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Barley vs Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Barley and Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)?

  • Barley is higher in Selenium, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6, yet Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is higher in Folate.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Selenium is 64% more.
  • Barley has 9 times more Vitamin B3 than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea). While Barley has 4.604mg of Vitamin B3, Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has only 0.495mg.

We used Barley, hulled and Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt types in this article.

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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
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Iron +43.4%
Contains more Magnesium +150.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +62.6%
Contains more Zinc +114.7%
Contains more Copper +85.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Iron +43.4%
Contains more Magnesium +150.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +62.6%
Contains more Zinc +114.7%
Contains more Copper +85.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
Barley
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +219.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +830.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +218%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.7%
Contains more Folate +994.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 2% 51% 13% 10% 25% 24% 156% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +219.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +830.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +218%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.7%
Contains more Folate +994.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Barley Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 14.26g Barley
Protein 12.48g 7.73g Barley
Fats 2.3g 0.53g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 20.76g Barley
Calories 354kcal 116kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.8g 3.3g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 6.5g Barley
Calcium 33mg 24mg Barley
Iron 3.6mg 2.51mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 53mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 156mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 278mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 4mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 2.77mg 1.29mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.268mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 15IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.28mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.4mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.202mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.055mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 0.495mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.411mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.1mg Barley
Folate 19µg 208µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 1.7µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.095mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.294mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.314mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.592mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.523mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.24mg 0.11mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.451mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.368mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.24mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.138g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.044g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.225g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
36
Barley
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

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 food.
Protein
75%
Barley
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats
11%
Barley
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.344g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170283/nutrients
  2. Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173759/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.