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

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A recap on differences between Green bean and Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

  • Green bean has more Vitamin K, and Vitamin C, however Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is higher in Folate, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Zinc.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) covers your daily Folate needs 44% more than Green bean.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains 31 times less Vitamin C than Green bean. Green bean contains 12.2mg of Vitamin C, while Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains 0.4mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Beans, snap, green, raw and Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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 Iron +143.7%
Contains more Magnesium +112%
Contains more Phosphorus +310.5%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +437.5%
Contains more Copper +288.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 18% 17% 19% 1% 7% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Iron +143.7%
Contains more Magnesium +112%
Contains more Phosphorus +310.5%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +437.5%
Contains more Copper +288.4%

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 +4500%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +2950%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41%
Contains more Vitamin K +2429.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.7%
Contains more Folate +530.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 42% 9% 0% 41% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 25% 0% 108%
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 +4500%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +2950%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41%
Contains more Vitamin K +2429.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.7%
Contains more Folate +530.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Green bean Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Opinion
Net carbs 4.27g 14.26g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 1.83g 7.73g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats 0.22g 0.53g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 6.97g 20.76g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calories 31kcal 116kcal Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Starch 0.88g g Green bean
Fructose 1.39g g Green bean
Sugar 3.26g 3.3g Green bean
Fiber 2.7g 6.5g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 37mg 24mg Green bean
Iron 1.03mg 2.51mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 25mg 53mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phosphorus 38mg 156mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Potassium 211mg 278mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 6mg 4mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 0.24mg 1.29mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.069mg 0.268mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 690IU 15IU Green bean
Vitamin E 0.41mg 0.28mg Green bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12.2mg 0.4mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.202mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.104mg 0.055mg Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.734mg 0.495mg Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.411mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.141mg 0.1mg Green bean
Folate 33µg 208µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 43µg 1.7µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.095mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.079mg 0.294mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.314mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Leucine 0.112mg 0.592mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lysine 0.088mg 0.523mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.022mg 0.11mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine 0.067mg 0.451mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.09mg 0.368mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Histidine 0.034mg 0.24mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.138g Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.044g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113g 0.225g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Green 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
27
Green bean
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Mineral Summary Score
17
Green 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
11%
Green bean
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbohydrates
7%
Green bean
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats
1%
Green bean
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.04g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.088g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Green bean
Green bean is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Green bean
Green bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.