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Winged bean vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Winged bean and Pigeon pea

  • Winged bean has more Copper, however Pigeon pea is richer in Folate, Manganese, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily Folate needs 109% more than Winged bean.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Winged bean tuber, raw and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, raw.

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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 Copper +31.1%
Contains more Iron +161.5%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +662.5%
Contains more Zinc +98.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +715.6%
Contains less Sodium -51.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 9% 52% 18% 462% 38% 20% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains more Copper +31.1%
Contains more Iron +161.5%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +662.5%
Contains more Zinc +98.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +715.6%
Contains less Sodium -51.4%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +991.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +277.3%
Contains more Folate +2300%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 95% 35% 31% 7% 18% 0% 0% 15%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +991.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +277.3%
Contains more Folate +2300%

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
17
Winged bean
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
85
Winged bean
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
70%
Winged bean
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
28%
Winged bean
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
4%
Winged bean
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.
Winged bean Pigeon pea
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Winged bean 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 Saturated Fat?
Winged bean
Winged bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.108g)
Which food is cheaper?
Winged bean
Winged bean is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Winged bean Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 148 343 Pigeon pea
Protein 11.6 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 0.9 1.49 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 28.1 62.78 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2 5.23 Pigeon pea
Calcium 30 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 586 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 24 183 Pigeon pea
Sugar
Fiber 15 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.386 1.057 Winged bean
Zinc 1.39 2.76 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 45 367 Pigeon pea
Sodium 35 17 Pigeon pea
Vitamin A 0 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.379 0.643 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.149 0.187 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 1.64 2.965 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 0.116 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.075 0.283 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 19 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.222 0.33 Winged bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.234 0.012 Winged bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.174 0.814 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.252 0.212 Winged bean
Threonine 0.451 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.425 0.785 Pigeon pea
Leucine 0.64 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.592 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.143 0.243 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 0.451 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.599 0.937 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.241 0.774 Pigeon pea
Fructose

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. Winged bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170070/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.