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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
Contains more Iron +143.7%
Contains more Magnesium +112%
Contains more Phosphorus +310.5%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +437.5%
Contains more Copper +288.4%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 18% 17% 19% 1% 7% 24%
Contains more Iron +143.7%
Contains more Magnesium +112%
Contains more Phosphorus +310.5%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +437.5%
Contains more Copper +288.4%
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 A +4500%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +2950%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41%
Contains more Vitamin K +2429.4%
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 42% 9% 0% 41% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 25% 0% 108%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.7%
Contains more Folate +530.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +4500%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +2950%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41%
Contains more Vitamin K +2429.4%

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) Green bean
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Green bean Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 4.27g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 7.73g 1.83g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats 0.53g 0.22g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 20.76g 6.97g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calories 116kcal 31kcal Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Starch g 0.88g Green bean
Fructose g 1.39g Green bean
Sugar 3.3g 3.26g Green bean
Fiber 6.5g 2.7g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 24mg 37mg Green bean
Iron 2.51mg 1.03mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 53mg 25mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phosphorus 156mg 38mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Potassium 278mg 211mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 4mg 6mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29mg 0.24mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268mg 0.069mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15IU 690IU Green bean
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.41mg Green bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 12.2mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 0.082mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.104mg Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 0.734mg Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0.225mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.141mg Green bean
Folate 208µg 33µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 43µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.019mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.294mg 0.079mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.066mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Leucine 0.592mg 0.112mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lysine 0.523mg 0.088mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11mg 0.022mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 0.067mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.368mg 0.09mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Histidine 0.24mg 0.034mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.138g 0.05g Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 0.01g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 0.113g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Green bean
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)
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 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

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.