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Pigeon pea vs Soybean meal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pigeon pea and Soybean meal

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, however Soybean meal is richer in Iron, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Vitamin B5.
  • Soybean meal covers your daily Iron needs 106% more than Pigeon pea.
  • Soybean meal has 2 times less Folate than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea has 456µg of Folate, while Soybean meal has 303µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Soy meal, defatted, raw.

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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 +87.7%
Contains more Iron +162%
Contains more Magnesium +67.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +91%
Contains more Potassium +78.9%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Copper +89.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Contains more Calcium +87.7%
Contains more Iron +162%
Contains more Magnesium +67.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +91%
Contains more Potassium +78.9%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Copper +89.2%

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 B3 +14.6%
Contains more Folate +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.691
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 3% 0% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 228% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.6%
Contains more Folate +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.691

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Soybean meal Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 35.89g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 49.2g Soybean meal
Fats 1.49g 2.39g Soybean meal
Carbs 62.78g 35.89g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 337kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 15g g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 244mg Soybean meal
Iron 5.23mg 13.7mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 183mg 306mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 367mg 701mg Soybean meal
Potassium 1392mg 2490mg Soybean meal
Sodium 17mg 3mg Soybean meal
Zinc 2.76mg 5.06mg Soybean meal
Copper 1.057mg 2mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 28IU 40IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.691mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.251mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 2.587mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 1.976mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.569mg Soybean meal
Folate 456µg 303µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.653mg Soybean meal
Threonine 0.767mg 1.952mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 0.785mg 2.18mg Soybean meal
Leucine 1.549mg 3.66mg Soybean meal
Lysine 1.521mg 2.991mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.243mg 0.606mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 2.346mg Soybean meal
Valine 0.937mg 2.243mg Soybean meal
Histidine 0.774mg 1.212mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.268g Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.409g Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 1.045g Soybean meal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Soybean meal
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
63
Soybean meal
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
266
Soybean meal

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
295%
Soybean meal
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
36%
Soybean meal
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
11%
Soybean meal

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 46)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/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.