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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
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Contains more Iron +38.7%
Contains more Calcium +490.9%
Contains more Potassium +245.4%
Contains more Magnesium +40.8%
Contains more Copper +108.9%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 364
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 142% 7% 36% 93% 169% 101% 156% 1%
Contains more Iron +38.7%
Contains more Calcium +490.9%
Contains more Potassium +245.4%
Contains more Magnesium +40.8%
Contains more Copper +108.9%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
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 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% 1% 13% 0% 142% 43% 120% 57% 60% 0% 5% 0%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
130%
Pigeon pea
87%
Khorasan wheat
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
71%
Khorasan wheat
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
10%
Khorasan wheat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea Khorasan wheat
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 Sugars?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sugars (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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pigeon pea Khorasan wheat Opinion
Calories 343 337 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 14.54 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 2.13 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.78 70.58 Khorasan wheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23 3.77 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 22 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 403 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 130 Pigeon pea
Sugars 7.84 Pigeon pea
Fiber 15 11.1 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.506 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 3.68 Khorasan wheat
Starch 52.41 Khorasan wheat
Phosphorus 367 364 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 5 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin A 28 10 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.61 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin D 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.566 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.184 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 6.375 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.949 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.259 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin K 1.8 Khorasan wheat
Folate 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0.005 Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.196 Khorasan wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.213 Khorasan wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.621 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.13 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.442 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.566 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 1.112 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.416 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.251 Khorasan wheat
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.772 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.687 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.379 Pigeon pea
Fructose 0.11 Khorasan wheat

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.