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

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How are Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) and Chickpea different?

  • Chickpea has more Manganese, Folate, Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Iron, Phosphorus, and Zinc than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea).
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Chickpea is 906% higher.

Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw are the varieties used 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 -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Iron +71.7%
Contains more Magnesium +49.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.5%
Contains more Potassium +158.3%
Contains more Zinc +114%
Contains more Copper +144.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Iron +71.7%
Contains more Magnesium +49.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.5%
Contains more Potassium +158.3%
Contains more Zinc +114%
Contains more Copper +144.8%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +192.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +211.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +286.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +435%
Contains more Folate +167.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%
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 5% 17% 0% 14% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 418% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin A +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +192.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +211.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +286.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +435%
Contains more Folate +167.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%

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) Chickpea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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) Chickpea Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 50.75g Chickpea
Protein 7.73g 20.47g Chickpea
Fats 0.53g 6.04g Chickpea
Carbs 20.76g 62.95g Chickpea
Calories 116kcal 378kcal Chickpea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.3g 10.7g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fiber 6.5g 12.2g Chickpea
Calcium 24mg 57mg Chickpea
Iron 2.51mg 4.31mg Chickpea
Magnesium 53mg 79mg Chickpea
Phosphorus 156mg 252mg Chickpea
Potassium 278mg 718mg Chickpea
Sodium 4mg 24mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29mg 2.76mg Chickpea
Copper 0.268mg 0.656mg Chickpea
Vitamin A 15IU 67IU Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.82mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 4mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 0.477mg Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.212mg Chickpea
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 1.541mg Chickpea
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 1.588mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.535mg Chickpea
Folate 208µg 557µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 9µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.2mg Chickpea
Threonine 0.294mg 0.766mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.882mg Chickpea
Leucine 0.592mg 1.465mg Chickpea
Lysine 0.523mg 1.377mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.11mg 0.27mg Chickpea
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 1.103mg Chickpea
Valine 0.368mg 0.865mg Chickpea
Histidine 0.24mg 0.566mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.138g 0.603g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 1.377g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 2.731g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Chickpea
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)
74
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
88
Chickpea

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)
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
63%
Chickpea
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
28%
Chickpea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.465g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea 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. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.