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Pigeon pea vs Heart of palm - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pigeon pea and Heart of palm

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Vitamin B3, while Heart of palm has more Vitamin B6.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily need of Folate 108% more than Heart of palm.
  • Pigeon pea contains 18 times more Magnesium than Heart of palm. While Pigeon pea contains 183mg of Magnesium, Heart of palm contains only 10mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Hearts of palm, raw.

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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 +622.2%
Contains more Iron +209.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1730%
Contains more Phosphorus +162.1%
Contains more Copper +64.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains less Sodium -17.6%
Contains more Zinc +35.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 64% 8% 60% 160% 2% 102% 215%
Contains more Calcium +622.2%
Contains more Iron +209.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1730%
Contains more Phosphorus +162.1%
Contains more Copper +64.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains less Sodium -17.6%
Contains more Zinc +35.1%

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 +1186%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229.4%
Contains more Folate +1800%
Contains more Vitamin A +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.18
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 5% 10% 0% 27% 13% 42% 17% 0% 187% 18% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1186%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229.4%
Contains more Folate +1800%
Contains more Vitamin A +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.18

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 Heart of palm
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Heart of palm Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 24.11g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 2.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 0.2g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 25.61g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 115kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 17.16g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 1.5g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 18mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 1.69mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 10mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 140mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 1806mg Heart of palm
Sodium 17mg 14mg Heart of palm
Zinc 2.76mg 3.73mg Heart of palm
Copper 1.057mg 0.644mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 68IU Heart of palm
Vitamin E mg 0.5mg Heart of palm
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 8mg Heart of palm
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.05mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.18mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 0.9mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.81mg Heart of palm
Folate 456µg 24µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Heart of palm
Tryptophan 0.212mg mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.046g Heart of palm
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.005g Pigeon pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.089g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Heart of palm
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
26
Heart of palm
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
77
Heart of palm

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
16%
Heart of palm
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
26%
Heart of palm
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
1%
Heart of palm

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 17.16g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.284g)
Which food is cheaper?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm is cheaper (difference - $1)
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. Heart of palm - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167714/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.