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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 Phosphorus +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
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% 251% 209% 255% 59% 2% 158% 732%
Contains more Calcium +251.4%
Contains more Potassium +110.9%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +59.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%
Contains more Copper +107.7%

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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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 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 0% 19% 0% 2% 106% 14% 20% 52% 97% 19% 0% 86%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Cashew Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 26.89g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 18.22g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 43.85g Cashew
Carbs 62.78g 30.19g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 553kcal Cashew
Starch g 23.49g Cashew
Fructose g 0.05g Cashew
Sugar g 5.91g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 3.3g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 37mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 6.68mg Cashew
Magnesium 183mg 292mg Cashew
Phosphorus 367mg 593mg Cashew
Potassium 1392mg 660mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 12mg Cashew
Zinc 2.76mg 5.78mg Cashew
Copper 1.057mg 2.195mg Cashew
Vitamin A 28IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.9mg Cashew
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.5mg Cashew
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.423mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.058mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 1.062mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.864mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.417mg Cashew
Folate 456µg 25µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 34.1µg Cashew
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.287mg Cashew
Threonine 0.767mg 0.688mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.789mg Cashew
Leucine 1.549mg 1.472mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.928mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.362mg Cashew
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.951mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 1.094mg Cashew
Histidine 0.774mg 0.456mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cashew
Saturated Fat 0.33g 7.783g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 23.797g Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 7.845g Cashew

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Cashew
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
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

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.

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.