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Wheat vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Wheat and Pigeon pea?

  • Wheat is higher in Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, and Zinc, yet Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Copper, Potassium, Iron, and Vitamin B1.
  • Wheat's daily need coverage for Selenium is 148% more.
  • Wheat has 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Pigeon pea. While Wheat has 6.738mg of Vitamin B3, Pigeon pea has only 2.965mg.

We used Wheat, durum and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw types 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 Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Zinc +50.7%
Contains more Calcium +282.4%
Contains more Iron +48.6%
Contains more Magnesium +27.1%
Contains more Potassium +223%
Contains more Copper +91.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 132% 103% 218% 39% 1% 114% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Zinc +50.7%
Contains more Calcium +282.4%
Contains more Iron +48.6%
Contains more Magnesium +27.1%
Contains more Potassium +223%
Contains more Copper +91.1%

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
Wheat
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.4%
Contains more Folate +960.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 33% 0% 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 B3 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.4%
Contains more Folate +960.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wheat Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 71.13g 47.78g Wheat
Protein 13.68g 21.7g Pigeon pea
Fats 2.47g 1.49g Wheat
Carbs 71.13g 62.78g Wheat
Calories 339kcal 343kcal Pigeon pea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 15g Pigeon pea
Calcium 34mg 130mg Pigeon pea
Iron 3.52mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea
Magnesium 144mg 183mg Pigeon pea
Phosphorus 508mg 367mg Wheat
Potassium 431mg 1392mg Pigeon pea
Sodium 2mg 17mg Wheat
Zinc 4.16mg 2.76mg Wheat
Copper 0.553mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 0IU 28IU Pigeon pea
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.419mg 0.643mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.121mg 0.187mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 6.738mg 2.965mg Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.283mg Wheat
Folate 43µg 456µg Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.176mg 0.212mg Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.366mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.533mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea
Leucine 0.934mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.303mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.221mg 0.243mg Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 0.681mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.594mg 0.937mg Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.322mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.454g 0.33g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344g 0.012g Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978g 0.814g Wheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
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
37
Wheat
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
100
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
82%
Wheat
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
11%
Wheat
7%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.124g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.