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Pigeon pea vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pigeon pea and Cayenne pepper

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Copper, and Vitamin B1, however Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Iron.
  • Cayenne pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 231% more.
  • Pigeon pea contains 4 times more Folate than Cayenne pepper. Pigeon pea contains 456µg of Folate, while Cayenne pepper contains 106µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Spices, pepper, red or cayenne.

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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 Magnesium +20.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains less Sodium -43.3%
Contains more Zinc +11.3%
Contains more Copper +183.4%
Contains more Calcium +13.8%
Contains more Iron +49.1%
Contains more Potassium +44.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Contains more Magnesium +20.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains less Sodium -43.3%
Contains more Zinc +11.3%
Contains more Copper +183.4%
Contains more Calcium +13.8%
Contains more Iron +49.1%
Contains more Potassium +44.7%

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 +96%
Contains more Folate +330.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +148507.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +391.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +765.7%
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 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 201%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96%
Contains more Folate +330.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +148507.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +391.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +765.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 29.43g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 12.01g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 17.27g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 62.78g 56.63g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 318kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 10.34g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 27.2g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 130mg 148mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 5.23mg 7.8mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 183mg 152mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 293mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 17mg 30mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76mg 2.48mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.373mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 76.4mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.328mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 1.266mg mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 456µg 106µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 80.3µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.212mg mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 0.33g 3.26g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 2.75g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 8.37g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Cayenne pepper
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
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
118
Cayenne pepper

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
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
80%
Cayenne pepper

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 - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.93g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper 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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.