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Soybean meal vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Soybean meal and Pigeon pea

  • Soybean meal has more Iron, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Vitamin B5, however Pigeon pea is richer in Folate.
  • Soybean meal covers your daily Iron needs 106% more than Pigeon pea.
  • Pigeon pea has 2 times less Manganese than Soybean meal. Soybean meal has 3.8mg of Manganese, while Pigeon pea has 1.791mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Soy meal, defatted, raw and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, 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 +87.7%
Contains more Iron +162%
Contains more Magnesium +67.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +91%
Contains more Potassium +78.9%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Copper +89.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Calcium +87.7%
Contains more Iron +162%
Contains more Magnesium +67.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +91%
Contains more Potassium +78.9%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Copper +89.2%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.6%
Contains more Folate +50.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 228% 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 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.6%
Contains more Folate +50.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 49.2g 21.7g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 1.49g Soybean meal
Carbs 35.89g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 337kcal 343kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 244mg 130mg Soybean meal
Iron 13.7mg 5.23mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 306mg 183mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 367mg Soybean meal
Potassium 2490mg 1392mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 17mg Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06mg 2.76mg Soybean meal
Copper 2mg 1.057mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU 28IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 0.643mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.187mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 2.965mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.976mg 1.266mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 0.283mg Soybean meal
Folate 303µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.653mg 0.212mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg 0.767mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg 0.785mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg 1.549mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg 1.521mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg 0.243mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg 1.858mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg 0.937mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg 0.774mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.268g 0.33g Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g 0.012g Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g 0.814g Soybean meal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Soybean meal Pigeon pea
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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
63
Soybean meal
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
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
295%
Soybean meal
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 46)
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 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. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/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.