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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
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Seed
Contains more Potassium +242%
Contains more Copper +14.4%
Contains more Iron +47.6%
Contains more Calcium +385.4%
Contains more Magnesium +83.1%
Contains more Zinc +65.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
Equal in Sodium - 16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Contains more Potassium +242%
Contains more Copper +14.4%
Contains more Iron +47.6%
Contains more Calcium +385.4%
Contains more Magnesium +83.1%
Contains more Zinc +65.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.62
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
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 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
Contains more Folate +830.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.62
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17

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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Pigeon pea Seed
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?
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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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