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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
Contains more Magnesium +14.4%
Contains more Zinc +25.5%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Iron +66.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -47.1%
Equal in Potassium - 1500
Equal in Copper - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 48% 327% 115% 189% 133% 2% 60% 334%
Contains more Magnesium +14.4%
Contains more Zinc +25.5%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Iron +66.3%
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 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% 5% 0% 0% 225% 45% 37% 54% 66% 334% 0% 14%
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

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 Black turtle bean
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Black turtle bean Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 47.75g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 21.25g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 0.9g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 63.25g Black turtle bean
Calories 343kcal 339kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.12g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 15.5g Black turtle bean
Calcium 130mg 160mg Black turtle bean
Iron 5.23mg 8.7mg Black turtle bean
Magnesium 183mg 160mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 440mg Black turtle bean
Potassium 1392mg 1500mg Black turtle bean
Sodium 17mg 9mg Black turtle bean
Zinc 2.76mg 2.2mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 1mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 17IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.21mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.9mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.193mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 1.955mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.899mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.286mg Black turtle bean
Folate 456µg 444µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 5.6µg Black turtle bean
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.252mg Black turtle bean
Threonine 0.767mg 0.894mg Black turtle bean
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.938mg Black turtle bean
Leucine 1.549mg 1.697mg Black turtle bean
Lysine 1.521mg 1.459mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.32mg Black turtle bean
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 1.149mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 1.112mg Black turtle bean
Histidine 0.774mg 0.592mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.232g Black turtle bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.078g Black turtle bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.387g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Black turtle 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
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 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

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (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 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.

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. 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.