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Chickpea vs Buckwheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.138g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sugars (difference - 10.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chickpea Buckwheat
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chickpea Buckwheat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
29
Chickpea
22
Buckwheat
Mineral Summary Score
55
Chickpea
71
Buckwheat

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 Iron +95.9%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Potassium +56.1%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Magnesium +192.4%
Contains more Copper +67.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Iron +95.9%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Potassium +56.1%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Magnesium +192.4%
Contains more Copper +67.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +372.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +355.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +372.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +355.5%

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 the food
Protein
123%
Chickpea
80%
Buckwheat
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
72%
Buckwheat
Fats
28%
Chickpea
16%
Buckwheat

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chickpea Buckwheat Opinion
Calories 378 343 Chickpea
Protein 20.47 13.25 Chickpea
Fats 6.04 3.4 Chickpea
Vitamin C 4 0 Chickpea
Carbs 62.95 71.5 Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.31 2.2 Chickpea
Calcium 57 18 Chickpea
Potassium 718 460 Chickpea
Magnesium 79 231 Buckwheat
Sugars 10.7 Chickpea
Fiber 12.2 10 Chickpea
Copper 0.656 1.1 Buckwheat
Zinc 2.76 2.4 Chickpea
Starch
Phosphorus 252 347 Buckwheat
Sodium 24 1 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 67 0 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.477 0.101 Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.425 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 1.541 7.02 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 1.588 1.233 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535 0.21 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Chickpea
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Buckwheat
Saturated Fat 0.603 0.741 Chickpea
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377 1.04 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731 1.039 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2 0.192 Chickpea
Threonine 0.766 0.506 Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882 0.498 Chickpea
Leucine 1.465 0.832 Chickpea
Lysine 1.377 0.672 Chickpea
Methionine 0.27 0.172 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103 0.52 Chickpea
Valine 0.865 0.678 Chickpea
Histidine 0.566 0.309 Chickpea
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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