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Chickpea vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chickpea and Seed

  • Chickpea has more Manganese, and Folate, however Seed has more Selenium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B3, Iron, and Copper.
  • Chickpea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 808% more.
  • Chickpea has 11 times more Folate than Seed. Chickpea has 557µg of Folate, while Seed has 49µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Seeds, chia seeds, dried.

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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
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Seed
Contains more Potassium +76.4%
Contains more Calcium +1007%
Contains more Iron +79.1%
Contains more Magnesium +324.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +241.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +65.9%
Contains more Copper +40.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Contains more Potassium +76.4%
Contains more Calcium +1007%
Contains more Iron +79.1%
Contains more Magnesium +324.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +241.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +65.9%
Contains more Copper +40.9%

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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Seed
Contains more Vitamin A +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +64%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.7%
Contains more Folate +1036.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +473%
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 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +64%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.7%
Contains more Folate +1036.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +473%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chickpea Seed Opinion
Net carbs 50.75g 7.72g Chickpea
Protein 20.47g 16.54g Chickpea
Fats 6.04g 30.74g Seed
Carbs 62.95g 42.12g Chickpea
Calories 378kcal 486kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.7g g Seed
Fiber 12.2g 34.4g Seed
Calcium 57mg 631mg Seed
Iron 4.31mg 7.72mg Seed
Magnesium 79mg 335mg Seed
Phosphorus 252mg 860mg Seed
Potassium 718mg 407mg Chickpea
Sodium 24mg 16mg Seed
Zinc 2.76mg 4.58mg Seed
Copper 0.656mg 0.924mg Seed
Vitamin A 67IU 54IU Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82mg 0.5mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU IU Chickpea
Vitamin D 0µg µg Chickpea
Vitamin C 4mg 1.6mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.477mg 0.62mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.17mg Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.541mg 8.83mg Seed
Vitamin B5 1.588mg mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535mg mg Chickpea
Folate 557µg 49µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.436mg Seed
Threonine 0.766mg 0.709mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882mg 0.801mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.465mg 1.371mg Chickpea
Lysine 1.377mg 0.97mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.27mg 0.588mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.103mg 1.016mg Chickpea
Valine 0.865mg 0.95mg Seed
Histidine 0.566mg 0.531mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.14g Chickpea
Saturated Fat 0.603g 3.33g Chickpea
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377g 2.309g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731g 23.665g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chickpea Seed
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
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
195
Seed

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
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
42%
Seed
Fats
28%
Chickpea
142%
Seed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Seed
Seed contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.727g)
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)

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.