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Pigeon pea vs Oat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pigeon pea and Oat different?

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Copper, Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3, however Oat is richer in Manganese, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Oat is 136% higher.
  • Pigeon pea contains 8 times more Folate than Oat. While Pigeon pea contains 456µg of Folate, Oat contains only 56µg.

Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Oats 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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3
Oat
Contains more Iron +10.8%
Contains more Calcium +140.7%
Contains more Potassium +224.5%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Equal in Iron - 4.72
Equal in Magnesium - 177
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 177% 17% 38% 127% 209% 109% 225% 1%
Contains more Iron +10.8%
Contains more Calcium +140.7%
Contains more Potassium +224.5%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Equal in Iron - 4.72
Equal in Magnesium - 177

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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Oat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +208.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +137.8%
Contains more Folate +714.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.349
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 191% 33% 19% 81% 28% 0% 0% 43%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +208.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +137.8%
Contains more Folate +714.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.349

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
33
Oat
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
112
Oat

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
101%
Oat
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
66%
Oat
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
32%
Oat

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

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Pigeon pea Oat
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 - 0.887g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oat
Oat contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Oat
Oat is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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 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 Oat Opinion
Calories 343 389 Oat
Protein 21.7 16.89 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 6.9 Oat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 66.27 Oat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 4.72 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 54 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 429 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 177 Pigeon pea
Sugar
Fiber 15 10.6 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.626 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 3.97 Oat
Starch
Phosphorus 367 523 Oat
Sodium 17 2 Oat
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.763 Oat
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.139 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 0.961 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 1.349 Oat
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.119 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 456 56 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Oat
Saturated Fat 0.33 1.217 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 2.178 Oat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 2.535 Oat
Tryptophan 0.212 0.234 Oat
Threonine 0.767 0.575 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.694 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 1.284 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.701 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.312 Oat
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.895 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.937
Histidine 0.774 0.405 Pigeon pea
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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. Oat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169705/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.