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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
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Contains more Iron +115.2%
Contains more Potassium +111.2%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Magnesium +105.5%
Contains more Copper +64.9%
Contains more Zinc +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 48% 59% 269% 581% 111% 311% 1%
Contains more Iron +115.2%
Contains more Potassium +111.2%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Magnesium +105.5%
Contains more Copper +64.9%
Contains more Zinc +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%

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 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 3% 0% 114% 0% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 0% 0% 17%
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 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 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

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Pigeon pea Brazil nut
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.