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Pigeon pea vs Winged bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pigeon pea and Winged bean

  • Pigeon pea has more Folate, Manganese, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6, however Winged bean is richer in Copper.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily Folate needs 109% more than Winged bean.
  • Winged bean has 11 times less Vitamin B5 than Pigeon pea. Pigeon pea has 1.266mg of Vitamin B5, while Winged bean has 0.116mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw and Winged bean tuber, raw.

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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 +333.3%
Contains more Iron +161.5%
Contains more Magnesium +662.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +715.6%
Contains more Potassium +137.5%
Contains less Sodium -51.4%
Contains more Zinc +98.6%
Contains more Copper +31.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 75% 18% 20% 52% 5% 38% 462%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +161.5%
Contains more Magnesium +662.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +715.6%
Contains more Potassium +137.5%
Contains less Sodium -51.4%
Contains more Zinc +98.6%
Contains more Copper +31.1%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +991.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +277.3%
Contains more Folate +2300%
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% 95% 35% 31% 7% 18% 15% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +991.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +277.3%
Contains more Folate +2300%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pigeon pea Winged bean Opinion
Net carbs 47.78g 28.1g Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7g 11.6g Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49g 0.9g Pigeon pea
Carbs 62.78g 28.1g Pigeon pea
Calories 343kcal 148kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 15g g Pigeon pea
Calcium 130mg 30mg Pigeon pea
Iron 5.23mg 2mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183mg 24mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 367mg 45mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392mg 586mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 17mg 35mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76mg 1.39mg Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057mg 1.386mg Winged bean
Vitamin A 28IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.379mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187mg 0.149mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965mg 1.64mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266mg 0.116mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.075mg Pigeon pea
Folate 456µg 19µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.252mg Winged bean
Threonine 0.767mg 0.451mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785mg 0.425mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549mg 0.64mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521mg 0.592mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243mg 0.143mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858mg 0.451mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937mg 0.599mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774mg 0.241mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.222g Winged bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.234g Winged bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814g 0.174g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pigeon pea Winged bean
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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
17
Winged bean
Mineral Summary Score
134
Pigeon pea
85
Winged bean

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
70%
Winged bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
28%
Winged bean
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
4%
Winged bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winged bean
Winged bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.108g)
Which food is cheaper?
Winged bean
Winged bean is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Winged bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170070/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.