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Pigeon pea vs Flour - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pigeon pea and Flour

  • Pigeon pea has more Copper, Folate, Fiber, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Zinc, however Flour is richer in Selenium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Copper is 101% more.
  • Pigeon pea contains 13 times more Potassium than Flour. Pigeon pea contains 1392mg of Potassium, while Flour contains 107mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached.

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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 +766.7%
Contains more Iron +12.7%
Contains more Magnesium +731.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.8%
Contains more Potassium +1200.9%
Contains more Zinc +294.3%
Contains more Copper +634%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 174% 16% 47% 10% 1% 20% 48%
Contains more Calcium +766.7%
Contains more Iron +12.7%
Contains more Magnesium +731.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.8%
Contains more Potassium +1200.9%
Contains more Zinc +294.3%
Contains more Copper +634%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%

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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Flour
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +543.2%
Contains more Folate +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99.1%
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% 2% 0% 0% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 138% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +543.2%
Contains more Folate +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Flour Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 73.61g Flour
Protein 21.7g 10.33g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 0.98g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 76.31g Flour
Calories 343kcal 364kcal Flour
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.27g Pigeon pea
Fiber 15g 2.7g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 15mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 4.64mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 22mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 108mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 107mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 2mg Flour
Zinc 2.76mg 0.7mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 0.144mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 28IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg 0.06mg Flour
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.785mg Flour
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.494mg Flour
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 5.904mg Flour
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.438mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.044mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 183µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Flour
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.127mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767mg 0.281mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.357mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.71mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.228mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.183mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.52mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.415mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.23mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Flour
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.155g Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.087g Flour
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.413g Pigeon pea

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Pigeon pea Flour
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
50
Flour
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
40
Flour

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
62%
Flour
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
76%
Flour
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
5%
Flour

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.27g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.175g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/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.