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Khorasan wheat vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Khorasan wheat and Pigeon pea different?

  • Khorasan wheat is higher in Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, and Zinc, however Pigeon pea is richer in Copper, Potassium, Iron, Fiber, Magnesium, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Khorasan wheat is 133% higher.
  • Khorasan wheat contains 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Pigeon pea. While Khorasan wheat contains 6.375mg of Vitamin B3, Pigeon pea contains only 2.965mg.

Wheat, KAMUT khorasan, uncooked 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 less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +490.9%
Contains more Iron +38.7%
Contains more Magnesium +40.8%
Contains more Potassium +245.4%
Contains more Copper +108.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 142% 93% 156% 36% 1% 101% 169%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +490.9%
Contains more Iron +38.7%
Contains more Magnesium +40.8%
Contains more Potassium +245.4%
Contains more Copper +108.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 367

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 B3 +115%
Contains more Vitamin A +180%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.187
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 13% 0% 0% 142% 43% 120% 57% 60% 0% 0% 5%
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 B3 +115%
Contains more Vitamin A +180%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.187
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Khorasan wheat Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 59.48g 47.78g Khorasan wheat
Protein 14.54g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 2.13g 1.49g Khorasan wheat
Carbs 70.58g 62.78g Khorasan wheat
Calories 337kcal 343kcal Pigeon pea
Starch 52.41g g Khorasan wheat
Fructose 0.11g g Khorasan wheat
Sugar 7.84g g Pigeon pea
Fiber 11.1g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 22mg 130mg Pigeon pea
Iron 3.77mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 130mg 183mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 364mg 367mg Pigeon pea
Potassium 403mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 5mg 17mg Khorasan wheat
Zinc 3.68mg 2.76mg Khorasan wheat
Copper 0.506mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 10IU 28IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.61mg mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin D IU 0IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin D µg 0µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.566mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.184mg 0.187mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 6.375mg 2.965mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B5 0.949mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.259mg 0.283mg Pigeon pea
Folate µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin K 1.8µg µg Khorasan wheat
Tryptophan 0.13mg 0.212mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.442mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.566mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.112mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.416mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.251mg 0.243mg Khorasan wheat
Phenylalanine 0.772mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.687mg 0.937mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.379mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.005g 0g Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 0.196g 0.33g Khorasan wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.213g 0.012g Khorasan wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.621g 0.814g Pigeon pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Khorasan wheat 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
36
Khorasan wheat
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
88
Khorasan wheat
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
87%
Khorasan wheat
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
71%
Khorasan wheat
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
10%
Khorasan wheat
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.84g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.134g)
Which food is cheaper?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Khorasan wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169743/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.