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Pigeon pea vs Spelt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pigeon pea and Spelt

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Magnesium, Calcium, and Iron, however Spelt is richer in Manganese, and Vitamin B3.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Folate is 103% higher.
  • Pigeon pea has 5 times more Calcium than Spelt. While Pigeon pea has 130mg of Calcium, Spelt has only 27mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Spelt, uncooked.

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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 +381.5%
Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains more Magnesium +34.6%
Contains more Potassium +258.8%
Contains more Copper +106.8%
Contains less Sodium -52.9%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 401
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 167% 98% 172% 35% 2% 90% 171%
Contains more Calcium +381.5%
Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains more Magnesium +34.6%
Contains more Potassium +258.8%
Contains more Copper +106.8%
Contains less Sodium -52.9%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 401

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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Spelt
Contains more Vitamin A +180%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23%
Contains more Folate +913.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +130.8%
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 1% 16% 0% 0% 91% 27% 129% 65% 54% 34% 0% 10%
Contains more Vitamin A +180%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23%
Contains more Folate +913.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +130.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Spelt Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 59.49g Spelt
Protein 21.7g 14.57g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 2.43g Spelt
Carbs 62.78g 70.19g Spelt
Calories 343kcal 338kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g 53.92g Spelt
Fructose g 0.24g Spelt
Sugar g 6.82g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 10.7g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 27mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 4.44mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 136mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 401mg Spelt
Potassium 1392mg 388mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 8mg Spelt
Zinc 2.76mg 3.28mg Spelt
Copper 1.057mg 0.511mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 10IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.79mg Spelt
Vitamin D 0IU IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin D 0µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.364mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.113mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 6.843mg Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 1.068mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.23mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 45µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 3.6µg Spelt
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.132mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.443mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.552mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 1.07mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.409mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.258mg Spelt
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.737mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.681mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.36mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.406g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.445g Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 1.258g Spelt

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Pigeon pea Spelt
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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
35
Spelt
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
92
Spelt

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
87%
Spelt
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
70%
Spelt
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
11%
Spelt

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spelt
Spelt contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.82g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.076g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
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. Spelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169745/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.