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Pigeon pea vs Dried fruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pigeon pea and Dried fruit

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Fiber, and Zinc, while Dried fruit has more Vitamin A.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily need of Folate 112% more than Dried fruit.
  • Pigeon pea contains 43 times more Vitamin B1 than Dried fruit. While Pigeon pea contains 0.643mg of Vitamin B1, Dried fruit contains only 0.015mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Apricots, dried, sulfured, uncooked.

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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 +96.6%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Potassium +19.8%
Contains more Magnesium +471.9%
Contains more Copper +208.2%
Contains more Zinc +607.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +416.9%
Contains less Sodium -41.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 100% 17% 103% 23% 115% 11% 31% 2%
Contains more Iron +96.6%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Potassium +19.8%
Contains more Magnesium +471.9%
Contains more Copper +208.2%
Contains more Zinc +607.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +416.9%
Contains less Sodium -41.2%

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 +4186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.9%
Contains more Folate +4460%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +12771.4%
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 4% 217% 87% 0% 4% 18% 49% 31% 33% 0% 8% 8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.9%
Contains more Folate +4460%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +12771.4%

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
38
Dried fruit
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
50
Dried fruit

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
20%
Dried fruit
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
63%
Dried fruit
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
2%
Dried fruit

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 Dried fruit
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 Dried fruit
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 - 53.44g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.313g)
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 Dried fruit Opinion
Calories 343 241 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 3.39 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 0.51 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 1 Dried fruit
Carbs 62.78 62.64 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 2.66 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 55 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 1162 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 32 Pigeon pea
Sugar 53.44 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 7.3 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.343 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 0.39 Pigeon pea
Starch 0.35 Dried fruit
Phosphorus 367 71 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 10 Dried fruit
Vitamin A 28 3604 Dried fruit
Vitamin E 4.33 Dried fruit
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.015 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.074 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 2.589 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.516 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.143 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.1 Dried fruit
Folate 456 10 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Dried fruit
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.017 Dried fruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.074 Dried fruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.074 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.016 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.073 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.063 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.105 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.083 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.015 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.062 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.078 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.047 Pigeon pea
Fructose 12.47 Dried fruit

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. Dried fruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173941/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.