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Rice vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Rice and Pigeon pea?

  • Rice has less Copper, Folate, Fiber, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Zinc than Pigeon pea.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Copper is 110% higher.

We used Rice, white, long-grain, regular, enriched, cooked and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw types in this comparison.

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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 less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Iron +335.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1425%
Contains more Phosphorus +753.5%
Contains more Potassium +3877.1%
Contains more Zinc +463.3%
Contains more Copper +1431.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 45% 9% 19% 4% 1% 14% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Iron +335.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1425%
Contains more Phosphorus +753.5%
Contains more Potassium +3877.1%
Contains more Zinc +463.3%
Contains more Copper +1431.9%

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
Rice
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +294.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +224.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +204.3%
Contains more Folate +686.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 41% 3% 28% 24% 22% 44% 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 2% 0% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 342% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +294.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +224.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +204.3%
Contains more Folate +686.2%

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.
Rice Pigeon pea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rice Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 27.77g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 2.69g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 0.28g 1.49g Pigeon pea
Carbs 28.17g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 130kcal 343kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.05g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 0.4g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 10mg 130mg Pigeon pea
Iron 1.2mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 12mg 183mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 43mg 367mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 35mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 1mg 17mg Rice
Zinc 0.49mg 2.76mg Pigeon pea
Copper 0.069mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 0IU 28IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.04mg mg Rice
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.163mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.013mg 0.187mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 1.476mg 2.965mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.39mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.283mg Pigeon pea
Folate 58µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Rice
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.212mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.096mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.116mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 0.222mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.097mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.063mg 0.243mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 0.144mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.164mg 0.937mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.063mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Rice
Saturated Fat 0.077g 0.33g Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.012g Rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.814g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rice Pigeon pea
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
13
Rice
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
14
Rice
134
Pigeon pea

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
16%
Rice
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
28%
Rice
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
1%
Rice
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice
Rice contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice
Rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.253g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1)

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. Rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168878/nutrients
  2. Pigeon pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172436/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.