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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
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Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Iron +38.7%
Contains more Calcium +490.9%
Contains more Potassium +245.4%
Contains more Magnesium +40.8%
Contains more Copper +108.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 367
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 142% 7% 36% 93% 169% 101% 156% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Iron +38.7%
Contains more Calcium +490.9%
Contains more Potassium +245.4%
Contains more Magnesium +40.8%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 13% 0% 142% 43% 120% 57% 60% 0% 5% 0%
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 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 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 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

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Khorasan wheat 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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.