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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
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Tempeh
Contains more Iron +93.7%
Contains more Calcium +17.1%
Contains more Potassium +237.9%
Contains more Magnesium +125.9%
Contains more Copper +88.8%
Contains more Zinc +142.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains less Sodium -47.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +93.7%
Contains more Calcium +17.1%
Contains more Potassium +237.9%
Contains more Magnesium +125.9%
Contains more Copper +88.8%
Contains more Zinc +142.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
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 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 0% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
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 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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar 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 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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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