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Pigeon pea vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pigeon pea and Wheat gluten

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3, while Wheat gluten has more Selenium.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily need of Folate 114% more than Wheat gluten.
  • Pigeon pea contains 10000000 times more Vitamin B1 than Wheat gluten. While Pigeon pea contains 0.643mg of Vitamin B1, Wheat gluten contains only 0mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Vital wheat gluten.

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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 +632%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.2%
Contains more Potassium +1292%
Contains less Sodium -41.4%
Contains more Zinc +224.7%
Contains more Copper +480.8%
Equal in Calcium - 142
Equal in Iron - 5.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Contains more Magnesium +632%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.2%
Contains more Potassium +1292%
Contains less Sodium -41.4%
Contains more Zinc +224.7%
Contains more Copper +480.8%
Equal in Calcium - 142
Equal in Iron - 5.2

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 13.19g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 1.49g 1.85g Wheat gluten
Carbs 62.78g 13.79g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 370kcal Wheat gluten
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 0.6g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 142mg Wheat gluten
Iron 5.23mg 5.2mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 25mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 260mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 100mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 29mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76mg 0.85mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.182mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0mg Wheat gluten
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 0mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 0µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Wheat gluten
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 Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.272g Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.156g Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.81g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Wheat gluten
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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
58
Wheat gluten

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
9%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.058g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
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)

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. Wheat gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/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.