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Chickpea vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sugars (difference - 10.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.574g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Couscous
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chickpea Couscous
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
4
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
55
Chickpea
5
Couscous

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 Iron +1034.2%
Contains more Calcium +612.5%
Contains more Potassium +1137.9%
Contains more Magnesium +887.5%
Contains more Copper +1500%
Contains more Zinc +961.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +1045.5%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
Contains more Iron +1034.2%
Contains more Calcium +612.5%
Contains more Potassium +1137.9%
Contains more Magnesium +887.5%
Contains more Copper +1500%
Contains more Zinc +961.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +1045.5%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%

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 E +530.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +657.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +685.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +328%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +949%
Contains more Vitamin K +8900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +530.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +657.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +685.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +328%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +949%
Contains more Vitamin K +8900%

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
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
23%
Couscous
Fats
28%
Chickpea
1%
Couscous

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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 Couscous Opinion
Calories 378 112 Chickpea
Protein 20.47 3.79 Chickpea
Fats 6.04 0.16 Chickpea
Vitamin C 4 0 Chickpea
Carbs 62.95 23.22 Chickpea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.31 0.38 Chickpea
Calcium 57 8 Chickpea
Potassium 718 58 Chickpea
Magnesium 79 8 Chickpea
Sugars 10.7 0.1 Chickpea
Fiber 12.2 1.4 Chickpea
Copper 0.656 0.041 Chickpea
Zinc 2.76 0.26 Chickpea
Starch
Phosphorus 252 22 Chickpea
Sodium 24 5 Couscous
Vitamin A 67 0 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82 0.13 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.477 0.063 Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.027 Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.541 0.983 Chickpea
Vitamin B5 1.588 0.371 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535 0.051 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 0.1 Chickpea
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.603 0.029 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377 0.022 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731 0.064 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2 0.049 Chickpea
Threonine 0.766 0.1 Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882 0.147 Chickpea
Leucine 1.465 0.259 Chickpea
Lysine 1.377 0.073 Chickpea
Methionine 0.27 0.059 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103 0.184 Chickpea
Valine 0.865 0.162 Chickpea
Histidine 0.566 0.077 Chickpea
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