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Pigeon pea vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pigeon pea and Maize different?

  • Pigeon pea is higher than Maize in Copper, Folate, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily need of Copper 111% more than Maize.
  • Pigeon pea contains 11 times more Manganese than Maize. Pigeon pea contains 1.791mg of Manganese, while Maize contains 0.163mg.

Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Corn, sweet, yellow, raw types were 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 +6400%
Contains more Iron +905.8%
Contains more Magnesium +394.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.4%
Contains more Potassium +415.6%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Copper +1857.4%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Contains more Calcium +6400%
Contains more Iron +905.8%
Contains more Magnesium +394.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.4%
Contains more Potassium +415.6%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Copper +1857.4%
Contains less Sodium -11.8%

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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Maize
Contains more Vitamin B1 +314.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +204.3%
Contains more Folate +985.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +567.9%
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 12% 2% 0% 23% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 32% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +314.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +204.3%
Contains more Folate +985.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +567.9%
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 Maize
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Maize Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 16.7g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 3.27g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 1.35g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 18.7g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 86kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g 5.7g Maize
Fructose g 1.94g Maize
Sugar g 6.26g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 2g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 2mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 0.52mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 37mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 89mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 270mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 15mg Maize
Zinc 2.76mg 0.46mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.054mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 187IU Maize
Vitamin E mg 0.07mg Maize
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6.8mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.155mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.055mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 1.77mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.717mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.093mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 42µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Maize
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.023mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.129mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.129mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.348mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.137mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.067mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.15mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.185mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.089mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.325g Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.432g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.487g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Maize
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
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
18
Maize

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
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
19%
Maize
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
6%
Maize

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
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 contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
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. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/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.