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Pigeon pea vs Paprika - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pigeon pea and Paprika different?

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Copper, and Vitamin B1, however Paprika is richer in Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Paprika is 274% higher.
  • Pigeon pea contains 9 times more Folate than Paprika. While Pigeon pea contains 456µg of Folate, Paprika contains only 49µg.

Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Spices, paprika are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Copper +48.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +304.2%
Contains more Calcium +76.2%
Contains more Potassium +63.8%
Contains more Zinc +56.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 178
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Contains more Copper +48.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +304.2%
Contains more Calcium +76.2%
Contains more Potassium +63.8%
Contains more Zinc +56.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 178

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 B1 +94.8%
Contains more Folate +830.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +175807.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +557.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +239.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +656.5%
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 3% 2956% 583% 0% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 0% 201% 37%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +94.8%
Contains more Folate +830.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +175807.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +557.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +239.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +656.5%

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
415
Paprika
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
211
Paprika

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
85%
Paprika
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
54%
Paprika
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
59%
Paprika

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

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Pigeon pea Paprika
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 Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.81g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Paprika Opinion
Calories 343 282 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 14.14 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 12.89 Paprika
Vitamin C 0 0.9 Paprika
Carbs 62.78 53.99 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 21.14 Paprika
Calcium 130 229 Paprika
Potassium 1392 2280 Paprika
Magnesium 183 178 Pigeon pea
Sugar 10.34 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 34.9 Paprika
Copper 1.057 0.713 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 4.33 Paprika
Starch
Phosphorus 367 314 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 68 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28 49254 Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.33 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 1.23 Paprika
Vitamin B3 2.965 10.06 Paprika
Vitamin B5 1.266 2.51 Paprika
Vitamin B6 0.283 2.141 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 Paprika
Folate 456 49 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.33 2.14 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 1.695 Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 7.766 Paprika
Tryptophan 0.212 0.07 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.49 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.57 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.92 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.69 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.2 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.61 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.75 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.25 Pigeon pea
Fructose 6.71 Paprika

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. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.