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Pigeon pea vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pigeon pea and Refried beans

  • Refried beans contain less Folate, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin B5 than Pigeon pea.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Pigeon pea is 111% higher.
  • Refried beans have 8 times less Vitamin B1 than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea has 0.643mg of Vitamin B1, while Refried beans have 0.076mg.

Food types used in this article are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity).

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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 +263.2%
Contains more Calcium +348.3%
Contains more Potassium +336.4%
Contains more Magnesium +422.9%
Contains more Copper +719.4%
Contains more Zinc +375.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +298.9%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 54% 9% 29% 25% 43% 16% 40% 49%
Contains more Iron +263.2%
Contains more Calcium +348.3%
Contains more Potassium +336.4%
Contains more Magnesium +422.9%
Contains more Copper +719.4%
Contains more Zinc +375.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +298.9%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%

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 B1 +746.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +707.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +569.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +174.8%
Contains more Folate +4045.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 20% 0% 2% 0% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 0% 6% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +746.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +707.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +569.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +174.8%
Contains more Folate +4045.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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
10
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
33
Refried beans

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
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
14%
Refried beans
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
9%
Refried beans

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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 353mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.301g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Refried beans Opinion
Calories 343 90 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 4.98 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 2.01 Refried beans
Vitamin C 0 6 Refried beans
Carbs 62.78 13.55 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 1.44 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 29 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 319 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 35 Pigeon pea
Sugar 0.54 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 3.7 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.129 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 0.58 Pigeon pea
Starch 7.43 Refried beans
Phosphorus 367 92 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 370 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.09 Refried beans
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.076 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.079 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 0.367 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.189 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.103 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.1 Refried beans
Folate 456 11 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0.016 Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.631 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.601 Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.543 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.065 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.231 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.242 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.438 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.377 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.083 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.297 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.287 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 153 Refried beans
Fructose 0 Refried beans

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. Refried beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172438/nutrients

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

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