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Tempeh vs Cowpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sugars (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea
Cowpea contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea
Cowpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.401g)
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.
Tempeh Cowpea
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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
Tempeh 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
14
Tempeh
8
Cowpea
Mineral Summary Score
45
Tempeh
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
Tempeh
6
:
2
Cowpea
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Magnesium +52.8%
Contains more Copper +109%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.5%
Contains more Zinc +13.2%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Equal in Iron - 2.51
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Magnesium +52.8%
Contains more Copper +109%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.5%
Contains more Zinc +13.2%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Equal in Iron - 2.51

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
Tempeh
4
:
6
Cowpea
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.8%

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
122%
Tempeh
46%
Cowpea
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
21%
Cowpea
Fats
50%
Tempeh
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 Tempeh Cowpea Opinion
Calories 192 116 Tempeh
Protein 20.29 7.73 Tempeh
Fats 10.8 0.53 Tempeh
Vitamin C 0 0.4 Cowpea
Carbs 7.64 20.76 Cowpea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.7 2.51 Tempeh
Calcium 111 24 Tempeh
Potassium 412 278 Tempeh
Magnesium 81 53 Tempeh
Sugars 3.3 Cowpea
Fiber 6.5 Cowpea
Copper 0.56 0.268 Tempeh
Zinc 1.14 1.29 Cowpea
Starch
Phosphorus 266 156 Tempeh
Sodium 9 4 Cowpea
Vitamin A 0 15 Cowpea
Vitamin E 0.28 Cowpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.202 Cowpea
Vitamin B2 0.358 0.055 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64 0.495 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278 0.411 Cowpea
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.1 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08 0 Tempeh
Vitamin K 1.7 Cowpea
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.539 0.138 Cowpea
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205 0.044 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 0.225 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.194 0.095 Tempeh
Threonine 0.796 0.294 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88 0.314 Tempeh
Leucine 1.43 0.592 Tempeh
Lysine 0.908 0.523 Tempeh
Methionine 0.175 0.11 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893 0.451 Tempeh
Valine 0.92 0.368 Tempeh
Histidine 0.466 0.24 Tempeh
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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