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Paprika vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Paprika and Pigeon pea different?

  • Paprika is higher in Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Potassium, however Pigeon pea is richer in Folate, Copper, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Paprika is 274% higher.
  • Paprika contains 8 times more Vitamin B6 than Pigeon pea. While Paprika contains 2.141mg of Vitamin B6, Pigeon pea contains only 0.283mg.

Spices, paprika 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 +304.2%
Contains more Calcium +76.2%
Contains more Potassium +63.8%
Contains more Zinc +56.9%
Contains more Copper +48.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Iron +304.2%
Contains more Calcium +76.2%
Contains more Potassium +63.8%
Contains more Zinc +56.9%
Contains more Copper +48.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Magnesium - 183

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 A +175807.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +557.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +239.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +656.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +94.8%
Contains more Folate +830.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 2956% 583% 0% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 0% 201% 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 +175807.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +557.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +239.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +656.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +94.8%
Contains more Folate +830.6%

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
415
Paprika
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
211
Paprika
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
85%
Paprika
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
54%
Paprika
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
59%
Paprika
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.
Paprika Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Paprika 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 is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.81g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Paprika Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 282 343 Pigeon pea
Protein 14.14 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 12.89 1.49 Paprika
Vitamin C 0.9 0 Paprika
Carbs 53.99 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 21.14 5.23 Paprika
Calcium 229 130 Paprika
Potassium 2280 1392 Paprika
Magnesium 178 183 Pigeon pea
Sugar 10.34 Pigeon pea
Fiber 34.9 15 Paprika
Copper 0.713 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 4.33 2.76 Paprika
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Phosphorus 314 367 Pigeon pea
Sodium 68 17 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 49254 28 Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.33 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 1.23 0.187 Paprika
Vitamin B3 10.06 2.965 Paprika
Vitamin B5 2.51 1.266 Paprika
Vitamin B6 2.141 0.283 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 Paprika
Folate 49 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.14 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 1.695 0.012 Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 7.766 0.814 Paprika
Tryptophan 0.07 0.212 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.49 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.57 0.785 Pigeon pea
Leucine 0.92 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.69 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.2 0.243 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 0.61 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.75 0.937 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.25 0.774 Pigeon pea
Fructose 6.71 Paprika

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. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.