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Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) and Barley?

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is higher in Folate, yet Barley is higher in Selenium, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Selenium is 64% more.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 11 times more Folate than Barley. While Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 208µg of Folate, Barley has only 19µg.

We used Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Barley, hulled 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 less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Iron +43.4%
Contains more Magnesium +150.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +62.6%
Contains more Zinc +114.7%
Contains more Copper +85.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Iron +43.4%
Contains more Magnesium +150.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +62.6%
Contains more Zinc +114.7%
Contains more Copper +85.8%

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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Barley
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.7%
Contains more Folate +994.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +219.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +830.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +218%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 2% 51% 13% 10% 25% 24% 156% 0% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.7%
Contains more Folate +994.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +219.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +830.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +218%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.4%

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.
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Barley
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Barley Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 56.18g Barley
Protein 7.73g 12.48g Barley
Fats 0.53g 2.3g Barley
Carbs 20.76g 73.48g Barley
Calories 116kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.3g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 6.5g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 24mg 33mg Barley
Iron 2.51mg 3.6mg Barley
Magnesium 53mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 156mg 264mg Barley
Potassium 278mg 452mg Barley
Sodium 4mg 12mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.268mg 0.498mg Barley
Vitamin A 15IU 22IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0.282mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 208µg 19µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.208mg Barley
Threonine 0.294mg 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.456mg Barley
Leucine 0.592mg 0.848mg Barley
Lysine 0.523mg 0.465mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 0.7mg Barley
Valine 0.368mg 0.612mg Barley
Histidine 0.24mg 0.281mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.138g 0.482g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 0.295g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 1.108g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Barley
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
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
80
Barley

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
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
73%
Barley
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.344g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley 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. Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173759/nutrients
  2. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170283/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.