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

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

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is higher in Folate, Copper, and Iron, yet Black gram is higher in Vitamin B3.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)'s daily need coverage for Folate is 29% more.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 2 times more Copper than Black gram. While Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 0.268mg of Copper, Black gram has only 0.139mg.

We used Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Mungo beans, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt 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 more Iron +43.4%
Contains more Potassium +20.3%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Zinc +55.4%
Contains more Copper +92.8%
Contains more Calcium +120.8%
Contains more Magnesium +18.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 156
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 66% 45% 67% 21% 1% 23% 47%
Contains more Iron +43.4%
Contains more Potassium +20.3%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Zinc +55.4%
Contains more Copper +92.8%
Contains more Calcium +120.8%
Contains more Magnesium +18.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 156

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 E +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.4%
Contains more Folate +121.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +203%
Contains more Vitamin K +58.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.433
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% 3% 0% 4% 38% 18% 29% 26% 14% 71% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.4%
Contains more Folate +121.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +203%
Contains more Vitamin K +58.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.433

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Black gram Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 11.94g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 7.73g 7.54g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats 0.53g 0.55g Black gram
Carbs 20.76g 18.34g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calories 116kcal 105kcal Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.3g 2.01g Black gram
Fiber 6.5g 6.4g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 24mg 53mg Black gram
Iron 2.51mg 1.75mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 53mg 63mg Black gram
Phosphorus 156mg 156mg
Potassium 278mg 231mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 4mg 7mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29mg 0.83mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268mg 0.139mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15IU 31IU Black gram
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.15mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1mg Black gram
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 0.15mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.075mg Black gram
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 1.5mg Black gram
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0.433mg Black gram
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.058mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 208µg 94µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 2.7µg Black gram
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.078mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.294mg 0.262mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.385mg Black gram
Leucine 0.592mg 0.625mg Black gram
Lysine 0.523mg 0.5mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11mg 0.11mg
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 0.44mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.368mg 0.423mg Black gram
Histidine 0.24mg 0.211mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.138g 0.038g Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 0.029g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 0.359g Black gram

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Black gram
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)
17
Black gram
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
35
Black gram

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)
45%
Black gram
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
18%
Black gram
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
3%
Black gram

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.29g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Black gram
Black gram is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

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. Black gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172427/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.