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Pigeon pea vs. Cornmeal — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pigeon pea and Cornmeal

  • Pigeon pea has more Copper, Manganese, and Fiber, however, Cornmeal has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Folate, Selenium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Cornmeal is 41% higher.
  • Cornmeal has 4 times less Copper than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea has 0.269mg of Copper, while Cornmeal has 0.076mg.

Food types used in this article are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow.

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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 more Calcium +1333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.2%
Contains more Potassium +170.4%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +253.9%
Contains more Manganese +187.9%
Contains more Iron +292.8%
Contains more Selenium +262.1%
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 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26% 23% 58%
Contains more Calcium +1333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.2%
Contains more Potassium +170.4%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +253.9%
Contains more Manganese +187.9%
Contains more Iron +292.8%
Contains more Selenium +262.1%

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 B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +7033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +547.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +536.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +264%
Contains more Folate +88.3%
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 13% 3% 0% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 157% 0% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +7033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +547.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +536.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +264%
Contains more Folate +88.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +513.1%
Contains more Other +107.8%
Contains more Fats +360.5%
Contains more Carbs +241.7%
Equal in Protein - 7.11
7% 23% 69%
Protein: 6.76 g
Fats: 0.38 g
Carbs: 23.25 g
Water: 68.55 g
Other: 1.06 g
7% 2% 79% 11%
Protein: 7.11 g
Fats: 1.75 g
Carbs: 79.45 g
Water: 11.18 g
Other: 0.51 g
Contains more Water +513.1%
Contains more Other +107.8%
Contains more Fats +360.5%
Contains more Carbs +241.7%
Equal in Protein - 7.11

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +12900%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +303.9%
29% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.083 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.205 g
15% 27% 58%
Saturated Fat: 0.22 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.39 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.828 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +12900%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +303.9%

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 Cornmeal
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Cornmeal Opinion
Net carbs 16.55g 75.55g Cornmeal
Protein 6.76g 7.11g Cornmeal
Fats 0.38g 1.75g Cornmeal
Carbs 23.25g 79.45g Cornmeal
Calories 121kcal 370kcal Cornmeal
Starch 73.3g Cornmeal
Fructose 0.17g Cornmeal
Sugar 1.61g Pigeon pea
Fiber 6.7g 3.9g Pigeon pea
Calcium 43mg 3mg Pigeon pea
Iron 1.11mg 4.36mg Cornmeal
Magnesium 46mg 32mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 119mg 99mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 384mg 142mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 5mg 7mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 0.9mg 0.66mg Pigeon pea
Copper 0.269mg 0.076mg Pigeon pea
Manganese 0.501mg 0.174mg Pigeon pea
Selenium 2.9µg 10.5µg Cornmeal
Vitamin A 3IU 214IU Cornmeal
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 11µg Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.551mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 0.382mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 0.781mg 4.968mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.319mg 0.24mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.05mg 0.182mg Cornmeal
Folate 111µg 209µg Cornmeal
Choline 8.6mg Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.038mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.239mg 0.172mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.245mg 0.242mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 0.483mg 1.006mg Cornmeal
Lysine 0.474mg 0.105mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.076mg 0.162mg Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.579mg 0.366mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.292mg 0.337mg Cornmeal
Histidine 0.241mg 0.172mg Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 0.083g 0.22g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.003g 0.39g Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.205g 0.828g Cornmeal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
42%
Cornmeal
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Pigeon pea
37%
Cornmeal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.137g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 46)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cornmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168867/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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