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Pigeon pea vs Lupin Bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pigeon pea and Lupin Bean?

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Potassium, Iron, and Vitamin B5, yet Lupin Bean is higher in Manganese, Zinc, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Lupin Bean's daily need coverage for Manganese is 26% more.
  • Pigeon pea has 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Lupin Bean. While Pigeon pea has 1.266mg of Vitamin B5, Lupin Bean has only 0.75mg.

We used Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Lupins, mature seeds, raw types 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 +20%
Contains more Potassium +37.4%
Contains more Calcium +35.4%
Contains more Zinc +72.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 198
Equal in Copper - 1.022
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 53% 90% 142% 341% 130% 189% 2%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Potassium +37.4%
Contains more Calcium +35.4%
Contains more Zinc +72.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 198
Equal in Copper - 1.022

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 B3 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.8%
Contains more Folate +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.64
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 16% 0% 0% 0% 160% 51% 42% 45% 83% 0% 0% 267%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.8%
Contains more Folate +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.64

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
55
Lupin Bean
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
138
Lupin 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
217%
Lupin Bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
40%
Lupin Bean
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
45%
Lupin Bean

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Lupin Bean
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 Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.826g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lupin Bean
Lupin Bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lupin Bean
Lupin Bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Lupin Bean Opinion
Calories 343 371 Lupin Bean
Protein 21.7 36.17 Lupin Bean
Fats 1.49 9.74 Lupin Bean
Vitamin C 0 4.8 Lupin Bean
Carbs 62.78 40.37 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 4.36 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 176 Lupin Bean
Potassium 1392 1013 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 198 Lupin Bean
Sugar
Fiber 15 18.9 Lupin Bean
Copper 1.057 1.022 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 4.75 Lupin Bean
Starch
Phosphorus 367 440 Lupin Bean
Sodium 17 15 Lupin Bean
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.64 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.22 Lupin Bean
Vitamin B3 2.965 2.19 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.75 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.357 Lupin Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 456 355 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.33 1.156 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 3.94 Lupin Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 2.439 Lupin Bean
Tryptophan 0.212 0.289 Lupin Bean
Threonine 0.767 1.331 Lupin Bean
Isoleucine 0.785 1.615 Lupin Bean
Leucine 1.549 2.743 Lupin Bean
Lysine 1.521 1.933 Lupin Bean
Methionine 0.243 0.255 Lupin Bean
Phenylalanine 1.858 1.435 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 1.51 Lupin Bean
Histidine 0.774 1.03 Lupin Bean
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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. Lupin Bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172423/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.