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Pigeon pea vs Khorasan wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pigeon pea and Khorasan wheat different?

  • Pigeon pea is higher in Copper, Potassium, Iron, Fiber, Magnesium, and Calcium, however Khorasan wheat is richer in Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Khorasan wheat is 133% higher.
  • Pigeon pea contains 6 times more Calcium than Khorasan wheat. While Pigeon pea contains 130mg of Calcium, Khorasan wheat contains only 22mg.

Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Wheat, KAMUT khorasan, uncooked are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +490.9%
Contains more Iron +38.7%
Contains more Magnesium +40.8%
Contains more Potassium +245.4%
Contains more Copper +108.9%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 364
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 142% 93% 156% 36% 1% 101% 169%
Contains more Calcium +490.9%
Contains more Iron +38.7%
Contains more Magnesium +40.8%
Contains more Potassium +245.4%
Contains more Copper +108.9%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 364

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 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.184
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.259
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% 13% 0% 0% 142% 43% 120% 57% 60% 0% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +180%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.184
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.259

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Khorasan wheat Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 59.48g Khorasan wheat
Protein 21.7g 14.54g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 2.13g Khorasan wheat
Carbs 62.78g 70.58g Khorasan wheat
Calories 343kcal 337kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g 52.41g Khorasan wheat
Fructose g 0.11g Khorasan wheat
Sugar g 7.84g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 11.1g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 22mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 3.77mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 130mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 364mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 403mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 5mg Khorasan wheat
Zinc 2.76mg 3.68mg Khorasan wheat
Copper 1.057mg 0.506mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 10IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.61mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin D 0IU IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin D 0µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.566mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.184mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 6.375mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.949mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.259mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin K µg 1.8µg Khorasan wheat
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.13mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.442mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.566mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 1.112mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.416mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.251mg Khorasan wheat
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.772mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.687mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.379mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.005g Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.196g Khorasan wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.213g Khorasan wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.621g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Khorasan wheat
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
36
Khorasan wheat
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
88
Khorasan wheat

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
87%
Khorasan wheat
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
71%
Khorasan wheat
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
10%
Khorasan wheat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.84g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
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 Sodium?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.134g)
Which food is cheaper?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is cheaper (difference - $1)
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. Khorasan wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169743/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.