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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 RAE.
  • 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 Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Iron +96.6%
Contains more Magnesium +471.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +416.9%
Contains more Potassium +19.8%
Contains more Zinc +607.7%
Contains more Copper +208.2%
Contains less Sodium -41.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 100% 23% 31% 103% 2% 11% 115%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Iron +96.6%
Contains more Magnesium +471.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +416.9%
Contains more Potassium +19.8%
Contains more Zinc +607.7%
Contains more Copper +208.2%
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 A +12771.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 217% 87% 0% 4% 4% 18% 49% 31% 33% 8% 0% 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 A +12771.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Dried fruit Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 55.34g Dried fruit
Protein 21.7g 3.39g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 0.51g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 62.64g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 241kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g 0.35g Dried fruit
Fructose g 12.47g Dried fruit
Sugar g 53.44g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 7.3g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 55mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 2.66mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 32mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 71mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 1162mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 10mg Dried fruit
Zinc 2.76mg 0.39mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.343mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 3604IU Dried fruit
Vitamin E mg 4.33mg Dried fruit
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Dried fruit
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.015mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.074mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 2.589mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.516mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.143mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 10µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 3.1µg Dried fruit
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.016mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.073mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.063mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.105mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.083mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.015mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.062mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.078mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.047mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Dried fruit
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.017g Dried fruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.074g Dried fruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.074g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Dried fruit
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
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

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.

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.