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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 Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Fiber, and Iron, while Chickpea is higher in Manganese, Selenium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Chickpea covers your daily need of Manganese 876% more than Bean.
  • Bean contains 2 times more Magnesium than Chickpea. Bean contains 176mg of Magnesium, while Chickpea contains 79mg.

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
:
Contains more Iron +17.6%
Contains more Calcium +98.2%
Contains more Potassium +94%
Contains more Magnesium +122.8%
Contains more Copper +36.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 34% 123% 126% 298% 63% 177% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Contains more Iron +17.6%
Contains more Calcium +98.2%
Contains more Potassium +94%
Contains more Magnesium +122.8%
Contains more Copper +36.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
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
:
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 21% 0% 5% 0% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 0% 14% 394%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 5% 17% 0% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 0% 23% 418%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Bean Chickpea
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.