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Chickpea vs Soybean meal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chickpea and Soybean meal

  • Chickpea is higher in Manganese, and Folate, yet Soybean meal is higher in Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Calcium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Chickpea covers your daily Manganese needs 761% more than Soybean meal.
  • Chickpea contains 2 times more Folate than Soybean meal. While Chickpea contains 557µg of Folate, Soybean meal contains only 303µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Soy meal, defatted, 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
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Contains more Iron +217.9%
Contains more Calcium +328.1%
Contains more Potassium +246.8%
Contains more Magnesium +287.3%
Contains more Copper +204.9%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.2%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 514% 74% 220% 219% 667% 138% 301% 1%
Contains more Iron +217.9%
Contains more Calcium +328.1%
Contains more Potassium +246.8%
Contains more Magnesium +287.3%
Contains more Copper +204.9%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.2%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +67.5%
Contains more Folate +83.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.569
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% 3% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 0% 0% 228%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +67.5%
Contains more Folate +83.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.569

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
63
Soybean meal
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
266
Soybean meal

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
295%
Soybean meal
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
36%
Soybean meal
Fats
28%
Chickpea
11%
Soybean meal

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

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Chickpea Soybean meal
Low Calories diet ok
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?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.335g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chickpea Soybean meal Opinion
Calories 378 337 Chickpea
Protein 20.47 49.2 Soybean meal
Fats 6.04 2.39 Chickpea
Vitamin C 4 0 Chickpea
Carbs 62.95 35.89 Chickpea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.31 13.7 Soybean meal
Calcium 57 244 Soybean meal
Potassium 718 2490 Soybean meal
Magnesium 79 306 Soybean meal
Sugar 10.7 Soybean meal
Fiber 12.2 Chickpea
Copper 0.656 2 Soybean meal
Zinc 2.76 5.06 Soybean meal
Starch
Phosphorus 252 701 Soybean meal
Sodium 24 3 Soybean meal
Vitamin A 67 40 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.477 0.691 Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.251 Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 1.541 2.587 Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.588 1.976 Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.535 0.569 Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Chickpea
Folate 557 303 Chickpea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.603 0.268 Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377 0.409 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731 1.045 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2 0.653 Soybean meal
Threonine 0.766 1.952 Soybean meal
Isoleucine 0.882 2.18 Soybean meal
Leucine 1.465 3.66 Soybean meal
Lysine 1.377 2.991 Soybean meal
Methionine 0.27 0.606 Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 1.103 2.346 Soybean meal
Valine 0.865 2.243 Soybean meal
Histidine 0.566 1.212 Soybean meal
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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. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/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.