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Pigeon pea vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pigeon pea and Couscous

  • Pigeon pea has more Copper, Folate, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, and Potassium, however Couscous is richer in Selenium.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily Copper needs 113% more than Couscous.
  • Couscous has 30 times less Folate than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea has 456µg of Folate, while Couscous has 15µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Couscous, cooked.

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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 +1276.3%
Contains more Calcium +1525%
Contains more Potassium +2300%
Contains more Magnesium +2187.5%
Contains more Copper +2478%
Contains more Zinc +961.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +1568.2%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 3% 6% 6% 14% 8% 10% 1%
Contains more Iron +1276.3%
Contains more Calcium +1525%
Contains more Potassium +2300%
Contains more Magnesium +2187.5%
Contains more Copper +2478%
Contains more Zinc +961.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +1568.2%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%

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 +920.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +592.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +241.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +454.9%
Contains more Folate +2940%
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% 0% 3% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 0% 1% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +920.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +592.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +241.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +454.9%
Contains more Folate +2940%

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
7
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
7
Couscous

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
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
23%
Couscous
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
1%
Couscous

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

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Pigeon pea Couscous
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 - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.301g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Couscous Opinion
Calories 343 112 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 3.79 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 0.16 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 23.22 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 0.38 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 8 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 58 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 8 Pigeon pea
Sugar 0.1 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 1.4 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.041 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 0.26 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 22 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 5 Couscous
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.13 Couscous
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.063 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.027 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 0.983 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.371 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.051 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Couscous
Folate 456 15 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.029 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.022 Couscous
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.064 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.049 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.1 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.147 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.259 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.073 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.059 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.184 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.162 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.077 Pigeon pea
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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. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/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.