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Bean vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bean and Chickpea different?

  • Bean is richer in Selenium, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Fiber, and Iron, while Chickpea is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B5.
  • Chickpea covers your daily need of Manganese 876% more than Bean.
  • Bean contains 10000000 times more Selenium than Chickpea. Bean contains 27.9µg of Selenium, while Chickpea contains 0µg.

Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw types were used 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
Bean
7
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Contains more Calcium +98.2%
Contains more Iron +17.6%
Contains more Magnesium +122.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.1%
Contains more Potassium +94%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +36.1%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 191% 126% 177% 123% 2% 63% 298%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Contains more Calcium +98.2%
Contains more Iron +17.6%
Contains more Magnesium +122.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.1%
Contains more Potassium +94%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +36.1%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%

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
Bean
2
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Contains more Vitamin C +57.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +290.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +60.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.212
Equal in Folate - 557
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 21% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 394% 0% 14%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 17% 0% 14% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 418% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +290.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +60.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.212
Equal in Folate - 557

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.
Bean Chickpea
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bean Chickpea Opinion
Net carbs 47.05g 50.75g Chickpea
Protein 21.42g 20.47g Bean
Fats 1.23g 6.04g Chickpea
Carbs 62.55g 62.95g Chickpea
Calories 347kcal 378kcal Chickpea
Starch 34.17g g Bean
Fructose 0g g Bean
Sugar 2.11g 10.7g Bean
Fiber 15.5g 12.2g Bean
Calcium 113mg 57mg Bean
Iron 5.07mg 4.31mg Bean
Magnesium 176mg 79mg Bean
Phosphorus 411mg 252mg Bean
Potassium 1393mg 718mg Bean
Sodium 12mg 24mg Bean
Zinc 2.28mg 2.76mg Chickpea
Copper 0.893mg 0.656mg Bean
Vitamin A 0IU 67IU Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.82mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.3mg 4mg Bean
Vitamin B1 0.713mg 0.477mg Bean
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.212mg
Vitamin B3 1.174mg 1.541mg Chickpea
Vitamin B5 0.785mg 1.588mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.474mg 0.535mg Chickpea
Folate 525µg 557µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.6µg 9µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.237mg 0.2mg Bean
Threonine 0.81mg 0.766mg Bean
Isoleucine 0.871mg 0.882mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.558mg 1.465mg Bean
Lysine 1.356mg 1.377mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.259mg 0.27mg Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.095mg 1.103mg Chickpea
Valine 0.998mg 0.865mg Bean
Histidine 0.556mg 0.566mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.235g 0.603g Bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.229g 1.377g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407g 2.731g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bean Chickpea
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
70
Bean
74
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
126
Bean
88
Chickpea

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
129%
Bean
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
63%
Bean
63%
Chickpea
Fats
6%
Bean
28%
Chickpea

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bean
Bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.59g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bean
Bean contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bean
Bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.368g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bean
Bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in minerals
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. Bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175199/nutrients
  2. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.