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Soybean vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Soybean and Pigeon pea different?

  • Soybean is higher in Iron, Copper, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium, Zinc, and Vitamin B1, however Pigeon pea is richer in Fiber, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Soybean is 131% higher.
  • Soybean contains 5 times more Vitamin B2 than Pigeon pea. While Soybean contains 0.87mg of Vitamin B2, Pigeon pea contains only 0.187mg.

Soybeans, mature seeds, raw and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw are the varieties used 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
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Contains more Iron +200.2%
Contains more Calcium +113.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.1%
Contains more Magnesium +53%
Contains more Copper +56.9%
Contains more Zinc +77.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.8%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 589% 84% 159% 200% 553% 134% 302% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Iron +200.2%
Contains more Calcium +113.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.1%
Contains more Magnesium +53%
Contains more Copper +56.9%
Contains more Zinc +77.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.8%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +365.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.6%
Contains more Folate +21.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 2% 17% 0% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 0% 118% 282%
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 B1 +35.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +365.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.6%
Contains more Folate +21.6%

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
85
Soybean
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
252
Soybean
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
219%
Soybean
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
30%
Soybean
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
92%
Soybean
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.
Soybean Pigeon pea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Soybean 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?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.554g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 446 343 Soybean
Protein 36.49 21.7 Soybean
Fats 19.94 1.49 Soybean
Vitamin C 6 0 Soybean
Carbs 30.16 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 15.7 5.23 Soybean
Calcium 277 130 Soybean
Potassium 1797 1392 Soybean
Magnesium 280 183 Soybean
Sugar 7.33 Pigeon pea
Fiber 9.3 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.658 1.057 Soybean
Zinc 4.89 2.76 Soybean
Starch
Phosphorus 704 367 Soybean
Sodium 2 17 Soybean
Vitamin A 22 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.85 Soybean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.874 0.643 Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.87 0.187 Soybean
Vitamin B3 1.623 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.793 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.377 0.283 Soybean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 47 Soybean
Folate 375 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.884 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 4.404 0.012 Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 11.255 0.814 Soybean
Tryptophan 0.591 0.212 Soybean
Threonine 1.766 0.767 Soybean
Isoleucine 1.971 0.785 Soybean
Leucine 3.309 1.549 Soybean
Lysine 2.706 1.521 Soybean
Methionine 0.547 0.243 Soybean
Phenylalanine 2.122 1.858 Soybean
Valine 2.029 0.937 Soybean
Histidine 1.097 0.774 Soybean
Fructose

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/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.