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Pigeon pea vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pigeon pea and Seed?

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, and Potassium, yet Seed is higher in Selenium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, and Iron.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Folate is 102% more.
  • Pigeon pea has 3 times more Potassium than Seed. While Pigeon pea has 1392mg of Potassium, Seed has only 407mg.

We used Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Seeds, chia seeds, dried types 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
Contains more Potassium +242%
Contains more Copper +14.4%
Contains more Calcium +385.4%
Contains more Iron +47.6%
Contains more Magnesium +83.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
Contains more Zinc +65.9%
Equal in Sodium - 16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Contains more Potassium +242%
Contains more Copper +14.4%
Contains more Calcium +385.4%
Contains more Iron +47.6%
Contains more Magnesium +83.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
Contains more Zinc +65.9%
Equal in Sodium - 16

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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Seed
Contains more Folate +830.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.62
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
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 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
Contains more Folate +830.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.62
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Seed Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 7.72g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 16.54g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 30.74g Seed
Carbs 62.78g 42.12g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 486kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 15g 34.4g Seed
Calcium 130mg 631mg Seed
Iron 5.23mg 7.72mg Seed
Magnesium 183mg 335mg Seed
Phosphorus 367mg 860mg Seed
Potassium 1392mg 407mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 16mg Seed
Zinc 2.76mg 4.58mg Seed
Copper 1.057mg 0.924mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 54IU Seed
Vitamin E mg 0.5mg Seed
Vitamin D 0IU IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin D 0µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0mg 1.6mg Seed
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.62mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.17mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 8.83mg Seed
Vitamin B5 1.266mg mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 49µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.436mg Seed
Threonine 0.767mg 0.709mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.801mg Seed
Leucine 1.549mg 1.371mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.97mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.588mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 1.016mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.95mg Seed
Histidine 0.774mg 0.531mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.14g Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 0.33g 3.33g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 2.309g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 23.665g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Seed
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
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
195
Seed

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
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
42%
Seed
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
142%
Seed

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Seed
Seed contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.