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Pigeon pea vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pigeon pea and Teff

  • Pigeon pea has more Potassium, Fiber, Copper, Vitamin B1, and Selenium, while Teff has more Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Teff covers your daily need of Manganese 324% more than Pigeon pea.
  • Pigeon pea contains 3 times more Potassium than Teff. While Pigeon pea contains 1392mg of Potassium, Teff contains only 427mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Teff, 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 Potassium +226%
Contains more Copper +30.5%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +45.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 184
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Contains more Potassium +226%
Contains more Copper +30.5%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +45.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 184

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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Teff
Contains more Vitamin A +211.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.3%
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% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +211.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Teff Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 65.13g Teff
Protein 21.7g 13.3g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 2.38g Teff
Carbs 62.78g 73.13g Teff
Calories 343kcal 367kcal Teff
Starch g 36.56g Teff
Fructose g 0.47g Teff
Sugar g 1.84g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 8g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 180mg Teff
Iron 5.23mg 7.63mg Teff
Magnesium 183mg 184mg Teff
Phosphorus 367mg 429mg Teff
Potassium 1392mg 427mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 12mg Teff
Zinc 2.76mg 3.63mg Teff
Copper 1.057mg 0.81mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 9IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.08mg Teff
Vitamin D 0IU IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin D 0µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0mg mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.39mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.27mg Teff
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 3.363mg Teff
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.942mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.482mg Teff
Folate 456µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin K µg 1.9µg Teff
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.139mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.51mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.501mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 1.068mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.376mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.428mg Teff
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.698mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.686mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.301mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg mg Teff
Trans Fat 0g g Teff
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.449g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.589g Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 1.071g Teff

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Teff
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
33
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
133
Teff

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
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
73%
Teff
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
11%
Teff

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.119g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.