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

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +4435.7%
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 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 26% 77% 67% 0% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 0% 14% 8%
Contains more Folate +4460%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +4435.7%
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 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 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

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Pigeon pea Cumin
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 - 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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