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Spelt vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Spelt and Pigeon pea

  • Spelt is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B3, however Pigeon pea is richer in Folate, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Magnesium, Calcium, and Iron.
  • Pigeon pea's daily need coverage for Folate is 103% higher.
  • Spelt has 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Pigeon pea. While Spelt has 6.843mg of Vitamin B3, Pigeon pea has only 2.965mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spelt, uncooked 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
Spelt
3
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Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -52.9%
Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains more Calcium +381.5%
Contains more Potassium +258.8%
Contains more Magnesium +34.6%
Contains more Copper +106.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 167% 9% 35% 98% 171% 90% 172% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -52.9%
Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains more Calcium +381.5%
Contains more Potassium +258.8%
Contains more Magnesium +34.6%
Contains more Copper +106.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 367

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
Spelt
3
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +180%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23%
Contains more Folate +913.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 16% 0% 91% 27% 129% 65% 54% 0% 10% 34%
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 B3 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +180%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23%
Contains more Folate +913.3%

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
Spelt
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
92
Spelt
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
87%
Spelt
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
11%
Spelt
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.
Spelt Pigeon pea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spelt
Spelt contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.82g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.076g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spelt Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 338 343 Pigeon pea
Protein 14.57 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 2.43 1.49 Spelt
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 70.19 62.78 Spelt
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Pigeon pea
Iron 4.44 5.23 Pigeon pea
Calcium 27 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 388 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 136 183 Pigeon pea
Sugar 6.82 Pigeon pea
Fiber 10.7 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 0.511 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 3.28 2.76 Spelt
Starch 53.92 Spelt
Phosphorus 401 367 Spelt
Sodium 8 17 Spelt
Vitamin A 10 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.79 Spelt
Vitamin D 0 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B1 0.364 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.113 0.187 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 6.843 2.965 Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.283 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.6 Spelt
Folate 45 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.406 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445 0.012 Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258 0.814 Spelt
Tryptophan 0.132 0.212 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.443 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.552 0.785 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.07 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.409 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.258 0.243 Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.737 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.681 0.937 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.36 0.774 Pigeon pea
Fructose 0.24 Spelt

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. Spelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169745/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.