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

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

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has less Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6 than Black gram.
  • Black gram's daily need coverage for Copper is 79% higher.
  • Black gram has 5 times more Magnesium than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea). Black gram has 267mg of Magnesium, while Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 53mg.

We used Mungo beans, mature seeds, 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 Iron +201.6%
Contains more Calcium +475%
Contains more Potassium +253.6%
Contains more Magnesium +403.8%
Contains more Copper +266%
Contains more Zinc +159.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +142.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 284% 42% 87% 191% 327% 92% 163% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Contains more Iron +201.6%
Contains more Calcium +475%
Contains more Potassium +253.6%
Contains more Magnesium +403.8%
Contains more Copper +266%
Contains more Zinc +159.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +142.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.5%

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 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +361.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +192.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Folate - 208
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% 0% 0% 69% 59% 28% 55% 65% 0% 0% 162%
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 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +361.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +192.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Folate - 208

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
36
Black gram
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Mineral Summary Score
149
Black gram
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
151%
Black gram
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbohydrates
59%
Black gram
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats
8%
Black gram
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 gram Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 gram 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 - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Black gram
Black gram is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black gram
Black gram is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black gram
Black gram 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 gram Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Opinion
Calories 341 116 Black gram
Protein 25.21 7.73 Black gram
Fats 1.64 0.53 Black gram
Vitamin C 0 0.4 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 58.99 20.76 Black gram
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.57 2.51 Black gram
Calcium 138 24 Black gram
Potassium 983 278 Black gram
Magnesium 267 53 Black gram
Sugar 3.3 Black gram
Fiber 18.3 6.5 Black gram
Copper 0.981 0.268 Black gram
Zinc 3.35 1.29 Black gram
Starch
Phosphorus 379 156 Black gram
Sodium 38 4 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 23 15 Black gram
Vitamin E 0.28 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.273 0.202 Black gram
Vitamin B2 0.254 0.055 Black gram
Vitamin B3 1.447 0.495 Black gram
Vitamin B5 0.906 0.411 Black gram
Vitamin B6 0.281 0.1 Black gram
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 216 208 Black gram
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.114 0.138 Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.085 0.044 Black gram
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071 0.225 Black gram
Tryptophan 0.263 0.095 Black gram
Threonine 0.875 0.294 Black gram
Isoleucine 1.287 0.314 Black gram
Leucine 2.089 0.592 Black gram
Lysine 1.674 0.523 Black gram
Methionine 0.367 0.11 Black gram
Phenylalanine 1.473 0.451 Black gram
Valine 1.416 0.368 Black gram
Histidine 0.706 0.24 Black gram
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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 gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174259/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.