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Seed vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Seed and Pigeon pea?

  • Seed is higher in Selenium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, and Iron, yet Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, and Potassium.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Folate is 102% more.
  • Seed has 7 times more Selenium than Pigeon pea. While Seed has 55.2µg of Selenium, Pigeon pea has only 8.2µg.

We used Seeds, chia seeds, dried and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw types 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 +385.4%
Contains more Iron +47.6%
Contains more Magnesium +83.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
Contains more Zinc +65.9%
Contains more Potassium +242%
Contains more Copper +14.4%
Equal in Sodium - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Calcium +385.4%
Contains more Iron +47.6%
Contains more Magnesium +83.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
Contains more Zinc +65.9%
Contains more Potassium +242%
Contains more Copper +14.4%
Equal in Sodium - 17

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
Seed
4
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Contains more Vitamin A +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197.8%
Contains more Folate +830.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.187
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 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 +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197.8%
Contains more Folate +830.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.187

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 7.72g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 16.54g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 30.74g 1.49g Seed
Carbs 42.12g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 486kcal 343kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 34.4g 15g Seed
Calcium 631mg 130mg Seed
Iron 7.72mg 5.23mg Seed
Magnesium 335mg 183mg Seed
Phosphorus 860mg 367mg Seed
Potassium 407mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 16mg 17mg Seed
Zinc 4.58mg 2.76mg Seed
Copper 0.924mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 54IU 28IU Seed
Vitamin E 0.5mg mg Seed
Vitamin D IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin D µg 0µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Seed
Vitamin B1 0.62mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.187mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 8.83mg 2.965mg Seed
Vitamin B5 mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 mg 0.283mg Pigeon pea
Folate 49µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.436mg 0.212mg Seed
Threonine 0.709mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.801mg 0.785mg Seed
Leucine 1.371mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.97mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.588mg 0.243mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.95mg 0.937mg Seed
Histidine 0.531mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.14g 0g Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 3.33g 0.33g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309g 0.012g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665g 0.814g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Seed 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
35
Seed
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
195
Seed
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
99%
Seed
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
142%
Seed
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Seed
Seed contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3g)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.