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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, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Iron.
  • Cayenne pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin A 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
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Contains more Magnesium +20.4%
Contains more Copper +183.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains less Sodium -43.3%
Contains more Iron +49.1%
Contains more Calcium +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +44.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Magnesium +20.4%
Contains more Copper +183.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains less Sodium -43.3%
Contains more Iron +49.1%
Contains more Calcium +13.8%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +148507.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +391.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +765.7%
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 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96%
Contains more Folate +330.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +148507.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +391.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +765.7%

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 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

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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 - 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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