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

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 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% 4% 0% 0% 8% 5% 8% 16% 11% 6% 12% 0%
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 +∞%

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 Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Spätzle Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 23.96g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 4.54g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 2.07g Spätzle
Carbs 62.78g 25.16g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 138kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Spätzle
Sugar g 0.4g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 1.2g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 12mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 0.6mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 21mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 76mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 38mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 165mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76mg 0.65mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.098mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 21IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.17mg Spätzle
Vitamin D 0IU IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin D 0µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.03mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.02mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 0.4mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.263mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.046mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 7µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.09µg Spätzle
Vitamin K µg 0µg Spätzle
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.043mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.138mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.19mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.365mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.137mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.086mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.24mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.22mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.121mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 29mg Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0g 0.029g Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.419g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.581g Spätzle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.552g Pigeon pea

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Pigeon pea Spätzle
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
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

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 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 Cholesterol?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
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

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.