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

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What are the main differences between Broad bean and Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)?

  • Broad bean is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin B2, Copper, Vitamin B3, Manganese, and Vitamin E , yet Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is richer in Folate, Iron, and Vitamin B1.
  • Broad bean's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 33% higher.
  • Broad bean has 5 times more Vitamin B2 than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea). Broad bean has 0.29mg of Vitamin B2, while Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 0.055mg.

We used Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt 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
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +19.4%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +60.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.9%
Contains less Sodium -84%
Contains more Zinc +29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +19.4%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +60.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.9%
Contains less Sodium -84%
Contains more Zinc +29%

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 +2120%
Contains more Vitamin E +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +825%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2305.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.7%
Contains more Folate +40.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.1
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 1% 6% 0% 2% 51% 13% 10% 25% 24% 156% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +2120%
Contains more Vitamin E +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +825%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2305.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.7%
Contains more Folate +40.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.1

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 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 14.26g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 7.92g 7.73g Broad bean
Fats 0.73g 0.53g Broad bean
Carbs 17.63g 20.76g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calories 88kcal 116kcal Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.21g 3.3g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fiber 7.5g 6.5g Broad bean
Calcium 37mg 24mg Broad bean
Iron 1.55mg 2.51mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 33mg 53mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phosphorus 129mg 156mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Potassium 332mg 278mg Broad bean
Sodium 25mg 4mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1mg 1.29mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.402mg 0.268mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 333IU 15IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg 0.28mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 0.4mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.202mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.055mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 0.495mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.411mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.1mg Broad bean
Folate 148µg 208µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg 1.7µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg 0.095mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine mg 0.294mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine mg 0.314mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Leucine mg 0.592mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lysine mg 0.523mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine mg 0.11mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine mg 0.451mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine mg 0.368mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Histidine mg 0.24mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.138g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 0.044g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 0.225g Broad bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Cowpea (Black-eyed 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
37
Broad bean
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad 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
48%
Broad bean
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats
3%
Broad bean
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.91g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. 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.