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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 RAE, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE 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
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Copper +48.2%
Contains more Calcium +76.2%
Contains more Iron +304.2%
Contains more Potassium +63.8%
Contains more Zinc +56.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 178
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 69% 793% 128% 135% 202% 9% 119% 238%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Copper +48.2%
Contains more Calcium +76.2%
Contains more Iron +304.2%
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 A +175807.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 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 2956% 583% 0% 3% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 37% 0% 201%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +94.8%
Contains more Folate +830.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +175807.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +557.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +239.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +656.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Paprika Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 19.09g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 14.14g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 12.89g Paprika
Carbs 62.78g 53.99g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 282kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g 6.71g Paprika
Sugar g 10.34g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 34.9g Paprika
Calcium 130mg 229mg Paprika
Iron 5.23mg 21.14mg Paprika
Magnesium 183mg 178mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 314mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 2280mg Paprika
Sodium 17mg 68mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76mg 4.33mg Paprika
Copper 1.057mg 0.713mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 49254IU Paprika
Vitamin E mg 29.1mg Paprika
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.9mg Paprika
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.33mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 1.23mg Paprika
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 10.06mg Paprika
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 2.51mg Paprika
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 2.141mg Paprika
Folate 456µg 49µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 80.3µg Paprika
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.07mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.49mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.57mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.92mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.69mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.2mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.61mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.75mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.25mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 2.14g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 1.695g Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 7.766g Paprika

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Paprika
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
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

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.

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.