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Pigeon pea vs Cranberry bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pigeon pea and Cranberry bean

  • Pigeon pea has more Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium, however Cranberry bean is richer in Fiber, Folate, Vitamin B1, Selenium, and Zinc.
  • Cranberry bean covers your daily Fiber needs 39% more than Pigeon pea.
  • Cranberry bean has 2 times less Vitamin B3 than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea has 2.965mg of Vitamin B3, while Cranberry bean has 1.455mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Beans, cranberry (roman), 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 Magnesium +17.3%
Contains more Copper +33.1%
Contains less Sodium -64.7%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Equal in Calcium - 127
Equal in Iron - 5
Equal in Phosphorus - 372
Equal in Potassium - 1332
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 188% 112% 160% 118% 1% 99% 265%
Contains more Magnesium +17.3%
Contains more Copper +33.1%
Contains less Sodium -64.7%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Equal in Calcium - 127
Equal in Iron - 5
Equal in Phosphorus - 372
Equal in Potassium - 1332

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 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.9%
Contains more Folate +32.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.309
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 1% 0% 0% 0% 187% 50% 28% 45% 72% 453% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.9%
Contains more Folate +32.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.309

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Cranberry bean Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 35.35g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 23.03g Cranberry bean
Fats 1.49g 1.23g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 60.05g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 335kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 15g 24.7g Cranberry bean
Calcium 130mg 127mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 5mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 156mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 372mg Cranberry bean
Potassium 1392mg 1332mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 6mg Cranberry bean
Zinc 2.76mg 3.63mg Cranberry bean
Copper 1.057mg 0.794mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 2IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.747mg Cranberry bean
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.213mg Cranberry bean
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 1.455mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.748mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.309mg Cranberry bean
Folate 456µg 604µg Cranberry bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.273mg Cranberry bean
Threonine 0.767mg 0.969mg Cranberry bean
Isoleucine 0.785mg 1.017mg Cranberry bean
Leucine 1.549mg 1.838mg Cranberry bean
Lysine 1.521mg 1.58mg Cranberry bean
Methionine 0.243mg 0.346mg Cranberry bean
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 1.245mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 1.205mg Cranberry bean
Histidine 0.774mg 0.641mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.316g Cranberry bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.106g Cranberry bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.527g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Cranberry 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
69
Cranberry bean
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
122
Cranberry 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
138%
Cranberry bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
60%
Cranberry bean
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
6%
Cranberry bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Cranberry bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175189/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.