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Tuna vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tuna and Pigeon pea different?

  • Tuna is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, and Vitamin B3, however Pigeon pea is richer in Vitamin B12, Folate, Copper, Manganese, Fiber, Iron, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Tuna is 453% higher.
  • Tuna contains 757 times more Vitamin A RAE than Pigeon pea. While Tuna contains 757µg of Vitamin A RAE, Pigeon pea contains only 1µg.

Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat 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 +1200%
Contains more Iron +299.2%
Contains more Magnesium +185.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.6%
Contains more Potassium +331%
Contains less Sodium -66%
Contains more Zinc +258.4%
Contains more Copper +860.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Iron +299.2%
Contains more Magnesium +185.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.6%
Contains more Potassium +331%
Contains less Sodium -66%
Contains more Zinc +258.4%
Contains more Copper +860.9%

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
Tuna
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Contains more Vitamin A +8900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +255.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +131.3%
Contains more Folate +22700%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.266
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 0%
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 +8900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +255.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +131.3%
Contains more Folate +22700%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.266

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.
Tuna Pigeon pea
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 0g 47.78g Pigeon pea
Protein 29.91g 21.7g Tuna
Fats 6.28g 1.49g Tuna
Carbs 0g 62.78g Pigeon pea
Calories 184kcal 343kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 10mg 130mg Pigeon pea
Iron 1.31mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 64mg 183mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 326mg 367mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 323mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 50mg 17mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 0.77mg 2.76mg Pigeon pea
Copper 0.11mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 2520IU 28IU Tuna
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin D µg 0µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.278mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.306mg 0.187mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.54mg 2.965mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37mg 1.266mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525mg 0.283mg Tuna
Folate 2µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 10.88µg 0µg Tuna
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.335mg 0.212mg Tuna
Threonine 1.311mg 0.767mg Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378mg 0.785mg Tuna
Leucine 2.431mg 1.549mg Tuna
Lysine 2.747mg 1.521mg Tuna
Methionine 0.885mg 0.243mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 1.541mg 0.937mg Tuna
Histidine 0.88mg 0.774mg Tuna
Cholesterol 49mg 0mg Pigeon pea
Trans Fat g 0g Tuna
Saturated Fat 1.612g 0.33g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053g 0.012g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844g 0.814g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tuna 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
171
Tuna
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tuna
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
179%
Tuna
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
29%
Tuna
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.282g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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

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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.