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Pigeon pea vs Black gram - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pigeon pea and Black gram

  • Black gram has less Copper, Folate, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily Copper needs 102% more than Black gram.
  • Black gram contains 6 times less Potassium than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea contains 1392mg of Potassium, while Black gram contains 231mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Mungo beans, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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 +145.3%
Contains more Iron +198.9%
Contains more Magnesium +190.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +502.6%
Contains more Zinc +232.5%
Contains more Copper +660.4%
Contains less Sodium -58.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 66% 45% 67% 21% 1% 23% 47%
Contains more Calcium +145.3%
Contains more Iron +198.9%
Contains more Magnesium +190.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +502.6%
Contains more Zinc +232.5%
Contains more Copper +660.4%
Contains less Sodium -58.8%

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 +328.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +149.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +192.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +387.9%
Contains more Folate +385.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.7%
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 2% 3% 0% 4% 38% 18% 29% 26% 14% 71% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +328.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +149.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +192.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +387.9%
Contains more Folate +385.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.7%
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 Black gram
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Black gram Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 11.94g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 7.54g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 0.55g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 18.34g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 105kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.01g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 6.4g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 53mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 1.75mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 63mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 156mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 231mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 7mg Black gram
Zinc 2.76mg 0.83mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.139mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 31IU Black gram
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Black gram
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Black gram
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.15mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.075mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 1.5mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.433mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.058mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 94µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.7µg Black gram
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.078mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.262mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.385mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.625mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.5mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.11mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.44mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.423mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.211mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.038g Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.029g Black gram
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.359g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Black gram
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
17
Black gram
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
35
Black gram

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
45%
Black gram
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
18%
Black gram
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
3%
Black gram

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black gram
Black gram contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.292g)
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. Black gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172427/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.