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Chickpea vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chickpea and Cereal

  • Chickpea is richer in Manganese, Copper, and Fiber, yet Cereal is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Chickpea is 892% higher.
  • Chickpea contains 9 times more Fiber than Cereal. Chickpea contains 12.2g of Fiber, while Cereal contains 1.4g.

Food types used in this article are Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands).

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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 +470%
Contains more Potassium +583.8%
Contains more Magnesium +315.8%
Contains more Copper +378.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.3%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Iron +690.3%
Contains more Zinc +175.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1278% 3% 10% 14% 46% 208% 33% 104%
Contains more Calcium +470%
Contains more Potassium +583.8%
Contains more Magnesium +315.8%
Contains more Copper +378.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.3%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Iron +690.3%
Contains more Zinc +175.4%

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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Cereal
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +602.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +862.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +4067.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1725.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1822.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1018.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 5% 17% 0% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 0% 23% 418%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 129% 168% 2% 0% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +602.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +862.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +4067.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1725.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1822.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1018.9%

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
393
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
212
Cereal

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
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
87%
Cereal
Fats
28%
Chickpea
5%
Cereal

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

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Chickpea Cereal
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.35g)
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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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.