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Pigeon pea vs Bread - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pigeon pea and Bread?

  • Pigeon pea is richer in Copper, Folate, Fiber, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Manganese, yet Bread is richer in Selenium and Vitamin B3.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Copper is 95% higher.
  • Pigeon pea has 6 times more Potassium than Bread. Pigeon pea has 1392mg of Potassium, while Bread has 223mg.
  • Pigeon pea contains less Sodium.

We used Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Bread, wheat, toasted types in this comparison.

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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
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Bread
Contains more Iron +27.9%
Contains more Potassium +524.2%
Contains more Magnesium +210.2%
Contains more Copper +433.8%
Contains more Zinc +87.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.2%
Contains more Calcium +26.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 154% 50% 20% 43% 66% 41% 81% 79%
Contains more Iron +27.9%
Contains more Potassium +524.2%
Contains more Magnesium +210.2%
Contains more Copper +433.8%
Contains more Zinc +87.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.2%
Contains more Calcium +26.9%

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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Bread
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +177.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85%
Contains more Folate +430.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.8%
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 1% 0% 5% 0% 110% 89% 118% 28% 36% 0% 15% 65%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +177.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85%
Contains more Folate +430.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.8%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
62
Pigeon pea
38
Bread
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
66
Bread

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 the food
Protein
130%
Pigeon pea
78%
Bread
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
56%
Bread
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
20%
Bread

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pigeon pea Bread
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Bread
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 Sugars?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sugars (difference - 6.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 584mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.659g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Bread
Bread is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pigeon pea Bread Opinion
Calories 343 313 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 12.96 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 4.27 Bread
Vitamin C 0 0.2 Bread
Carbs 62.78 55.77 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 4.09 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 165 Bread
Potassium 1392 223 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 59 Pigeon pea
Sugars 6.42 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 4.7 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.198 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 1.47 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 188 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 601 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.24 Bread
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.439 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.382 Bread
Vitamin B3 2.965 6.25 Bread
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.456 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.153 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.7 Bread
Folate 456 86 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Bread
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.989 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 1.019 Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 1.72 Bread
Tryptophan 0.212 0.092 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.299 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.258 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.461 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.215 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.105 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.315 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.31 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.15 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Bread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172687/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.