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Sesame vs Cowpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sugars (difference - 3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea
Cowpea contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea
Cowpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.819g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cowpea
Cowpea is cheaper (difference - $2)
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.
Sesame Cowpea
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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
Sesame Cowpea
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
33
Sesame
8
Cowpea
Mineral Summary Score
224
Sesame
28
Cowpea

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
Sesame
7
:
1
Cowpea
Contains more Iron +479.7%
Contains more Calcium +3962.5%
Contains more Potassium +68.3%
Contains more Magnesium +562.3%
Contains more Copper +1423.1%
Contains more Zinc +500.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +303.2%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Iron +479.7%
Contains more Calcium +3962.5%
Contains more Potassium +68.3%
Contains more Magnesium +562.3%
Contains more Copper +1423.1%
Contains more Zinc +500.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +303.2%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%

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
Sesame
4
:
5
Cowpea
Contains more Vitamin B1 +291.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +349.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +812.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +690%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +12%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +722%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +291.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +349.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +812.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +690%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +12%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +722%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
106%
Sesame
46%
Cowpea
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
21%
Cowpea
Fats
229%
Sesame
2%
Cowpea

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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 Sesame Cowpea Opinion
Calories 573 116 Sesame
Protein 17.73 7.73 Sesame
Fats 49.67 0.53 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 0.4 Cowpea
Carbs 23.45 20.76 Sesame
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 14.55 2.51 Sesame
Calcium 975 24 Sesame
Potassium 468 278 Sesame
Magnesium 351 53 Sesame
Sugars 0.3 3.3 Cowpea
Fiber 11.8 6.5 Sesame
Copper 4.082 0.268 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 1.29 Sesame
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Phosphorus 629 156 Sesame
Sodium 11 4 Cowpea
Vitamin A 9 15 Cowpea
Vitamin E 0.25 0.28 Cowpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.791 0.202 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247 0.055 Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515 0.495 Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.411 Cowpea
Vitamin B6 0.79 0.1 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 1.7 Cowpea
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Sesame
Saturated Fat 6.957 0.138 Cowpea
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 0.044 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 0.225 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388 0.095 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 0.294 Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763 0.314 Sesame
Leucine 1.358 0.592 Sesame
Lysine 0.569 0.523 Sesame
Methionine 0.586 0.11 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 0.451 Sesame
Valine 0.99 0.368 Sesame
Histidine 0.522 0.24 Sesame
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