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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 RAE, 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 RAE 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
Contains more Calcium +76.2%
Contains more Iron +304.2%
Contains more Potassium +63.8%
Contains more Zinc +56.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Copper +48.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 69% 793% 128% 135% 202% 9% 119% 238%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Calcium +76.2%
Contains more Iron +304.2%
Contains more Potassium +63.8%
Contains more Zinc +56.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Copper +48.2%
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 A +175807.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2956% 583% 0% 3% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 37% 0% 201%
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 +175807.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Paprika Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 19.09g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 14.14g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 12.89g 1.49g Paprika
Carbs 53.99g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 282kcal 343kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose 6.71g g Paprika
Sugar 10.34g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 34.9g 15g Paprika
Calcium 229mg 130mg Paprika
Iron 21.14mg 5.23mg Paprika
Magnesium 178mg 183mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 314mg 367mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 2280mg 1392mg Paprika
Sodium 68mg 17mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 4.33mg 2.76mg Paprika
Copper 0.713mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 49254IU 28IU Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1mg mg Paprika
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.9mg 0mg Paprika
Vitamin B1 0.33mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 1.23mg 0.187mg Paprika
Vitamin B3 10.06mg 2.965mg Paprika
Vitamin B5 2.51mg 1.266mg Paprika
Vitamin B6 2.141mg 0.283mg Paprika
Folate 49µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg µg Paprika
Tryptophan 0.07mg 0.212mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.49mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.57mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 0.92mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.69mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.2mg 0.243mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 0.61mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.75mg 0.937mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.25mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.14g 0.33g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 1.695g 0.012g Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 7.766g 0.814g Paprika

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Paprika Pigeon pea
Low Fats diet ok
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
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

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.

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.