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Pigeon pea vs Glutinous rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pigeon pea and Glutinous rice?

  • Glutinous rice has less Folate, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc than Pigeon pea.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Folate is 114% higher.
  • Pigeon pea has 139 times more Potassium than Glutinous rice. Pigeon pea has 1392mg of Potassium, while Glutinous rice has 10mg.

We used Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Rice, white, glutinous, unenriched, cooked types in this comparison.

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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 +3635.7%
Contains more Calcium +6400%
Contains more Potassium +13820%
Contains more Magnesium +3560%
Contains more Copper +2057.1%
Contains more Zinc +573.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +4487.5%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 1% 1% 4% 17% 12% 4% 1%
Contains more Iron +3635.7%
Contains more Calcium +6400%
Contains more Potassium +13820%
Contains more Magnesium +3560%
Contains more Copper +2057.1%
Contains more Zinc +573.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +4487.5%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3115%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +922.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +488.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +988.5%
Contains more Folate +45500%
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 0% 0% 1% 0% 5% 3% 6% 13% 6% 0% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3115%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +922.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +488.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +988.5%
Contains more Folate +45500%

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
3
Glutinous rice
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
5
Glutinous rice

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
12%
Glutinous rice
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
21%
Glutinous rice
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
1%
Glutinous rice

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

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Pigeon pea Glutinous rice
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 - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 76)
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 Sodium?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.291g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Glutinous rice Opinion
Calories 343 97 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 2.02 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 0.19 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 21.09 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 0.14 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 2 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 10 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 5 Pigeon pea
Sugar 0.05 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 1 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.049 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 0.41 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 8 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 5 Glutinous rice
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.04 Glutinous rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.02 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.013 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 0.29 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.215 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.026 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Glutinous rice
Folate 456 1 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Glutinous rice
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.039 Glutinous rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.07 Glutinous rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.069 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.023 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.072 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.087 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.167 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.073 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.047 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.108 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.123 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.047 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. Glutinous rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169711/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.