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Pigeon pea vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pigeon pea and Broad bean

  • Broad bean contains less Folate, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Fiber, and Vitamin B5 than Pigeon pea.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Pigeon pea is 77% higher.
  • Broad bean has 6 times less Vitamin B5 than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea has 1.266mg of Vitamin B5, while Broad bean has 0.225mg.

Food types used in this article are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Beans, fava, in pod, 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 Iron +237.4%
Contains more Calcium +251.4%
Contains more Potassium +319.3%
Contains more Magnesium +454.5%
Contains more Copper +162.9%
Contains more Zinc +176%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.5%
Contains less Sodium -32%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Contains more Iron +237.4%
Contains more Calcium +251.4%
Contains more Potassium +319.3%
Contains more Magnesium +454.5%
Contains more Copper +162.9%
Contains more Zinc +176%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.5%
Contains less Sodium -32%

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 B1 +383.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +462.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +172.1%
Contains more Folate +208.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1089.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.1%
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 13% 20% 24% 0% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 0% 103% 111%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +383.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +462.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +172.1%
Contains more Folate +208.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1089.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.1%

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
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
43
Broad 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
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
18%
Broad bean
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
3%
Broad 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 Broad bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Pigeon pea Broad 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 - 9.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.212g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Broad bean Opinion
Calories 343 88 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 7.92 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 0.73 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 3.7 Broad bean
Carbs 62.78 17.63 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 1.55 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 37 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 332 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 33 Pigeon pea
Sugar 9.21 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 7.5 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.402 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 1 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 129 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 25 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28 333 Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.133 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.29 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.965 2.249 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.225 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.104 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 Broad bean
Folate 456 148 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.118 Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.104 Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.342 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

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