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Beef vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Beef and Chickpea

  • Beef is richer in Zinc, yet Chickpea is richer in Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B12, Copper, Fiber, Selenium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Chickpea is 926% higher.
  • Beef contains 10 times more Saturated Fat than Chickpea. Beef contains 5.895g of Saturated Fat, while Chickpea contains 0.603g.

Food types used in this article are Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw.

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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
Beef
1
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Contains more Zinc +128.6%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Iron +65.8%
Contains more Magnesium +276.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +125.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +671.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Contains more Zinc +128.6%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Iron +65.8%
Contains more Magnesium +276.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +125.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +671.8%

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
Beef
2
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +249%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +583.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +937%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.1%
Contains more Folate +6088.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +650%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
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 B3 +249%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +583.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +937%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.1%
Contains more Folate +6088.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +650%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Chickpea Opinion
Net carbs 0g 50.75g Chickpea
Protein 25.93g 20.47g Beef
Fats 15.41g 6.04g Beef
Carbs 0g 62.95g Chickpea
Calories 250kcal 378kcal Chickpea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 10.7g Beef
Fiber 0g 12.2g Chickpea
Calcium 18mg 57mg Chickpea
Iron 2.6mg 4.31mg Chickpea
Magnesium 21mg 79mg Chickpea
Phosphorus 198mg 252mg Chickpea
Potassium 318mg 718mg Chickpea
Sodium 72mg 24mg Chickpea
Zinc 6.31mg 2.76mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.656mg Chickpea
Vitamin A 9IU 67IU Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.82mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 2IU 0IU Beef
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 4mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.477mg Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.212mg Chickpea
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 1.541mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 1.588mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.535mg Chickpea
Folate 9µg 557µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 0µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg 9µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.2mg Chickpea
Threonine 0.72mg 0.766mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.822mg 0.882mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.45mg 1.465mg Chickpea
Lysine 1.54mg 1.377mg Beef
Methionine 0.478mg 0.27mg Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 1.103mg Chickpea
Valine 0.914mg 0.865mg Beef
Histidine 0.604mg 0.566mg Beef
Cholesterol 88mg 0mg Chickpea
Trans Fat 0.572g 0g Chickpea
Saturated Fat 5.895g 0.603g Chickpea
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 1.377g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 2.731g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef 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
52
Beef
74
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
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
156%
Beef
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
63%
Chickpea
Fats
71%
Beef
28%
Chickpea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chickpea
Chickpea contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 88mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.292g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef
Beef is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.7g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)

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. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.