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Chickpea vs Millet - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chickpea and Millet?

  • Chickpea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Fiber, Vitamin B6, and Zinc, yet Millet is higher in Vitamin B3, and Copper.
  • Chickpea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 855% more.
  • Chickpea has 7 times more Folate than Millet. While Chickpea has 557µg of Folate, Millet has only 85µg.

We used Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Millet, raw types 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 Iron +43.2%
Contains more Calcium +612.5%
Contains more Potassium +268.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Magnesium +44.3%
Contains more Copper +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.1%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 113% 3% 18% 82% 250% 46% 123% 1%
Contains more Iron +43.2%
Contains more Calcium +612.5%
Contains more Potassium +268.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Magnesium +44.3%
Contains more Copper +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.1%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%

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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Millet
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1540%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Folate +555.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.3%
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 0% 0% 1% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 0% 3% 64%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1540%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Folate +555.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.3%

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
39
Millet
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
79
Millet

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
66%
Millet
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
73%
Millet
Fats
28%
Chickpea
19%
Millet

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

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Chickpea Millet
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 is lower in Sugar?
Millet
Millet is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.12g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chickpea Millet Opinion
Calories 378 378
Protein 20.47 11.02 Chickpea
Fats 6.04 4.22 Chickpea
Vitamin C 4 0 Chickpea
Carbs 62.95 72.85 Millet
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.31 3.01 Chickpea
Calcium 57 8 Chickpea
Potassium 718 195 Chickpea
Magnesium 79 114 Millet
Sugar 10.7 Millet
Fiber 12.2 8.5 Chickpea
Copper 0.656 0.75 Millet
Zinc 2.76 1.68 Chickpea
Starch
Phosphorus 252 285 Millet
Sodium 24 5 Millet
Vitamin A 67 0 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82 0.05 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.477 0.421 Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.29 Millet
Vitamin B3 1.541 4.72 Millet
Vitamin B5 1.588 0.848 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535 0.384 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 0.9 Chickpea
Folate 557 85 Chickpea
Trans Fat 0 Millet
Saturated Fat 0.603 0.723 Chickpea
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377 0.773 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731 2.134 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2 0.119 Chickpea
Threonine 0.766 0.353 Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882 0.465 Chickpea
Leucine 1.465 1.4 Chickpea
Lysine 1.377 0.212 Chickpea
Methionine 0.27 0.221 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103 0.58 Chickpea
Valine 0.865 0.578 Chickpea
Histidine 0.566 0.236 Chickpea
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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
  2. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/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.