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Tuna vs. Pigeon pea — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tuna and Pigeon pea

  • Tuna has more Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus, while Pigeon pea has more Folate, Fiber, Copper, and Manganese.
  • Tuna covers your daily need of Selenium 191% more than Pigeon pea.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Pigeon pea is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, tuna, yellowfin, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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 Phosphorus +179.8%
Contains more Potassium +37.2%
Contains more Selenium +3631%
Contains more Calcium +975%
Contains more Iron +20.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +525.6%
Contains more Manganese +3753.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 46
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 35% 30% 143% 47% 8% 13% 15% 2% 591%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 42% 33% 51% 34% 1% 25% 90% 66% 16%
Contains more Phosphorus +179.8%
Contains more Potassium +37.2%
Contains more Selenium +3631%
Contains more Calcium +975%
Contains more Iron +20.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +525.6%
Contains more Manganese +3753.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 46

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.
Tuna
10
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Contains more Vitamin A +2066.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2725.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1976%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +5450%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.146
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.319
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 6% 60% 0% 34% 32% 414% 21% 240% 2% 294% 43% 1%
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% 0% 0% 0% 37% 14% 15% 20% 12% 84% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +2066.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2725.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1976%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +5450%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.146
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.319

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +331.2%
Contains more Fats +55.3%
Contains more Other +20.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 68.55
29% 69%
Protein: 29.15 g
Fats: 0.59 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.98 g
Other: 1.28 g
7% 23% 69%
Protein: 6.76 g
Fats: 0.38 g
Carbs: 23.25 g
Water: 68.55 g
Other: 1.06 g
Contains more Protein +331.2%
Contains more Fats +55.3%
Contains more Other +20.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 68.55

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4500%
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +17.1%
40% 27% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.205 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.138 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.175 g
29% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.083 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.205 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4500%
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +17.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 0g 16.55g Pigeon pea
Protein 29.15g 6.76g Tuna
Fats 0.59g 0.38g Tuna
Carbs 0g 23.25g Pigeon pea
Calories 130kcal 121kcal Tuna
Fiber 0g 6.7g Pigeon pea
Calcium 4mg 43mg Pigeon pea
Iron 0.92mg 1.11mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 42mg 46mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 333mg 119mg Tuna
Potassium 527mg 384mg Tuna
Sodium 54mg 5mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 0.45mg 0.9mg Pigeon pea
Copper 0.043mg 0.269mg Pigeon pea
Manganese 0.013mg 0.501mg Pigeon pea
Selenium 108.2µg 2.9µg Tuna
Vitamin A 65IU 3IU Tuna
Vitamin A RAE 22µg 0µg Tuna
Vitamin E 0.29mg Tuna
Vitamin D 82IU 0IU Tuna
Vitamin D 2µg 0µg Tuna
Vitamin B1 0.134mg 0.146mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.059mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 22.07mg 0.781mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.319mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 1.038mg 0.05mg Tuna
Folate 2µg 111µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 2.35µg 0µg Tuna
Choline 77.6mg Tuna
Vitamin K 0.1µg Tuna
Tryptophan 0.313mg 0.066mg Tuna
Threonine 1.224mg 0.239mg Tuna
Isoleucine 1.287mg 0.245mg Tuna
Leucine 2.27mg 0.483mg Tuna
Lysine 2.565mg 0.474mg Tuna
Methionine 0.827mg 0.076mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.091mg 0.579mg Tuna
Valine 1.438mg 0.292mg Tuna
Histidine 0.822mg 0.241mg Tuna
Cholesterol 47mg 0mg Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0.02g 0g Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 0.205g 0.083g Pigeon pea
Omega-3 - DHA 0.105g Tuna
Omega-3 - EPA 0.015g Tuna
Omega-3 - DPA 0.005g Tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.138g 0.003g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g 0.205g Pigeon pea
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g 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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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
88%
Tuna
14%
Pigeon pea
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
88%
Tuna
37%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna
Tuna is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.122g)
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

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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172006/nutrients
  2. Pigeon pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172437/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.