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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
Seed
6
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Contains more Iron +47.6%
Contains more Calcium +385.4%
Contains more Magnesium +83.1%
Contains more Zinc +65.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
Contains more Potassium +242%
Contains more Copper +14.4%
Equal in Sodium - 17
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Iron +47.6%
Contains more Calcium +385.4%
Contains more Magnesium +83.1%
Contains more Zinc +65.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197.8%
Contains more Folate +830.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.187
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197.8%
Contains more Folate +830.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.187

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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Seed Pigeon pea
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 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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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