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Bean vs Pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Bean and Pea?

  • Bean is richer in Folate, Copper, Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, and Potassium, yet Pea is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 115% higher.
  • Bean has 16 times more Selenium than Pea. Bean has 27.9µg of Selenium, while Pea has 1.8µg.

We used Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw and Peas, green, raw types in this comparison.

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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
:
1
Pea
Contains more Iron +244.9%
Contains more Calcium +352%
Contains more Potassium +470.9%
Contains more Magnesium +433.3%
Contains more Copper +407.4%
Contains more Zinc +83.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +280.6%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 34% 123% 126% 298% 63% 177% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Contains more Iron +244.9%
Contains more Calcium +352%
Contains more Potassium +470.9%
Contains more Magnesium +433.3%
Contains more Copper +407.4%
Contains more Zinc +83.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +280.6%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%

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
6
:
4
Pea
Contains more Vitamin E +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +168%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +654.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +180.5%
Contains more Folate +707.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +534.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin K +342.9%
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 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
Contains more Vitamin E +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +168%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +654.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +180.5%
Contains more Folate +707.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +534.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin K +342.9%

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
39
Pea
Mineral Summary Score
126
Bean
31
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
129%
Bean
33%
Pea
Carbohydrates
63%
Bean
14%
Pea
Fats
6%
Bean
2%
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.
Bean Pea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bean 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?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pea
Pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.164g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bean
Bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.56g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bean
Bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
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)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bean Pea Opinion
Calories 347 81 Bean
Protein 21.42 5.42 Bean
Fats 1.23 0.4 Bean
Vitamin C 6.3 40 Pea
Carbs 62.55 14.45 Bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.07 1.47 Bean
Calcium 113 25 Bean
Potassium 1393 244 Bean
Magnesium 176 33 Bean
Sugar 2.11 5.67 Bean
Fiber 15.5 5.7 Bean
Copper 0.893 0.176 Bean
Zinc 2.28 1.24 Bean
Starch 34.17 Bean
Phosphorus 411 108 Bean
Sodium 12 5 Pea
Vitamin A 0 765 Pea
Vitamin E 0.21 0.13 Bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.713 0.266 Bean
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.132 Bean
Vitamin B3 1.174 2.09 Pea
Vitamin B5 0.785 0.104 Bean
Vitamin B6 0.474 0.169 Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.6 24.8 Pea
Folate 525 65 Bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.235 0.071 Pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.229 0.035 Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407 0.187 Bean
Tryptophan 0.237 0.037 Bean
Threonine 0.81 0.203 Bean
Isoleucine 0.871 0.195 Bean
Leucine 1.558 0.323 Bean
Lysine 1.356 0.317 Bean
Methionine 0.259 0.082 Bean
Phenylalanine 1.095 0.2 Bean
Valine 0.998 0.235 Bean
Histidine 0.556 0.107 Bean
Fructose 0 0.39 Pea

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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.