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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 Iron +43.4%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +62.6%
Contains more Magnesium +150.9%
Contains more Copper +85.8%
Contains more Zinc +114.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Contains more Iron +43.4%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +62.6%
Contains more Magnesium +150.9%
Contains more Copper +85.8%
Contains more Zinc +114.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 12% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 0% 6% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 0% 51% 13% 10% 25% 24% 0% 5% 156%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Barley Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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