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Bean vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Bean
Bean contains less Sugars (difference - 4.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bean
Bean contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bean
Bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.255g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bean
Bean 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.
Bean Chickpea
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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
Bean Chickpea
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
32
Bean
29
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
88
Bean
55
Chickpea

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
Bean
7
:
Contains more Iron +56.4%
Contains more Calcium +131.6%
Contains more Potassium +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +139.2%
Contains more Copper +43.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Contains more Iron +56.4%
Contains more Calcium +131.6%
Contains more Potassium +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +139.2%
Contains more Copper +43.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76

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
Bean
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +70.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +60.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.212
Equal in Vitamin K - 9
Contains more Vitamin C +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +70.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +60.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.212
Equal in Vitamin K - 9

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
143%
Bean
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
63%
Bean
63%
Chickpea
Fats
5%
Bean
28%
Chickpea

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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 Bean Chickpea Opinion
Calories 347 378 Chickpea
Protein 23.86 20.47 Bean
Fats 1.15 6.04 Chickpea
Vitamin C 4.8 4 Bean
Carbs 62.62 62.95 Chickpea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 4.31 Bean
Calcium 132 57 Bean
Potassium 1246 718 Bean
Magnesium 189 79 Bean
Sugars 6.6 10.7 Chickpea
Fiber 16.3 12.2 Bean
Copper 0.941 0.656 Bean
Zinc 2.68 2.76 Chickpea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 252 Bean
Sodium 15 24 Bean
Vitamin A 114 67 Bean
Vitamin E 0.51 0.82 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.477 Bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.212 Bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 1.541 Bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 1.588 Bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.535 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 9
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.603 Bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 1.377 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 2.731 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.26 0.2 Bean
Threonine 0.782 0.766 Bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.882 Bean
Leucine 1.847 1.465 Bean
Lysine 1.664 1.377 Bean
Methionine 0.286 0.27 Bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 1.103 Bean
Valine 1.237 0.865 Bean
Histidine 0.695 0.566 Bean
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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