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Chickpea vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chickpea and Broad bean different?

  • Chickpea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B5, Fiber, and Phosphorus, however Broad bean is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Chickpea is 898% higher.
  • Chickpea contains 7 times more Vitamin B5 than Broad bean. While Chickpea contains 1.588mg of Vitamin B5, Broad bean contains only 0.225mg.

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Beans, fava, in pod, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +54.1%
Contains more Iron +178.1%
Contains more Magnesium +139.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.3%
Contains more Zinc +176%
Contains more Copper +63.2%
Equal in Sodium - 25
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Contains more Calcium +54.1%
Contains more Iron +178.1%
Contains more Magnesium +139.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.3%
Contains more Zinc +176%
Contains more Copper +63.2%
Equal in Sodium - 25

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 B1 +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +605.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +414.4%
Contains more Folate +276.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +397%
Contains more Vitamin E +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +354.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3.7
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +605.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +414.4%
Contains more Folate +276.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +397%
Contains more Vitamin E +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +354.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3.7

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chickpea Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 50.75g 10.13g Chickpea
Protein 20.47g 7.92g Chickpea
Fats 6.04g 0.73g Chickpea
Carbs 62.95g 17.63g Chickpea
Calories 378kcal 88kcal Chickpea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.7g 9.21g Broad bean
Fiber 12.2g 7.5g Chickpea
Calcium 57mg 37mg Chickpea
Iron 4.31mg 1.55mg Chickpea
Magnesium 79mg 33mg Chickpea
Phosphorus 252mg 129mg Chickpea
Potassium 718mg 332mg Chickpea
Sodium 24mg 25mg Chickpea
Zinc 2.76mg 1mg Chickpea
Copper 0.656mg 0.402mg Chickpea
Vitamin A 67IU 333IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.82mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 3.7mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.477mg 0.133mg Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 1.541mg 2.249mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 1.588mg 0.225mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535mg 0.104mg Chickpea
Folate 557µg 148µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 40.9µg Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.2mg mg Chickpea
Threonine 0.766mg mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882mg mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.465mg mg Chickpea
Lysine 1.377mg mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.27mg mg Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103mg mg Chickpea
Valine 0.865mg mg Chickpea
Histidine 0.566mg mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.603g 0.118g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377g 0.104g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731g 0.342g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chickpea Broad bean
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
74
Chickpea
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
43
Broad bean

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
123%
Chickpea
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
18%
Broad bean
Fats
28%
Chickpea
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chickpea
Chickpea contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.49g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.485g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/nutrients
  2. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.