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

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A recap on differences between Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) and Green bean

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has more Folate, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin B1 and Zinc, however Green bean is higher in Vitamin K and Vitamin C.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) covers your daily Folate needs 44% more than Green bean.
  • Green bean contains 5 times less Zinc than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea). Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains 1.29mg of Zinc, while Green bean contains 0.24mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Beans, snap, green, 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 +143.7%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%
Contains more Magnesium +112%
Contains more Copper +288.4%
Contains more Zinc +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +310.5%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 19% 18% 24% 7% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +143.7%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%
Contains more Magnesium +112%
Contains more Copper +288.4%
Contains more Zinc +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +310.5%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%

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 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.7%
Contains more Folate +530.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2950%
Contains more Vitamin A +4500%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41%
Contains more Vitamin K +2429.4%
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 41% 42% 9% 0% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 0% 108% 25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.7%
Contains more Folate +530.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2950%
Contains more Vitamin A +4500%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41%
Contains more Vitamin K +2429.4%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
27
Green bean
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
17
Green 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 the food
Protein
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
11%
Green bean
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
7%
Green bean
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
1%
Green bean

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Green bean
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Green 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 contains less Sugars?
Green bean
Green bean contains less Sugars (difference - 0.04g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.088g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Green bean
Green bean is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Green bean
Green bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Green bean Opinion
Calories 116 31 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 7.73 1.83 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats 0.53 0.22 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin C 0.4 12.2 Green bean
Carbs 20.76 6.97 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.51 1.03 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 24 37 Green bean
Potassium 278 211 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 53 25 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sugars 3.3 3.26 Green bean
Fiber 6.5 2.7 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268 0.069 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29 0.24 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Starch 0.88 Green bean
Phosphorus 156 38 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 4 6 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15 690 Green bean
Vitamin E 0.28 0.41 Green bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.202 0.082 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.104 Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.495 0.734 Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.411 0.225 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.141 Green bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 43 Green bean
Folate 208 33 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.138 0.05 Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 0.01 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 0.113 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Tryptophan 0.095 0.019 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.294 0.079 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine 0.314 0.066 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Leucine 0.592 0.112 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lysine 0.523 0.088 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11 0.022 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine 0.451 0.067 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.368 0.09 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Histidine 0.24 0.034 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fructose 1.39 Green bean

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.