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Pigeon pea vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pigeon pea and Falafel different?

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Selenium than Falafel.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Pigeon pea is 91% higher.
  • Pigeon pea contains 8 times more Selenium than Falafel. While Pigeon pea contains 8.2µg of Selenium, Falafel contains only 1µg.

Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Falafel, home-prepared are the varieties used in this article.

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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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Contains more Iron +52.9%
Contains more Calcium +140.7%
Contains more Potassium +137.9%
Contains more Magnesium +123.2%
Contains more Copper +309.7%
Contains more Zinc +84%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains more Iron +52.9%
Contains more Calcium +140.7%
Contains more Potassium +137.9%
Contains more Magnesium +123.2%
Contains more Copper +309.7%
Contains more Zinc +84%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%

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 A +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +340.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +333.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126.4%
Contains more Folate +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 6% 1% 0% 0% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 0% 0% 70%
Contains more Vitamin A +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +340.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +333.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126.4%
Contains more Folate +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
63
Falafel

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
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
32%
Falafel
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
82%
Falafel

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

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Pigeon pea Falafel
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 contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 277mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.053g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Falafel Opinion
Calories 343 333 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 13.31 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 62.78 31.84 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 3.42 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 54 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 585 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 82 Pigeon pea
Sugar
Fiber 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.258 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 1.5 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 192 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 294 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28 13 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.146 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.166 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 1.044 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.292 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.125 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 456 93 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.33 2.383 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.212 0.134 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.492 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.567 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.944 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.856 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.187 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.707 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.562 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.364 Pigeon pea
Fructose

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. Falafel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172455/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.