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Black turtle bean vs Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Black turtle bean and Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) different?

  • Black turtle bean has more Copper, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Fiber, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, and Vitamin B6 than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea).
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Black turtle bean is 81% higher.
  • Black turtle bean contains 5 times more Potassium than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea). While Black turtle bean contains 1500mg of Potassium, Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains only 278mg.

Beans, black turtle, mature seeds, raw and Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt are the varieties 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
Contains more Iron +246.6%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Potassium +439.6%
Contains more Magnesium +201.9%
Contains more Copper +273.1%
Contains more Zinc +70.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +182.1%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 327% 48% 133% 115% 334% 60% 189% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Contains more Iron +246.6%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Potassium +439.6%
Contains more Magnesium +201.9%
Contains more Copper +273.1%
Contains more Zinc +70.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +182.1%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +345.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +294.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186%
Contains more Vitamin K +229.4%
Contains more Folate +113.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
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% 5% 0% 225% 45% 37% 54% 66% 0% 14% 334%
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 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +345.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +294.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186%
Contains more Vitamin K +229.4%
Contains more Folate +113.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%

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
65
Black turtle bean
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Mineral Summary Score
150
Black turtle bean
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
128%
Black turtle bean
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbohydrates
63%
Black turtle bean
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats
4%
Black turtle bean
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.
Black turtle bean 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

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Black turtle bean 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 - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.094g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.18g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean 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 Black turtle bean Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Opinion
Calories 339 116 Black turtle bean
Protein 21.25 7.73 Black turtle bean
Fats 0.9 0.53 Black turtle bean
Vitamin C 0 0.4 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 63.25 20.76 Black turtle bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.7 2.51 Black turtle bean
Calcium 160 24 Black turtle bean
Potassium 1500 278 Black turtle bean
Magnesium 160 53 Black turtle bean
Sugar 2.12 3.3 Black turtle bean
Fiber 15.5 6.5 Black turtle bean
Copper 1 0.268 Black turtle bean
Zinc 2.2 1.29 Black turtle bean
Starch
Phosphorus 440 156 Black turtle bean
Sodium 9 4 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 17 15 Black turtle bean
Vitamin E 0.21 0.28 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.9 0.202 Black turtle bean
Vitamin B2 0.193 0.055 Black turtle bean
Vitamin B3 1.955 0.495 Black turtle bean
Vitamin B5 0.899 0.411 Black turtle bean
Vitamin B6 0.286 0.1 Black turtle bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.6 1.7 Black turtle bean
Folate 444 208 Black turtle bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.232 0.138 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.078 0.044 Black turtle bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.387 0.225 Black turtle bean
Tryptophan 0.252 0.095 Black turtle bean
Threonine 0.894 0.294 Black turtle bean
Isoleucine 0.938 0.314 Black turtle bean
Leucine 1.697 0.592 Black turtle bean
Lysine 1.459 0.523 Black turtle bean
Methionine 0.32 0.11 Black turtle bean
Phenylalanine 1.149 0.451 Black turtle bean
Valine 1.112 0.368 Black turtle bean
Histidine 0.592 0.24 Black turtle bean
Fructose

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. Black turtle bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175186/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.