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Pigeon pea vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pigeon pea and Spaghetti

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Magnesium, however Spaghetti is richer in Selenium.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Folate is 112% more.
  • Pigeon pea contains 32 times more Vitamin B1 than Spaghetti. Pigeon pea contains 0.643mg of Vitamin B1, while Spaghetti contains 0.02mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without 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 +1757.1%
Contains more Iron +946%
Contains more Magnesium +916.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +532.8%
Contains more Potassium +3063.6%
Contains more Zinc +441.2%
Contains more Copper +957%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +1757.1%
Contains more Iron +946%
Contains more Magnesium +916.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +532.8%
Contains more Potassium +3063.6%
Contains more Zinc +441.2%
Contains more Copper +957%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%

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 +3115%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +835%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +641.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1030.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +477.6%
Contains more Folate +6414.3%
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% 2% 0% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3115%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +835%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +641.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1030.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +477.6%
Contains more Folate +6414.3%

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 Spaghetti
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 29.06g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 5.8g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 0.93g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 30.86g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 158kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar g 0.56g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 1.8g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 7mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 0.5mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 18mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 58mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 44mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 2.76mg 0.51mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.1mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.06mg Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.02mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.02mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 0.4mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.112mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.049mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 7µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Spaghetti
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.083mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.206mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.228mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.44mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.133mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.065mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.297mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.262mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.132mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.131g Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.326g Pigeon pea

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Pigeon pea Spaghetti
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
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
14
Spaghetti

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
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.154g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.56g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Spaghetti - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168928/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.