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Teff vs. Pigeon pea raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Teff and Pigeon pea raw

  • Teff has more Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Zinc, while Pigeon pea raw has more Potassium, Fiber, Copper, Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Teff covers your daily need of Manganese 324% more than Pigeon pea raw.
  • Teff contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Pigeon pea raw. While Teff contains 0.482mg of Vitamin B6, Pigeon pea raw contains only 0.283mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Teff, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +45.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Contains more Manganese +415.9%
Contains more Potassium +226%
Contains more Copper +30.5%
Contains more Selenium +86.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270% 1206% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353% 234% 45%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +45.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Contains more Manganese +415.9%
Contains more Potassium +226%
Contains more Copper +30.5%
Contains more Selenium +86.4%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Teff
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +211.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 8% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 342% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +211.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +59.7%
Contains more Carbs +16.5%
Contains more Protein +63.2%
Contains more Water +20.1%
Contains more Other +45.1%
13% 2% 73% 9% 2%
Protein: 13.3 g
Fats: 2.38 g
Carbs: 73.13 g
Water: 8.82 g
Other: 2.37 g
22% 63% 11% 3%
Protein: 21.7 g
Fats: 1.49 g
Carbs: 62.78 g
Water: 10.59 g
Other: 3.44 g
Contains more Fats +59.7%
Contains more Carbs +16.5%
Contains more Protein +63.2%
Contains more Water +20.1%
Contains more Other +45.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4808.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +31.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -26.5%
21% 28% 51%
Saturated Fat: 0.449 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.589 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.071 g
29% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.814 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4808.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +31.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -26.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Teff Pigeon pea raw
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Pigeon pea raw Opinion
Net carbs 65.13g 47.78g Teff
Protein 13.3g 21.7g Pigeon pea raw
Fats 2.38g 1.49g Teff
Carbs 73.13g 62.78g Teff
Calories 367kcal 343kcal Teff
Starch 36.56g Teff
Fructose 0.47g Teff
Sugar 1.84g Pigeon pea raw
Fiber 8g 15g Pigeon pea raw
Calcium 180mg 130mg Teff
Iron 7.63mg 5.23mg Teff
Magnesium 184mg 183mg Teff
Phosphorus 429mg 367mg Teff
Potassium 427mg 1392mg Pigeon pea raw
Sodium 12mg 17mg Teff
Zinc 3.63mg 2.76mg Teff
Copper 0.81mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea raw
Manganese 9.24mg 1.791mg Teff
Selenium 4.4µg 8.2µg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin A 9IU 28IU Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin E 0.08mg Teff
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.187mg Teff
Vitamin B3 3.363mg 2.965mg Teff
Vitamin B5 0.942mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin B6 0.482mg 0.283mg Teff
Folate 456µg Pigeon pea raw
Choline 13.1mg Teff
Vitamin K 1.9µg Teff
Tryptophan 0.139mg 0.212mg Pigeon pea raw
Threonine 0.51mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea raw
Isoleucine 0.501mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea raw
Leucine 1.068mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea raw
Lysine 0.376mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea raw
Methionine 0.428mg 0.243mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea raw
Valine 0.686mg 0.937mg Pigeon pea raw
Histidine 0.301mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea raw
Saturated Fat 0.449g 0.33g Pigeon pea raw
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589g 0.012g Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071g 0.814g Teff
Omega-3 - ALA 0.135g Teff

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Teff Pigeon pea raw
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
31%
Teff
57%
Pigeon pea raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
229%
Teff
135%
Pigeon pea raw

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.119g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/nutrients
  2. Pigeon pea raw - 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.