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Pigeon pea vs Soybean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pigeon pea and Soybean different?

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Fiber, and Folate, however Soybean is richer in Iron, Copper, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium, Zinc, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Soybean is 131% higher.
  • Pigeon pea contains 2 times more Fiber than Soybean. While Pigeon pea contains 15g of Fiber, Soybean contains only 9.3g.

Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Soybeans, mature seeds, raw are the varieties used 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 +113.1%
Contains more Iron +200.2%
Contains more Magnesium +53%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.8%
Contains more Potassium +29.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Zinc +77.2%
Contains more Copper +56.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 84% 589% 200% 302% 159% 1% 134% 553%
Contains more Calcium +113.1%
Contains more Iron +200.2%
Contains more Magnesium +53%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.8%
Contains more Potassium +29.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Zinc +77.2%
Contains more Copper +56.9%

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 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.6%
Contains more Folate +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +365.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.2%
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 2% 17% 0% 20% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 282% 0% 118%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.6%
Contains more Folate +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +365.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Soybean Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 20.86g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 36.49g Soybean
Fats 1.49g 19.94g Soybean
Carbs 62.78g 30.16g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 446kcal Soybean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 7.33g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 9.3g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 277mg Soybean
Iron 5.23mg 15.7mg Soybean
Magnesium 183mg 280mg Soybean
Phosphorus 367mg 704mg Soybean
Potassium 1392mg 1797mg Soybean
Sodium 17mg 2mg Soybean
Zinc 2.76mg 4.89mg Soybean
Copper 1.057mg 1.658mg Soybean
Vitamin A 28IU 22IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.85mg Soybean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6mg Soybean
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.874mg Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.87mg Soybean
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 1.623mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.793mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.377mg Soybean
Folate 456µg 375µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 47µg Soybean
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.591mg Soybean
Threonine 0.767mg 1.766mg Soybean
Isoleucine 0.785mg 1.971mg Soybean
Leucine 1.549mg 3.309mg Soybean
Lysine 1.521mg 2.706mg Soybean
Methionine 0.243mg 0.547mg Soybean
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 2.122mg Soybean
Valine 0.937mg 2.029mg Soybean
Histidine 0.774mg 1.097mg Soybean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 2.884g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 4.404g Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 11.255g Soybean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Soybean
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
85
Soybean
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
252
Soybean

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
219%
Soybean
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
30%
Soybean
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
92%
Soybean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.554g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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. Soybean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/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.