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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
Contains more Calcium +140.7%
Contains more Iron +52.9%
Contains more Magnesium +123.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.1%
Contains more Potassium +137.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +84%
Contains more Copper +309.7%
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% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Contains more Calcium +140.7%
Contains more Iron +52.9%
Contains more Magnesium +123.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.1%
Contains more Potassium +137.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +84%
Contains more Copper +309.7%

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 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 1% 0% 0% 6% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 70% 0% 0%
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 +∞%

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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 31.84g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 13.31g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 17.8g Falafel
Carbs 62.78g 31.84g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 333kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 15g g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 54mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 3.42mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 82mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 192mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 585mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 294mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76mg 1.5mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.258mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 13IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1.6mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.146mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.166mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 1.044mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.292mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.125mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 93µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.134mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.492mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.567mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.944mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.856mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.187mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.707mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.562mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.364mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 2.383g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 4.16g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Falafel
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
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

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. 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.