Amaranth grain vs. Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison
A recap on differences between Amaranth grain and Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
- Amaranth grain has more Manganese, and Selenium, however, Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is higher in Folate, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Copper, and Iron.
- Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) covers your daily Folate needs 47% more than Amaranth grain.
- Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains 2 times less Selenium than Amaranth grain. Amaranth grain contains 5.5µg of Selenium, while Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains 2.5µg.
Food varieties used in this article are Amaranth grain, cooked and Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.
Comparison summary table
|Lower in Sodium|
|Lower in Glycemic Index|
|Lower in price|
|Rich in vitamins|
|Lower in Sugar|
|Lower in Cholesterol|
|Lower in Saturated Fat|
|Rich in minerals||Equal|
All nutrients comparison - raw data values
|Vitamin A RAE||1µg|
Which food is preferable for your diet?
|Low Fats diet|
|Low Carbs diet|
|Low Calories diet|
|Low Glycemic Index diet|