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Pigeon pea vs Green bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pigeon pea and Green bean

  • The amount of Copper, Folate, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc in Pigeon pea is higher than in Green bean.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily need of Copper 110% more than Green bean.
  • Pigeon pea contains 14 times more Folate than Green bean. While Pigeon pea contains 456µg of Folate, Green bean contains only 33µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Beans, snap, green, 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 +407.8%
Contains more Magnesium +632%
Contains more Phosphorus +865.8%
Contains more Potassium +559.7%
Contains more Zinc +1050%
Contains more Copper +1431.9%
Contains less Sodium -64.7%
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% 39% 18% 17% 19% 1% 7% 24%
Contains more Calcium +251.4%
Contains more Iron +407.8%
Contains more Magnesium +632%
Contains more Phosphorus +865.8%
Contains more Potassium +559.7%
Contains more Zinc +1050%
Contains more Copper +1431.9%
Contains less Sodium -64.7%

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 +684.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +304%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +462.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100.7%
Contains more Folate +1281.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +2364.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 42% 9% 0% 41% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 25% 0% 108%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +684.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +304%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +462.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100.7%
Contains more Folate +1281.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +2364.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Green bean Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 4.27g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 1.83g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 0.22g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 6.97g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 31kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g 0.88g Green bean
Fructose g 1.39g Green bean
Sugar g 3.26g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 2.7g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 37mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 1.03mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 25mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 38mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 211mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 6mg Green bean
Zinc 2.76mg 0.24mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.069mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 690IU Green bean
Vitamin E mg 0.41mg Green bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 12.2mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.082mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.104mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 0.734mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.225mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.141mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 33µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 43µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.019mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.079mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.066mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.112mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.088mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.022mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.067mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.09mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.034mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.05g Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.01g Pigeon pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.113g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Green 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
27
Green bean
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
17
Green 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
11%
Green bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
7%
Green bean
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
1%
Green bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.26g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Green bean
Green bean contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.28g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green 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 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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.