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Pigeon pea vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pigeon pea and Lima bean

  • The amount of Folate, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Potassium, and Vitamin B5 in Pigeon pea is higher than in Lima bean.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily need of Folate 93% more than Lima bean.
  • Pigeon pea contains 4 times more Copper than Lima bean. While Pigeon pea contains 1.057mg of Copper, Lima bean contains only 0.235mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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 +664.7%
Contains more Iron +118.8%
Contains more Magnesium +325.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +230.6%
Contains more Potassium +174%
Contains more Zinc +190.5%
Contains more Copper +349.8%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +664.7%
Contains more Iron +118.8%
Contains more Magnesium +325.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +230.6%
Contains more Potassium +174%
Contains more Zinc +190.5%
Contains more Copper +349.8%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +299.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +604.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75.8%
Contains more Folate +449.4%
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 0% 4% 0% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 63% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +299.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +604.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75.8%
Contains more Folate +449.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 13.88g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 7.8g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 0.38g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 20.88g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 115kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.9g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 7g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 17mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 2.39mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 43mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 111mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 508mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 2.76mg 0.95mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.235mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.161mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.055mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 0.421mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.422mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.161mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 83µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.092mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.337mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.411mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.673mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.523mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.099mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.449mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.469mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.238mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.034g Lima bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.171g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Lima bean
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
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
40
Lima bean

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
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
21%
Lima bean
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.241g)
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. Lima bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174253/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.