% 334%
Contains more Vitamin A +64.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.193
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.286
Equal in Folate - 444

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
62
Pigeon pea
65
Black turtle bean
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
150
Black turtle 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 the food
Protein
130%
Pigeon pea
128%
Black turtle bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
63%
Black turtle bean
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
4%
Black turtle bean

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pigeon pea Black turtle bean
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Black turtle 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 contains less Sugars?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sugars (difference - 2.12g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.098g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pigeon pea Black turtle bean Opinion
Calories 343 339 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 21.25 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 0.9 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 63.25 Black turtle bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 8.7 Black turtle bean
Calcium 130 160 Black turtle bean
Potassium 1392 1500 Black turtle bean
Magnesium 183 160 Pigeon pea
Sugars 2.12 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 15.5 Black turtle bean
Copper 1.057 1 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 2.2 Pigeon pea
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Phosphorus 367 440 Black turtle bean
Sodium 17 9 Black turtle bean
Vitamin A 28 17 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.21 Black turtle bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.9 Black turtle bean
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.193 Black turtle bean
Vitamin B3 2.965 1.955 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.899 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.286 Black turtle bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.6 Black turtle bean
Folate 456 444 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.232 Black turtle bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.078 Black turtle bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.387 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.252 Black turtle bean
Threonine 0.767 0.894 Black turtle bean
Isoleucine 0.785 0.938 Black turtle bean
Leucine 1.549 1.697 Black turtle bean
Lysine 1.521 1.459 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.32 Black turtle bean
Phenylalanine 1.858 1.149 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 1.112 Black turtle bean
Histidine 0.774 0.592 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Black turtle bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175186/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.