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Pigeon pea vs Black gram - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pigeon pea and Black gram

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Copper, and Vitamin B5, however Black gram has more Iron, Magnesium, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Pigeon pea is 60% higher.
  • Black gram has 2 times less Vitamin B1 than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea has 0.643mg of Vitamin B1, while Black gram has 0.273mg.

Food types used in this article are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Mungo beans, mature seeds, 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 Potassium +41.6%
Contains less Sodium -55.3%
Contains more Iron +44.7%
Contains more Magnesium +45.9%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Equal in Calcium - 138
Equal in Copper - 0.981
Equal in Phosphorus - 379
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 284% 42% 87% 191% 327% 92% 163% 5%
Contains more Potassium +41.6%
Contains less Sodium -55.3%
Contains more Iron +44.7%
Contains more Magnesium +45.9%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Equal in Calcium - 138
Equal in Copper - 0.981
Equal in Phosphorus - 379

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 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.7%
Contains more Folate +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.281
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 0% 2% 0% 0% 69% 59% 28% 55% 65% 0% 0% 162%
Contains more Vitamin A +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.7%
Contains more Folate +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.281

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
36
Black gram
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
149
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
151%
Black gram
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
59%
Black gram
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
8%
Black gram

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

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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 contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
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 vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.216g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black gram
Black gram is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Black gram Opinion
Calories 343 341 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 25.21 Black gram
Fats 1.49 1.64 Black gram
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 58.99 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 7.57 Black gram
Calcium 130 138 Black gram
Potassium 1392 983 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 267 Black gram
Sugar
Fiber 15 18.3 Black gram
Copper 1.057 0.981 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 3.35 Black gram
Starch
Phosphorus 367 379 Black gram
Sodium 17 38 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28 23 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.273 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.254 Black gram
Vitamin B3 2.965 1.447 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.906 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.281 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 456 216 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.114 Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.085 Black gram
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 1.071 Black gram
Tryptophan 0.212 0.263 Black gram
Threonine 0.767 0.875 Black gram
Isoleucine 0.785 1.287 Black gram
Leucine 1.549 2.089 Black gram
Lysine 1.521 1.674 Black gram
Methionine 0.243 0.367 Black gram
Phenylalanine 1.858 1.473 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 1.416 Black gram
Histidine 0.774 0.706 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. Black gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174259/nutrients

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

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