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Pigeon pea vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pigeon pea and Cumin

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Copper, and Fiber, however Cumin is higher in Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Cumin covers your daily Iron needs 764% more than Pigeon pea.
  • Cumin contains 46 times less Folate than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea contains 456µg of Folate, while Cumin contains 10µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Spices, cumin seed.

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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 -89.9%
Contains more Copper +21.9%
Contains more Calcium +616.2%
Contains more Iron +1168.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +36%
Contains more Potassium +28.4%
Contains more Zinc +73.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Contains less Sodium -89.9%
Contains more Copper +21.9%
Contains more Calcium +616.2%
Contains more Iron +1168.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +36%
Contains more Potassium +28.4%
Contains more Zinc +73.9%

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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Cumin
Contains more Folate +4460%
Contains more Vitamin A +4435.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.628
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 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14%
Contains more Folate +4460%
Contains more Vitamin A +4435.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.628

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Cumin Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 33.74g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 17.81g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 22.27g Cumin
Carbs 62.78g 44.24g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 375kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.25g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 10.5g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 931mg Cumin
Iron 5.23mg 66.36mg Cumin
Magnesium 183mg 366mg Cumin
Phosphorus 367mg 499mg Cumin
Potassium 1392mg 1788mg Cumin
Sodium 17mg 168mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76mg 4.8mg Cumin
Copper 1.057mg 0.867mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 1270IU Cumin
Vitamin E mg 3.33mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 7.7mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.628mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.327mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 4.579mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 1.266mg mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.435mg Cumin
Folate 456µg 10µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 5.4µg Cumin
Tryptophan 0.212mg mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cumin
Saturated Fat 0.33g 1.535g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 14.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 3.279g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Cumin
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
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
480
Cumin

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
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
44%
Cumin
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
103%
Cumin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 151mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.205g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.