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Pigeon pea vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pigeon pea and Flax

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, and Potassium, however Flax is richer in Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Selenium, Manganese, and Copper.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Folate is 92% higher.
  • Pigeon pea has 2 times more Potassium than Flax. While Pigeon pea has 1392mg of Potassium, Flax has only 813mg.
  • Pigeon pea has less Saturated Fat.

The food types used in this comparison are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Seeds, flaxseed.

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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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Flax
Contains more Potassium +71.2%
Contains less Sodium -43.3%
Contains more Calcium +96.2%
Contains more Magnesium +114.2%
Contains more Copper +15.4%
Contains more Zinc +57.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.9%
Equal in Iron - 5.73
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 215% 77% 72% 280% 407% 119% 276% 4%
Contains more Potassium +71.2%
Contains less Sodium -43.3%
Contains more Calcium +96.2%
Contains more Magnesium +114.2%
Contains more Copper +15.4%
Contains more Zinc +57.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.9%
Equal in Iron - 5.73

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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Flax
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.5%
Contains more Folate +424.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.08
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 2% 0% 7% 0% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 0% 11% 66%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.5%
Contains more Folate +424.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.08

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
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
181
Flax

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
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
29%
Flax
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
195%
Flax

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

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Pigeon pea Flax
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 is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.333g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax 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 Flax Opinion
Calories 343 534 Flax
Protein 21.7 18.29 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 42.16 Flax
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Flax
Carbs 62.78 28.88 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 5.73 Flax
Calcium 130 255 Flax
Potassium 1392 813 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 392 Flax
Sugar 1.55 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 27.3 Flax
Copper 1.057 1.22 Flax
Zinc 2.76 4.34 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 367 642 Flax
Sodium 17 30 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.31 Flax
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 1.644 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.161 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 3.08 Flax
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.985 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.473 Flax
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 Flax
Folate 456 87 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Flax
Saturated Fat 0.33 3.663 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 7.527 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 28.73 Flax
Tryptophan 0.212 0.297 Flax
Threonine 0.767 0.766 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.896 Flax
Leucine 1.549 1.235 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.862 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.37 Flax
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.957 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 1.072 Flax
Histidine 0.774 0.472 Pigeon pea
Fructose 0 Flax

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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.