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Broad bean vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Broad bean and Chickpea different?

  • Broad bean is higher in Vitamin K, however Chickpea is richer in Manganese, Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B5, Fiber, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Chickpea is 898% higher.
  • Broad bean contains 5 times more Vitamin K than Chickpea. While Broad bean contains 40.9µg of Vitamin K, Chickpea contains only 9µg.

Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw 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 Calcium +54.1%
Contains more Iron +178.1%
Contains more Magnesium +139.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.3%
Contains more Zinc +176%
Contains more Copper +63.2%
Equal in Sodium - 24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Contains more Calcium +54.1%
Contains more Iron +178.1%
Contains more Magnesium +139.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.3%
Contains more Zinc +176%
Contains more Copper +63.2%
Equal in Sodium - 24

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 +397%
Contains more Vitamin E +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +354.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +605.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +414.4%
Contains more Folate +276.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 4
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
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 A +397%
Contains more Vitamin E +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +354.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +605.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +414.4%
Contains more Folate +276.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 4

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Chickpea Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 50.75g Chickpea
Protein 7.92g 20.47g Chickpea
Fats 0.73g 6.04g Chickpea
Carbs 17.63g 62.95g Chickpea
Calories 88kcal 378kcal Chickpea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.21g 10.7g Broad bean
Fiber 7.5g 12.2g Chickpea
Calcium 37mg 57mg Chickpea
Iron 1.55mg 4.31mg Chickpea
Magnesium 33mg 79mg Chickpea
Phosphorus 129mg 252mg Chickpea
Potassium 332mg 718mg Chickpea
Sodium 25mg 24mg Chickpea
Zinc 1mg 2.76mg Chickpea
Copper 0.402mg 0.656mg Chickpea
Vitamin A 333IU 67IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg 0.82mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 4mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.477mg Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.212mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 1.541mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 1.588mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.535mg Chickpea
Folate 148µg 557µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg 9µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg 0.2mg Chickpea
Threonine mg 0.766mg Chickpea
Isoleucine mg 0.882mg Chickpea
Leucine mg 1.465mg Chickpea
Lysine mg 1.377mg Chickpea
Methionine mg 0.27mg Chickpea
Phenylalanine mg 1.103mg Chickpea
Valine mg 0.865mg Chickpea
Histidine mg 0.566mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.603g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 1.377g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 2.731g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Broad 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
37
Broad bean
74
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad 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
48%
Broad bean
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
63%
Chickpea
Fats
3%
Broad bean
28%
Chickpea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chickpea
Chickpea contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.49g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.485g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.