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Pigeon pea vs Nattō - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pigeon pea and Nattō

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Copper, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Potassium, and Magnesium, however Nattō has more Iron, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Pigeon pea is 112% higher.
  • Nattō has 6 times less Vitamin B5 than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea has 1.266mg of Vitamin B5, while Nattō has 0.215mg.

Food types used in this article are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Natto.

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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 Magnesium +59.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.9%
Contains more Potassium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains more Calcium +66.9%
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains less Sodium -58.8%
Equal in Zinc - 3.03
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 66% 323% 83% 75% 65% 1% 83% 223%
Contains more Magnesium +59.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.9%
Contains more Potassium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains more Calcium +66.9%
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains less Sodium -58.8%
Equal in Zinc - 3.03

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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Nattō
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +301.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +488.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.7%
Contains more Folate +5600%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.19
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% 1% 0% 44% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 6% 0% 58%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +301.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +488.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.7%
Contains more Folate +5600%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.19

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Nattō Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 7.28g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 19.4g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 11g Nattō
Carbs 62.78g 12.68g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 211kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 4.89g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 5.4g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 217mg Nattō
Iron 5.23mg 8.6mg Nattō
Magnesium 183mg 115mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 174mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 729mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 7mg Nattō
Zinc 2.76mg 3.03mg Nattō
Copper 1.057mg 0.667mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.01mg Nattō
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 13mg Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.16mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.19mg Nattō
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 0mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.215mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.13mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 8µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 23.1µg Nattō
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.223mg Nattō
Threonine 0.767mg 0.813mg Nattō
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.931mg Nattō
Leucine 1.549mg 1.509mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 1.145mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.208mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.941mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 1.018mg Nattō
Histidine 0.774mg 0.512mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 1.591g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 2.43g Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 6.21g Nattō

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Nattō
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
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
114
Nattō

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
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
13%
Nattō
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
51%
Nattō

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.261g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.