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Cereal vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cereal and Chickpea

  • Cereal is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, and Zinc, yet Chickpea is richer in Manganese, Copper, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Chickpea is 892% higher.
  • Cereal contains 271 times more Vitamin A RAE than Chickpea. Cereal contains 814µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Chickpea contains 3µg.

Food types used in this article are Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) 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
Contains more Iron +690.3%
Contains more Zinc +175.4%
Contains more Calcium +470%
Contains more Magnesium +315.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.3%
Contains more Potassium +583.8%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Copper +378.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Contains more Iron +690.3%
Contains more Zinc +175.4%
Contains more Calcium +470%
Contains more Magnesium +315.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.3%
Contains more Potassium +583.8%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Copper +378.8%

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
Cereal
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Contains more Vitamin A +4067.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +862.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1725.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1822.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1018.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +602.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 168% 2% 0% 129% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
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 +4067.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +862.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1725.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1822.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1018.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +602.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cereal Chickpea Opinion
Net carbs 85.45g 50.75g Cereal
Protein 6.06g 20.47g Chickpea
Fats 1.08g 6.04g Chickpea
Carbs 86.85g 62.95g Cereal
Calories 378kcal 378kcal
Starch g g
Fructose 0.26g g Cereal
Sugar 10.35g 10.7g Cereal
Fiber 1.4g 12.2g Chickpea
Calcium 10mg 57mg Chickpea
Iron 34.06mg 4.31mg Cereal
Magnesium 19mg 79mg Chickpea
Phosphorus 77mg 252mg Chickpea
Potassium 105mg 718mg Chickpea
Sodium 795mg 24mg Chickpea
Zinc 7.6mg 2.76mg Cereal
Copper 0.137mg 0.656mg Chickpea
Vitamin A 2792IU 67IU Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.82mg Chickpea
Vitamin D IU 0IU Chickpea
Vitamin D µg 0µg Chickpea
Vitamin C 38.5mg 4mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 6.288mg 0.477mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87mg 0.212mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62mg 1.541mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226mg 1.588mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 5.986mg 0.535mg Cereal
Folate µg 557µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Chickpea
Vitamin K 0µg 9µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.2mg Chickpea
Threonine 0.241mg 0.766mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.26mg 0.882mg Chickpea
Leucine 0.767mg 1.465mg Chickpea
Lysine 0.113mg 1.377mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.13mg 0.27mg Chickpea
Phenylalanine 0.365mg 1.103mg Chickpea
Valine 0.344mg 0.865mg Chickpea
Histidine 0.162mg 0.566mg Chickpea
Cholesterol mg 0mg Cereal
Trans Fat g 0g Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.26g 0.603g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204g 1.377g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354g 2.731g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cereal Chickpea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
393
Cereal
74
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
212
Cereal
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
36%
Cereal
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
63%
Chickpea
Fats
5%
Cereal
28%
Chickpea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chickpea
Chickpea contains less Sodium (difference - 771mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.35g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.343g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. 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.