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

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What are the main differences between Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) and Broad bean?

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is richer in Folate, Iron, and Vitamin B1, yet Broad bean is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin B2, Copper, Vitamin B3, Manganese, and Vitamin E .
  • Broad bean's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 33% higher.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 2 times more Iron than Broad bean. Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 2.51mg of Iron, while Broad bean has 1.55mg.

We used Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Beans, fava, in pod, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +60.6%
Contains more Zinc +29%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.9%
Contains less Sodium -84%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +19.4%
Contains more Copper +50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Contains more Iron +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +60.6%
Contains more Zinc +29%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.9%
Contains less Sodium -84%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +19.4%
Contains more Copper +50%

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 B1 +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.7%
Contains more Folate +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +825%
Contains more Vitamin A +2120%
Contains more Vitamin E +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2305.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.104
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 0% 51% 13% 10% 25% 24% 0% 5% 156%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 20% 24% 0% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 0% 103% 111%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.7%
Contains more Folate +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +825%
Contains more Vitamin A +2120%
Contains more Vitamin E +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2305.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.104

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)
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
43
Broad bean

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)
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
18%
Broad bean
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
3%
Broad bean

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) Broad bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Broad bean
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?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.91g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean 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 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Broad bean Opinion
Calories 116 88 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 7.73 7.92 Broad bean
Fats 0.53 0.73 Broad bean
Vitamin C 0.4 3.7 Broad bean
Carbs 20.76 17.63 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.51 1.55 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 24 37 Broad bean
Potassium 278 332 Broad bean
Magnesium 53 33 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sugar 3.3 9.21 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fiber 6.5 7.5 Broad bean
Copper 0.268 0.402 Broad bean
Zinc 1.29 1 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Starch
Phosphorus 156 129 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 4 25 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15 333 Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.28 1.16 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.202 0.133 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.29 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 0.495 2.249 Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.411 0.225 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.104 Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 40.9 Broad bean
Folate 208 148 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.138 0.118 Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 0.104 Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 0.342 Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.095 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.294 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine 0.314 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Leucine 0.592 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lysine 0.523 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine 0.451 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.368 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Histidine 0.24 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fructose

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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.