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Sunflower seed vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Sunflower seed and Pigeon pea?

  • Sunflower seed is higher in Copper, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin B3, yet Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Fiber, and Potassium.
  • Sunflower seed's daily need coverage for Copper is 83% more.
  • Sunflower seed has 6 times more Selenium than Pigeon pea. While Sunflower seed has 53µg of Selenium, Pigeon pea has only 8.2µg.

We used Seeds, sunflower seed kernels, dried and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw types 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 Magnesium +77.6%
Contains more Copper +70.3%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.8%
Contains less Sodium -47.1%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +115.8%
Equal in Iron - 5.23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 24% 57% 233% 600% 137% 283% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +77.6%
Contains more Copper +70.3%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.8%
Contains less Sodium -47.1%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +115.8%
Equal in Iron - 5.23

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 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +375.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12%
Contains more Folate +100.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 5% 3% 704% 0% 370% 82% 157% 68% 311% 0% 0% 171%
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 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +375.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12%
Contains more Folate +100.9%

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
156
Sunflower seed
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
191
Sunflower seed
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
125%
Sunflower seed
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
20%
Sunflower seed
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
238%
Sunflower seed
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.
Sunflower seed Pigeon pea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Sunflower seed 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 contains less Sodium?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.62g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.125g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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 Sunflower seed Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 584 343 Sunflower seed
Protein 20.78 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 51.46 1.49 Sunflower seed
Vitamin C 1.4 0 Sunflower seed
Carbs 20 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.25 5.23 Sunflower seed
Calcium 78 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 645 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 325 183 Sunflower seed
Sugar 2.62 Pigeon pea
Fiber 8.6 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.8 1.057 Sunflower seed
Zinc 5 2.76 Sunflower seed
Starch
Phosphorus 660 367 Sunflower seed
Sodium 9 17 Sunflower seed
Vitamin A 50 28 Sunflower seed
Vitamin E 35.17 Sunflower seed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.48 0.643 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B2 0.355 0.187 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B3 8.335 2.965 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B5 1.13 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 1.345 0.283 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Sunflower seed
Folate 227 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Sunflower seed
Saturated Fat 4.455 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 18.528 0.012 Sunflower seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.137 0.814 Sunflower seed
Tryptophan 0.348 0.212 Sunflower seed
Threonine 0.928 0.767 Sunflower seed
Isoleucine 1.139 0.785 Sunflower seed
Leucine 1.659 1.549 Sunflower seed
Lysine 0.937 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.494 0.243 Sunflower seed
Phenylalanine 1.169 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 1.315 0.937 Sunflower seed
Histidine 0.632 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. Sunflower seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170562/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.