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

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 342% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 17% 0% 0% 79% 58% 81% 88% 68% 29% 0% 15%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Rye Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 60.76g Rye
Protein 21.7g 10.34g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 1.63g Rye
Carbs 62.78g 75.86g Rye
Calories 343kcal 338kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.11g Rye
Sugar g 0.98g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 15.1g Rye
Calcium 130mg 24mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 2.63mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 110mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 332mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 510mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 2mg Rye
Zinc 2.76mg 2.65mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.367mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 11IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.85mg Rye
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.316mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.251mg Rye
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 4.27mg Rye
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 1.456mg Rye
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.294mg Rye
Folate 456µg 38µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 5.9µg Rye
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.108mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.289mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.208mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.563mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.286mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.153mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.435mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.317mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.189mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.197g Rye
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.208g Rye
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.767g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Rye
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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.

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.