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Pigeon pea vs Tempeh - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pigeon pea and Tempeh

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Copper, Vitamin B1, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin B5, and Zinc, however Tempeh is higher in Selenium.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily Folate needs 108% more than Tempeh.
  • Tempeh contains 8 times less Vitamin B1 than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea contains 0.643mg of Vitamin B1, while Tempeh contains 0.078mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Tempeh.

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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 Calcium +17.1%
Contains more Iron +93.7%
Contains more Magnesium +125.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains more Potassium +237.9%
Contains more Zinc +142.1%
Contains more Copper +88.8%
Contains less Sodium -47.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Contains more Calcium +17.1%
Contains more Iron +93.7%
Contains more Magnesium +125.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains more Potassium +237.9%
Contains more Zinc +142.1%
Contains more Copper +88.8%
Contains less Sodium -47.1%

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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Tempeh
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +724.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +355.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.6%
Contains more Folate +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 18% 10% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +724.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +355.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.6%
Contains more Folate +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Tempeh Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 7.64g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 20.29g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 10.8g Tempeh
Carbs 62.78g 7.64g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 192kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 15g g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 111mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 2.7mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 81mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 266mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 412mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 9mg Tempeh
Zinc 2.76mg 1.14mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.56mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.078mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.358mg Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 2.64mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.278mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.215mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 24µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.08µg Tempeh
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.194mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.796mg Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.88mg Tempeh
Leucine 1.549mg 1.43mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.908mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.175mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.893mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.92mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.466mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 2.539g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 3.205g Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 4.3g Tempeh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Tempeh
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
20
Tempeh
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
70
Tempeh

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
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
8%
Tempeh
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
50%
Tempeh

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.209g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.