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Pigeon pea vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pigeon pea and Pasta

  • Pasta has less Copper, Folate, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, and Zinc.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily Copper needs 107% more than Pasta.
  • Pasta contains 58 times less Potassium than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea contains 1392mg of Potassium, while Pasta contains 24mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, plain, cooked.

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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 +358.8%
Contains more Calcium +2066.7%
Contains more Potassium +5700%
Contains more Magnesium +916.7%
Contains more Copper +1036.6%
Contains more Zinc +392.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +482.5%
Contains less Sodium -64.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 2% 3% 13% 31% 16% 27% 1%
Contains more Iron +358.8%
Contains more Calcium +2066.7%
Contains more Potassium +5700%
Contains more Magnesium +916.7%
Contains more Copper +1036.6%
Contains more Zinc +392.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +482.5%
Contains less Sodium -64.7%

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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Pasta
Contains more Vitamin A +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +591.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +732.4%
Contains more Folate +612.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 2% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 18% 0% 48%
Contains more Vitamin A +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +591.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +732.4%
Contains more Folate +612.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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
16
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
17
Pasta

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
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
25%
Pasta
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
5%
Pasta

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

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Pigeon pea Pasta
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 Cholesterol?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.18g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Pasta Opinion
Calories 343 131 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 5.15 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 1.05 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 24.93 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 33 Pigeon pea
Vitamin D 0 Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23 1.14 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 6 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 24 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 18 Pigeon pea
Sugar
Fiber 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.093 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 0.56 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 63 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 28 20 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.209 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.15 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 0.992 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.183 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.034 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K
Folate 456 64 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.124 Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.429 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.065 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.134 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.197 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.348 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.097 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.079 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.247 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.217 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.103 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. Pasta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169728/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

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