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Cayenne pepper vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cayenne pepper and Pigeon pea

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Iron, however Pigeon pea is richer in Folate, Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B1.
  • Cayenne pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 231% more.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 9 times more Vitamin B6 than Pigeon pea. Cayenne pepper contains 2.45mg of Vitamin B6, while Pigeon pea contains 0.283mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne 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 more Iron +49.1%
Contains more Calcium +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +44.7%
Contains more Magnesium +20.4%
Contains more Copper +183.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains less Sodium -43.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Iron +49.1%
Contains more Calcium +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +44.7%
Contains more Magnesium +20.4%
Contains more Copper +183.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains less Sodium -43.3%

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 +148507.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +391.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +765.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96%
Contains more Folate +330.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
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 +148507.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +391.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +765.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96%
Contains more Folate +330.2%

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
388
Cayenne pepper
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
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
72%
Cayenne pepper
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
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.
Cayenne pepper Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Cayenne pepper 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 - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.93g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper 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 Cayenne pepper Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 318 343 Pigeon pea
Protein 12.01 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 17.27 1.49 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4 0 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 5.23 Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148 130 Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014 1392 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 183 Pigeon pea
Sugar 10.34 Pigeon pea
Fiber 27.2 15 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.48 2.76 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 293 367 Pigeon pea
Sodium 30 17 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 41610 28 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.919 0.187 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 2.965 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 2.45 0.283 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 106 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 0.012 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 0.814 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.212 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 Pigeon pea
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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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.