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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
Contains more Calcium +251.4%
Contains more Iron +237.4%
Contains more Magnesium +454.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.5%
Contains more Potassium +319.3%
Contains less Sodium -32%
Contains more Zinc +176%
Contains more Copper +162.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Contains more Calcium +251.4%
Contains more Iron +237.4%
Contains more Magnesium +454.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +184.5%
Contains more Potassium +319.3%
Contains less Sodium -32%
Contains more Zinc +176%
Contains more Copper +162.9%

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 A +1089.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.1%
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 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
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 A +1089.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 10.13g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 7.92g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 0.73g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 17.63g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 88kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 9.21g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 7.5g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 37mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 1.55mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 33mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 129mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 332mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 25mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76mg 1mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.402mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 333IU Broad bean
Vitamin E mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 3.7mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.133mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 2.249mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.225mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.104mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 148µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 40.9µg Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.212mg mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.118g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.104g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.342g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Broad 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
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

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.

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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.