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Chickpea vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chickpea and Teff different?

  • Chickpea is richer in Manganese, Fiber, Choline, and Vitamin B5, while Teff is higher in Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Calcium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Chickpea covers your daily need of Manganese 525% more than Teff.
  • Chickpea contains 8 times more Choline than Teff. Chickpea contains 99.3mg of Choline, while Teff contains 13.1mg.

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Teff, uncooked types were 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
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Teff
Contains more Potassium +68.1%
Contains more Calcium +215.8%
Contains more Iron +77%
Contains more Magnesium +132.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Contains more Potassium +68.1%
Contains more Calcium +215.8%
Contains more Iron +77%
Contains more Magnesium +132.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Contains more Copper +23.5%

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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Teff
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11%
Contains more Vitamin K +373.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.482
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 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11%
Contains more Vitamin K +373.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.482

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chickpea Teff Opinion
Net carbs 50.75g 65.13g Teff
Protein 20.47g 13.3g Chickpea
Fats 6.04g 2.38g Chickpea
Carbs 62.95g 73.13g Teff
Calories 378kcal 367kcal Chickpea
Starch g 36.56g Teff
Fructose g 0.47g Teff
Sugar 10.7g 1.84g Teff
Fiber 12.2g 8g Chickpea
Calcium 57mg 180mg Teff
Iron 4.31mg 7.63mg Teff
Magnesium 79mg 184mg Teff
Phosphorus 252mg 429mg Teff
Potassium 718mg 427mg Chickpea
Sodium 24mg 12mg Teff
Zinc 2.76mg 3.63mg Teff
Copper 0.656mg 0.81mg Teff
Vitamin A 67IU 9IU Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82mg 0.08mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU IU Chickpea
Vitamin D 0µg µg Chickpea
Vitamin C 4mg mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.477mg 0.39mg Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.27mg Teff
Vitamin B3 1.541mg 3.363mg Teff
Vitamin B5 1.588mg 0.942mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535mg 0.482mg Chickpea
Folate 557µg µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Chickpea
Vitamin K 9µg 1.9µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.139mg Chickpea
Threonine 0.766mg 0.51mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882mg 0.501mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.465mg 1.068mg Chickpea
Lysine 1.377mg 0.376mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.27mg 0.428mg Teff
Phenylalanine 1.103mg 0.698mg Chickpea
Valine 0.865mg 0.686mg Chickpea
Histidine 0.566mg 0.301mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg mg Teff
Trans Fat 0g g Teff
Saturated Fat 0.603g 0.449g Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377g 0.589g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731g 1.071g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chickpea Teff
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
33
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
133
Teff

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
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
73%
Teff
Fats
28%
Chickpea
11%
Teff

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Teff
Teff is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.154g)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.