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Pigeon pea vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pigeon pea and Cornmeal

  • Pigeon pea has more Copper, Manganese, Folate, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, and Zinc, while Cornmeal has more Vitamin B2.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily need of Copper 109% more than Cornmeal.
  • Pigeon pea contains 10 times more Manganese than Cornmeal. While Pigeon pea contains 1.791mg of Manganese, Cornmeal contains only 0.174mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Calcium +4233.3%
Contains more Potassium +880.3%
Contains more Magnesium +471.9%
Contains more Copper +1290.8%
Contains more Zinc +318.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.7%
Contains less Sodium -58.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Calcium +4233.3%
Contains more Potassium +880.3%
Contains more Magnesium +471.9%
Contains more Copper +1290.8%
Contains more Zinc +318.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.7%
Contains less Sodium -58.8%

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 B1 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +427.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.5%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +664.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 0% 0% 342%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 13% 3% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 0% 0% 157%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +427.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.5%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +664.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.6%

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
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
36
Cornmeal

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
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
8%
Cornmeal

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

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Pigeon pea Cornmeal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.61g)
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 contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.11g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Cornmeal Opinion
Calories 343 370 Cornmeal
Protein 21.7 7.11 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 1.75 Cornmeal
Vitamin C 0 0
Net carbs 47.779998779296875 75.55000305175781 Cornmeal
Carbs 62.78 79.45 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 4.36 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 3 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 142 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 32 Pigeon pea
Sugar 1.61 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 3.9 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.076 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 0.66 Pigeon pea
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 367 99 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 7 Cornmeal
Vitamin A 28 214 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.551 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.382 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 2.965 4.968 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.24 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.182 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Cornmeal
Folate 456 209 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.22 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.39 Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.828 Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.212 0.038 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.172 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.242 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 1.006 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.105 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.162 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.366 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.337 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.172 Pigeon pea
Fructose 0.17 Cornmeal

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. 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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.