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Pigeon pea vs Navy bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pigeon pea and Navy bean?

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, and Zinc, yet Navy bean is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Folate is 81% more.
  • Pigeon pea has 5 times more Potassium than Navy bean. While Pigeon pea has 1392mg of Potassium, Navy bean has only 307mg.

We used Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Beans, navy, mature seeds, sprouted, 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 Calcium +766.7%
Contains more Iron +171%
Contains more Magnesium +81.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +267%
Contains more Potassium +353.4%
Contains more Zinc +210.1%
Contains more Copper +196.9%
Contains less Sodium -23.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 73% 73% 43% 28% 2% 25% 119%
Contains more Calcium +766.7%
Contains more Iron +171%
Contains more Magnesium +81.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +267%
Contains more Potassium +353.4%
Contains more Zinc +210.1%
Contains more Copper +196.9%
Contains less Sodium -23.5%

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 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.2%
Contains more Folate +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
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% 63% 98% 50% 23% 50% 45% 99% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.2%
Contains more Folate +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Navy bean Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 13.05g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 6.15g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 0.7g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 13.05g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 67kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 15g g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 15mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 1.93mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 101mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 100mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 307mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 13mg Navy bean
Zinc 2.76mg 0.89mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.356mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 4IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 18.8mg Navy bean
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.39mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.215mg Navy bean
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 1.22mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.825mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.191mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 132µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.064mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.258mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.273mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.442mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.35mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.064mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.31mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.316mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.172mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.085g Navy bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.052g Navy bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.407g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Navy 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
35
Navy bean
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
45
Navy 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
37%
Navy bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
13%
Navy bean
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
3%
Navy bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Navy bean
Navy bean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.245g)
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)

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. Navy bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169139/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.