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Pigeon pea vs Spätzle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pigeon pea and Spätzle

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Magnesium, however Spätzle is richer in Selenium.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Folate is 112% higher.
  • Pigeon pea has 37 times more Potassium than Spätzle. While Pigeon pea has 1392mg of Potassium, Spätzle has only 38mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Noodles, egg, cooked, unenriched, with added salt.

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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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Contains more Iron +771.7%
Contains more Calcium +983.3%
Contains more Potassium +3563.2%
Contains more Magnesium +771.4%
Contains more Copper +978.6%
Contains more Zinc +324.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +382.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 22%
Contains more Iron +771.7%
Contains more Calcium +983.3%
Contains more Potassium +3563.2%
Contains more Magnesium +771.4%
Contains more Copper +978.6%
Contains more Zinc +324.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +382.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%

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 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2043.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +835%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +641.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +381.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +515.2%
Contains more Folate +6414.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 2% 4% 0% 8% 5% 8% 16% 11% 12% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2043.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +835%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +641.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +381.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +515.2%
Contains more Folate +6414.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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
6
Spätzle
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
19
Spätzle

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
27%
Spätzle
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
25%
Spätzle
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
10%
Spätzle

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

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Pigeon pea Spätzle
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 glycemic index?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Spätzle
Spätzle is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 148mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.089g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Spätzle Opinion
Calories 343 138 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 4.54 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 2.07 Spätzle
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 25.16 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 29 Pigeon pea
Vitamin D 0 Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23 0.6 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 12 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 38 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 21 Pigeon pea
Sugar 0.4 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 1.2 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.098 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 0.65 Pigeon pea
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Phosphorus 367 76 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 165 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28 21 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.17 Spätzle
Vitamin D 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.03 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.02 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 0.4 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.263 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.046 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0.09 Spätzle
Vitamin K 0 Spätzle
Folate 456 7 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0.029 Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.419 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.581 Spätzle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.552 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.043 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.138 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.19 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.365 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.137 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.086 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.24 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.22 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.121 Pigeon pea
Fructose 0 Spätzle

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. Spätzle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169762/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.