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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
Contains less Sodium -52.9%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains more Calcium +381.5%
Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains more Magnesium +34.6%
Contains more Potassium +258.8%
Contains more Copper +106.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 167% 98% 172% 35% 2% 90% 171%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains less Sodium -52.9%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains more Calcium +381.5%
Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains more Magnesium +34.6%
Contains more Potassium +258.8%
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
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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 16% 0% 0% 91% 27% 129% 65% 54% 34% 0% 10%
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 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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spelt Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 59.49g 47.78g Spelt
Protein 14.57g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 2.43g 1.49g Spelt
Carbs 70.19g 62.78g Spelt
Calories 338kcal 343kcal Pigeon pea
Starch 53.92g g Spelt
Fructose 0.24g g Spelt
Sugar 6.82g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 10.7g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 27mg 130mg Pigeon pea
Iron 4.44mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 136mg 183mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 401mg 367mg Spelt
Potassium 388mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 8mg 17mg Spelt
Zinc 3.28mg 2.76mg Spelt
Copper 0.511mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 10IU 28IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.79mg mg Spelt
Vitamin D IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin D µg 0µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.364mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.113mg 0.187mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 6.843mg 2.965mg Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.283mg Pigeon pea
Folate 45µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.6µg µg Spelt
Tryptophan 0.132mg 0.212mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.443mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.552mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.07mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.409mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.258mg 0.243mg Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.737mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.681mg 0.937mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.36mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.406g 0.33g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445g 0.012g Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258g 0.814g Spelt

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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
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

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)

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.