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Cowpea vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea
Cowpea contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea
Cowpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.082g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cowpea
Cowpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cowpea
Cowpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sugars (difference - 1.69g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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.
Cowpea Cornmeal
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cowpea Cornmeal
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
8
Cowpea
36
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
28
Cowpea
21
Cornmeal

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
Cowpea
7
:
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains more Potassium +95.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.6%
Contains more Copper +252.6%
Contains more Zinc +95.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Iron +73.7%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains more Potassium +95.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.6%
Contains more Copper +252.6%
Contains more Zinc +95.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Iron +73.7%

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
Cowpea
4
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +594.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +903.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +594.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +903.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%

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
46%
Cowpea
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
2%
Cowpea
8%
Cornmeal

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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 Cowpea Cornmeal Opinion
Calories 116 370 Cornmeal
Protein 7.73 7.11 Cowpea
Fats 0.53 1.75 Cornmeal
Vitamin C 0.4 0 Cowpea
Carbs 20.76 79.45 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.51 4.36 Cornmeal
Calcium 24 3 Cowpea
Potassium 278 142 Cowpea
Magnesium 53 32 Cowpea
Sugars 3.3 1.61 Cowpea
Fiber 6.5 3.9 Cowpea
Copper 0.268 0.076 Cowpea
Zinc 1.29 0.66 Cowpea
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 156 99 Cowpea
Sodium 4 7 Cowpea
Vitamin A 15 214 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.28 0.12 Cowpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.202 0.551 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.382 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 0.495 4.968 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.411 0.24 Cowpea
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.182 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0 Cowpea
Folic acid (B9) 0 180 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.138 0.22 Cowpea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 0.39 Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 0.828 Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.095 0.038 Cowpea
Threonine 0.294 0.172 Cowpea
Isoleucine 0.314 0.242 Cowpea
Leucine 0.592 1.006 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.523 0.105 Cowpea
Methionine 0.11 0.162 Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.451 0.366 Cowpea
Valine 0.368 0.337 Cowpea
Histidine 0.24 0.172 Cowpea
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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