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Pigeon pea vs Cashew - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pigeon pea and Cashew different?

  • Pigeon pea is richer in Folate, Fiber, Potassium, and Vitamin B1, while Cashew is higher in Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, Magnesium, and Selenium.
  • Cashew covers your daily need of Copper 126% more than Pigeon pea.
  • Pigeon pea contains 18 times more Folate than Cashew. Pigeon pea contains 456µg of Folate, while Cashew contains 25µg.
  • Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat.

Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Nuts, cashew nuts, raw types were used 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 +251.4%
Contains more Potassium +110.9%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +59.6%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 251% 12% 59% 209% 732% 158% 255% 2%
Contains more Calcium +251.4%
Contains more Potassium +110.9%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +59.6%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%

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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Cashew
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.5%
Contains more Folate +1724%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.3%
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 2% 0% 19% 0% 106% 14% 20% 52% 97% 0% 86% 19%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.5%
Contains more Folate +1724%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.3%

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
34
Cashew
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
209
Cashew

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
109%
Cashew
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
30%
Cashew
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
202%
Cashew

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

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Pigeon pea Cashew
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 is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.91g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.453g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cashew
Cashew contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Cashew Opinion
Calories 343 553 Cashew
Protein 21.7 18.22 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 43.85 Cashew
Vitamin C 0 0.5 Cashew
Carbs 62.78 30.19 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 6.68 Cashew
Calcium 130 37 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 660 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 292 Cashew
Sugar 5.91 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 3.3 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 2.195 Cashew
Zinc 2.76 5.78 Cashew
Starch 23.49 Cashew
Phosphorus 367 593 Cashew
Sodium 17 12 Cashew
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.9 Cashew
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.423 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.058 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 1.062 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.864 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.417 Cashew
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 34.1 Cashew
Folate 456 25 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Cashew
Saturated Fat 0.33 7.783 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 23.797 Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 7.845 Cashew
Tryptophan 0.212 0.287 Cashew
Threonine 0.767 0.688 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.789 Cashew
Leucine 1.549 1.472 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.928 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.362 Cashew
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.951 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 1.094 Cashew
Histidine 0.774 0.456 Pigeon pea
Fructose 0.05 Cashew

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. Cashew - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170162/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.