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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 Calcium +352%
Contains more Iron +244.9%
Contains more Magnesium +433.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +280.6%
Contains more Potassium +470.9%
Contains more Zinc +83.9%
Contains more Copper +407.4%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 191% 126% 177% 123% 2% 63% 298%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 56% 24% 47% 22% 1% 34% 59%
Contains more Calcium +352%
Contains more Iron +244.9%
Contains more Magnesium +433.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +280.6%
Contains more Potassium +470.9%
Contains more Zinc +83.9%
Contains more Copper +407.4%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +534.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin K +342.9%
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 46% 3% 0% 134% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 49% 0% 62%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +534.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin K +342.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bean Pea Opinion
Net carbs 47.05g 8.75g Bean
Protein 21.42g 5.42g Bean
Fats 1.23g 0.4g Bean
Carbs 62.55g 14.45g Bean
Calories 347kcal 81kcal Bean
Starch 34.17g g Bean
Fructose 0g 0.39g Pea
Sugar 2.11g 5.67g Bean
Fiber 15.5g 5.7g Bean
Calcium 113mg 25mg Bean
Iron 5.07mg 1.47mg Bean
Magnesium 176mg 33mg Bean
Phosphorus 411mg 108mg Bean
Potassium 1393mg 244mg Bean
Sodium 12mg 5mg Pea
Zinc 2.28mg 1.24mg Bean
Copper 0.893mg 0.176mg Bean
Vitamin A 0IU 765IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.13mg Bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.3mg 40mg Pea
Vitamin B1 0.713mg 0.266mg Bean
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.132mg Bean
Vitamin B3 1.174mg 2.09mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.785mg 0.104mg Bean
Vitamin B6 0.474mg 0.169mg Bean
Folate 525µg 65µg Bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.6µg 24.8µg Pea
Tryptophan 0.237mg 0.037mg Bean
Threonine 0.81mg 0.203mg Bean
Isoleucine 0.871mg 0.195mg Bean
Leucine 1.558mg 0.323mg Bean
Lysine 1.356mg 0.317mg Bean
Methionine 0.259mg 0.082mg Bean
Phenylalanine 1.095mg 0.2mg Bean
Valine 0.998mg 0.235mg Bean
Histidine 0.556mg 0.107mg Bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.235g 0.071g Pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.229g 0.035g Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407g 0.187g Bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bean 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
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

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?
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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.

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.