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Cowpea vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cowpea
Cowpea is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea
Cowpea contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea
Cowpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cowpea
Cowpea is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cowpea
Cowpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (42)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Pasta
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cowpea Pasta
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
12
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
28
Cowpea
10
Pasta

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
8
:
0
Pasta
Contains more Iron +120.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +1058.3%
Contains more Magnesium +194.4%
Contains more Copper +188.2%
Contains more Zinc +130.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +120.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +1058.3%
Contains more Magnesium +194.4%
Contains more Copper +188.2%
Contains more Zinc +130.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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
6
:
6
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.209
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.209

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
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea
25%
Pasta
Fats
2%
Cowpea
5%
Pasta

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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 Pasta Opinion
Calories 116 131 Pasta
Protein 7.73 5.15 Cowpea
Fats 0.53 1.05 Pasta
Vitamin C 0.4 0 Cowpea
Carbs 20.76 24.93 Pasta
Cholesterol 0 33 Cowpea
Vitamin D 0 Cowpea
Iron 2.51 1.14 Cowpea
Calcium 24 6 Cowpea
Potassium 278 24 Cowpea
Magnesium 53 18 Cowpea
Sugars 3.3 Cowpea
Fiber 6.5 Cowpea
Copper 0.268 0.093 Cowpea
Zinc 1.29 0.56 Cowpea
Starch
Phosphorus 156 63 Cowpea
Sodium 4 6 Cowpea
Vitamin A 15 20 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.28 Cowpea
Vitamin D 0 Cowpea
Vitamin B1 0.202 0.209 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.15 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.495 0.992 Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.411 0.183 Cowpea
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.034 Cowpea
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 1.7 Cowpea
Folic acid (B9) 0 57 Pasta
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.138 0.15 Cowpea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 0.124 Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 0.429 Pasta
Tryptophan 0.095 0.065 Cowpea
Threonine 0.294 0.134 Cowpea
Isoleucine 0.314 0.197 Cowpea
Leucine 0.592 0.348 Cowpea
Lysine 0.523 0.097 Cowpea
Methionine 0.11 0.079 Cowpea
Phenylalanine 0.451 0.247 Cowpea
Valine 0.368 0.217 Cowpea
Histidine 0.24 0.103 Cowpea
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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