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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 Calcium +83.1%
Contains more Iron +606.8%
Contains more Magnesium +577.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.9%
Contains more Potassium +700%
Contains more Zinc +170.6%
Contains more Copper +272.2%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 28% 20% 66% 16% 1% 28% 95%
Contains more Calcium +83.1%
Contains more Iron +606.8%
Contains more Magnesium +577.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.9%
Contains more Potassium +700%
Contains more Zinc +170.6%
Contains more Copper +272.2%
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 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 0% 1% 0% 0% 56% 12% 95% 41% 105% 6% 0% 1%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Semolina Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 79.09g Semolina
Protein 21.7g 7.51g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 1.03g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 80.89g Semolina
Calories 343kcal 374kcal Semolina
Starch g 68.29g Semolina
Fructose g 0.02g Semolina
Sugar g 0.33g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 1.8g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 71mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 0.74mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 27mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 153mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 174mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 2mg Semolina
Zinc 2.76mg 1.02mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.284mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.03mg Semolina
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.224mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.05mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 5.048mg Semolina
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.672mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.452mg Semolina
Folate 456µg 8µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Semolina
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.103mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.271mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.339mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.656mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.215mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.183mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.398mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.47mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.185mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Semolina
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.294g Semolina
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.258g Semolina
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.322g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Semolina
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
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

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.

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.