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Pigeon pea vs Cocoa solids - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pigeon pea and Cocoa solids?

  • Pigeon pea is richer in Folate, and Vitamin B1, yet Cocoa solids are richer in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Cocoa solids' daily need coverage for Copper is 303% higher.
  • Pigeon pea has 14 times more Folate than Cocoa solids. Pigeon pea has 456µg of Folate, while Cocoa solids have 32µg.
  • Pigeon pea contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened 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
Contains less Sodium -19%
Contains more Iron +165%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Zinc +146.7%
Contains more Copper +258.4%
Equal in Calcium - 128
Equal in Potassium - 1524
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 520% 357% 315% 135% 3% 186% 1263%
Contains less Sodium -19%
Contains more Iron +165%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Zinc +146.7%
Contains more Copper +258.4%
Equal in Calcium - 128
Equal in Potassium - 1524

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +724.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +398.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.8%
Contains more Folate +1325%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.9%
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% 2% 0% 0% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 24% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +724.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +398.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.8%
Contains more Folate +1325%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Cocoa solids Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 20.9g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 19.6g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 13.7g Cocoa solids
Carbs 62.78g 57.9g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 228kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.75g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 37g Cocoa solids
Calcium 130mg 128mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 13.86mg Cocoa solids
Magnesium 183mg 499mg Cocoa solids
Phosphorus 367mg 734mg Cocoa solids
Potassium 1392mg 1524mg Cocoa solids
Sodium 17mg 21mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76mg 6.81mg Cocoa solids
Copper 1.057mg 3.788mg Cocoa solids
Vitamin A 28IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.1mg Cocoa solids
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.078mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.241mg Cocoa solids
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 2.185mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.254mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.118mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 32µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.5µg Cocoa solids
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.293mg Cocoa solids
Threonine 0.767mg 0.776mg Cocoa solids
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.76mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 1.189mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.983mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.202mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.941mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 1.177mg Cocoa solids
Histidine 0.774mg 0.339mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cocoa solids
Saturated Fat 0.33g 8.07g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 4.57g Cocoa solids
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.44g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Cocoa solids
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
16
Cocoa solids
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
352
Cocoa solids

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
118%
Cocoa solids
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
58%
Cocoa solids
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
63%
Cocoa solids

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.75g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.74g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Cocoa solids - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169593/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.