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Pigeon pea vs Semolina - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pigeon pea and Semolina?

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Manganese, and Phosphorus, yet Semolina is higher in Selenium.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Folate is 112% more.
  • Pigeon pea has 8 times more Fiber than Semolina. While Pigeon pea has 15g of Fiber, Semolina has only 1.8g.

We used Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Rice, white, long-grain, parboiled, unenriched, dry 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 Iron +606.8%
Contains more Calcium +83.1%
Contains more Potassium +700%
Contains more Magnesium +577.8%
Contains more Copper +272.2%
Contains more Zinc +170.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 22% 16% 20% 95% 28% 66% 1%
Contains more Iron +606.8%
Contains more Calcium +83.1%
Contains more Potassium +700%
Contains more Magnesium +577.8%
Contains more Copper +272.2%
Contains more Zinc +170.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +187.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +274%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.4%
Contains more Folate +5600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.7%
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% 0% 1% 0% 56% 12% 95% 41% 105% 0% 1% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +187.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +274%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.4%
Contains more Folate +5600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.7%

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
26
Semolina
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
34
Semolina

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
45%
Semolina
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
81%
Semolina
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
5%
Semolina

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 Semolina
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Semolina
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?
Semolina
Semolina contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Semolina
Semolina is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.33g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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 Semolina Opinion
Calories 343 374 Semolina
Protein 21.7 7.51 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 1.03 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 80.89 Semolina
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 0.74 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 71 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 174 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 27 Pigeon pea
Sugar 0.33 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 1.8 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.284 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 1.02 Pigeon pea
Starch 68.29 Semolina
Phosphorus 367 153 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 2 Semolina
Vitamin A 28 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.03 Semolina
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.224 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.05 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 5.048 Semolina
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.672 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.452 Semolina
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Semolina
Folate 456 8 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Semolina
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.294 Semolina
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.258 Semolina
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.322 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.103 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.271 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.339 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.656 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.215 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.183 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.398 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.47 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.185 Pigeon pea
Fructose 0.02 Semolina

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. Semolina - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169758/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.