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Pigeon pea vs. Chickpea raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pigeon pea and Chickpea raw different?

  • Chickpea raw is higher than Pigeon pea in Manganese, Folate, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Fiber, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Chickpea raw covers your daily need of Manganese 905% more than Pigeon pea.

Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +32.6%
Contains more Iron +288.3%
Contains more Magnesium +71.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.8%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains more Zinc +206.7%
Contains more Copper +143.9%
Contains more Manganese +4152.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 42% 33% 51% 34% 1% 25% 90% 66% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219% 2780% 0%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +32.6%
Contains more Iron +288.3%
Contains more Magnesium +71.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.8%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains more Zinc +206.7%
Contains more Copper +143.9%
Contains more Manganese +4152.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +2133.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +397.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +970%
Contains more Folate +401.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 0% 37% 14% 15% 20% 12% 84% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 17% 0% 14% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 418% 0% 55% 23%
Contains more Vitamin A +2133.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +397.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +970%
Contains more Folate +401.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +792.6%
Contains more Protein +202.8%
Contains more Fats +1489.5%
Contains more Carbs +170.8%
Contains more Other +169.8%
7% 23% 69%
Protein: 6.76 g
Fats: 0.38 g
Carbs: 23.25 g
Water: 68.55 g
Other: 1.06 g
20% 6% 63% 8% 3%
Protein: 20.47 g
Fats: 6.04 g
Carbs: 62.95 g
Water: 7.68 g
Other: 2.86 g
Contains more Water +792.6%
Contains more Protein +202.8%
Contains more Fats +1489.5%
Contains more Carbs +170.8%
Contains more Other +169.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +45800%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1232.2%
29% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.083 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.205 g
13% 29% 58%
Saturated Fat: 0.603 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.377 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.731 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +45800%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1232.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pigeon pea Chickpea raw
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Chickpea raw Opinion
Net carbs 16.55g 50.75g Chickpea raw
Protein 6.76g 20.47g Chickpea raw
Fats 0.38g 6.04g Chickpea raw
Carbs 23.25g 62.95g Chickpea raw
Calories 121kcal 378kcal Chickpea raw
Sugar 10.7g Pigeon pea
Fiber 6.7g 12.2g Chickpea raw
Calcium 43mg 57mg Chickpea raw
Iron 1.11mg 4.31mg Chickpea raw
Magnesium 46mg 79mg Chickpea raw
Phosphorus 119mg 252mg Chickpea raw
Potassium 384mg 718mg Chickpea raw
Sodium 5mg 24mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 0.9mg 2.76mg Chickpea raw
Copper 0.269mg 0.656mg Chickpea raw
Manganese 0.501mg 21.306mg Chickpea raw
Selenium 2.9µg 0µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 3IU 67IU Chickpea raw
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 3µg Chickpea raw
Vitamin E 0.82mg Chickpea raw
Vitamin C 0mg 4mg Chickpea raw
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.477mg Chickpea raw
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 0.212mg Chickpea raw
Vitamin B3 0.781mg 1.541mg Chickpea raw
Vitamin B5 0.319mg 1.588mg Chickpea raw
Vitamin B6 0.05mg 0.535mg Chickpea raw
Folate 111µg 557µg Chickpea raw
Choline 99.3mg Chickpea raw
Vitamin K 9µg Chickpea raw
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.2mg Chickpea raw
Threonine 0.239mg 0.766mg Chickpea raw
Isoleucine 0.245mg 0.882mg Chickpea raw
Leucine 0.483mg 1.465mg Chickpea raw
Lysine 0.474mg 1.377mg Chickpea raw
Methionine 0.076mg 0.27mg Chickpea raw
Phenylalanine 0.579mg 1.103mg Chickpea raw
Valine 0.292mg 0.865mg Chickpea raw
Histidine 0.241mg 0.566mg Chickpea raw
Saturated Fat 0.083g 0.603g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.003g 1.377g Chickpea raw
Polyunsaturated fat 0.205g 2.731g Chickpea raw

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Chickpea raw
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Pigeon pea
73%
Chickpea raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Pigeon pea
348%
Chickpea raw

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.52g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea raw
Chickpea raw is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea raw
Chickpea raw is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pigeon pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172437/nutrients
  2. Chickpea raw - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.