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Pigeon pea vs Brazil nut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pigeon pea and Brazil nut different?

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Iron, Fiber, Manganese, and Vitamin B5, however Brazil nut is richer in Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Brazil nut is 3471% higher.
  • Pigeon pea contains 21 times more Folate than Brazil nut. While Pigeon pea contains 456µg of Folate, Brazil nut contains only 22µg.
  • Pigeon pea has less Saturated Fat.

Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched are the varieties 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 Iron +115.2%
Contains more Potassium +111.2%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Magnesium +105.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.1%
Contains more Copper +64.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 48% 92% 269% 311% 59% 1% 111% 581%
Contains more Iron +115.2%
Contains more Potassium +111.2%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Magnesium +105.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.1%
Contains more Copper +64.9%

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 B2 +434.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +905.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +588%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +180.2%
Contains more Folate +1972.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617
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% 114% 0% 3% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 17% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +434.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +905.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +588%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +180.2%
Contains more Folate +1972.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Brazil nut Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 4.24g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 14.32g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 67.1g Brazil nut
Carbs 62.78g 11.74g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 659kcal Brazil nut
Starch g 0.25g Brazil nut
Fructose g 0g Brazil nut
Sugar g 2.33g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 7.5g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 160mg Brazil nut
Iron 5.23mg 2.43mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 376mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 367mg 725mg Brazil nut
Potassium 1392mg 659mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 3mg Brazil nut
Zinc 2.76mg 4.06mg Brazil nut
Copper 1.057mg 1.743mg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 28IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 5.65mg Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.617mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.035mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 0.295mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.184mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.101mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 22µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.135mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.365mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.518mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 1.19mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.49mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 1.124mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.639mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.76mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.409mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Brazil nut
Saturated Fat 0.33g 16.134g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 23.879g Brazil nut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 24.399g Brazil nut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Brazil nut
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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
28
Brazil nut
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
184
Brazil nut

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
86%
Brazil nut
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
12%
Brazil nut
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
310%
Brazil nut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.804g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
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.

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. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/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.