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Pigeon pea vs Rye - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pigeon pea and Rye

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium, while Rye has more Manganese, Selenium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily need of Folate 105% more than Rye.
  • Pigeon pea contains 5 times more Calcium than Rye. While Pigeon pea contains 130mg of Calcium, Rye contains only 24mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Rye grain.

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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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Rye
Contains more Iron +98.9%
Contains more Calcium +441.7%
Contains more Potassium +172.9%
Contains more Magnesium +66.4%
Contains more Copper +188%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Equal in Zinc - 2.65
Equal in Phosphorus - 332
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 99% 8% 45% 79% 123% 73% 143% 1%
Contains more Iron +98.9%
Contains more Calcium +441.7%
Contains more Potassium +172.9%
Contains more Magnesium +66.4%
Contains more Copper +188%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Equal in Zinc - 2.65
Equal in Phosphorus - 332

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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Rye
Contains more Vitamin A +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +103.5%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.294
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% 1% 17% 0% 79% 58% 81% 88% 68% 0% 15% 29%
Contains more Vitamin A +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +103.5%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.294

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
36
Rye
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
71
Rye

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
62%
Rye
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
76%
Rye
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
8%
Rye

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

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Pigeon pea Rye
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 contains less Sodium?
Rye
Rye contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rye
Rye is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.133g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rye
Rye is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.98g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Rye Opinion
Calories 343 338 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 10.34 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 1.63 Rye
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 75.86 Rye
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 2.63 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 24 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 510 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 110 Pigeon pea
Sugar 0.98 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 15.1 Rye
Copper 1.057 0.367 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 2.65 Pigeon pea
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Phosphorus 367 332 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 2 Rye
Vitamin A 28 11 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.85 Rye
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.316 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.251 Rye
Vitamin B3 2.965 4.27 Rye
Vitamin B5 1.266 1.456 Rye
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.294 Rye
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.9 Rye
Folate 456 38 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.197 Rye
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.208 Rye
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.767 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.108 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.289 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.208 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.563 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.286 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.153 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.435 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.317 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.189 Pigeon pea
Fructose 0.11 Rye

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. Rye - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168884/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.