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Wheat gluten vs Cowpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten contains less Sugars (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea
Cowpea contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea
Cowpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.134g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cowpea
Cowpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cowpea
Cowpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Wheat gluten Cowpea
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Wheat gluten 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
0
Wheat gluten
8
Cowpea
Mineral Summary Score
35
Wheat gluten
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
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5
Cowpea
Contains more Iron +107.2%
Contains more Calcium +491.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +178%
Contains more Magnesium +112%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +51.8%
Contains less Sodium -86.2%
Contains more Iron +107.2%
Contains more Calcium +491.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +178%
Contains more Magnesium +112%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +51.8%
Contains less Sodium -86.2%

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
:
9
Cowpea
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
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
451%
Wheat gluten
46%
Cowpea
Carbohydrates
14%
Wheat gluten
21%
Cowpea
Fats
9%
Wheat gluten
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 Wheat gluten Cowpea Opinion
Calories 370 116 Wheat gluten
Protein 75.16 7.73 Wheat gluten
Fats 1.85 0.53 Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 0 0.4 Cowpea
Carbs 13.79 20.76 Cowpea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.2 2.51 Wheat gluten
Calcium 142 24 Wheat gluten
Potassium 100 278 Cowpea
Magnesium 25 53 Cowpea
Sugars 0 3.3 Cowpea
Fiber 0.6 6.5 Cowpea
Copper 0.182 0.268 Cowpea
Zinc 0.85 1.29 Cowpea
Starch
Phosphorus 260 156 Wheat gluten
Sodium 29 4 Cowpea
Vitamin A 0 15 Cowpea
Vitamin E 0 0.28 Cowpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0 0.202 Cowpea
Vitamin B2 0 0.055 Cowpea
Vitamin B3 0 0.495 Cowpea
Vitamin B5 0 0.411 Cowpea
Vitamin B6 0 0.1 Cowpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 1.7 Cowpea
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.138 Cowpea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.156 0.044 Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81 0.225 Wheat gluten
Tryptophan 0.095 Cowpea
Threonine 0.294 Cowpea
Isoleucine 0.314 Cowpea
Leucine 0.592 Cowpea
Lysine 0.523 Cowpea
Methionine 0.11 Cowpea
Phenylalanine 0.451 Cowpea
Valine 0.368 Cowpea
Histidine 0.24 Cowpea
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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