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Pigeon pea vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pigeon pea and Cereal different?

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Copper, Fiber, and Manganese, however Cereal is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Cereal is 470% higher.
  • Pigeon pea contains 11 times more Fiber than Cereal. While Pigeon pea contains 15g of Fiber, Cereal contains only 1.4g.

Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) are the varieties 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 +1200%
Contains more Magnesium +863.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +376.6%
Contains more Potassium +1225.7%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Copper +671.5%
Contains more Iron +551.2%
Contains more Zinc +175.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Magnesium +863.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +376.6%
Contains more Potassium +1225.7%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Copper +671.5%
Contains more Iron +551.2%
Contains more Zinc +175.4%

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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Cereal
Contains more Vitamin B5 +460.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +9871.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +877.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1969.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +899%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2015.2%
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 168% 2% 0% 129% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +460.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +9871.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +877.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1969.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +899%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2015.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Cereal Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 85.45g Cereal
Protein 21.7g 6.06g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 1.08g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 86.85g Cereal
Calories 343kcal 378kcal Cereal
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.26g Cereal
Sugar g 10.35g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 1.4g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 10mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 34.06mg Cereal
Magnesium 183mg 19mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 77mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 105mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 795mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76mg 7.6mg Cereal
Copper 1.057mg 0.137mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 2792IU Cereal
Vitamin E mg 0.08mg Cereal
Vitamin D 0IU IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin D 0µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0mg 38.5mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 6.288mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 3.87mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 29.62mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.226mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 5.986mg Cereal
Folate 456µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin K µg 0µg Cereal
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.066mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.241mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.26mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.113mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.13mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.365mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.344mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.162mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg mg Cereal
Trans Fat 0g g Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.26g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.204g Cereal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.354g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Cereal
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
393
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
212
Cereal

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
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
87%
Cereal
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
5%
Cereal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 778mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.07g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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

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.