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

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

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has more Copper, Manganese, Fiber, and Phosphorus, however Cornmeal is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Iron, Selenium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Cornmeal covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 29% more than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea).
  • Cornmeal contains 4 times less Copper than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea). Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains 0.268mg of Copper, while Cornmeal contains 0.076mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow.

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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 Calcium +700%
Contains more Potassium +95.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.6%
Contains more Copper +252.6%
Contains more Zinc +95.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Iron +73.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains more Potassium +95.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.6%
Contains more Copper +252.6%
Contains more Zinc +95.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Iron +73.7%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +594.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +903.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82%
Equal in Folate - 209
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 0% 13% 3% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 0% 0% 157%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +594.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +903.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82%
Equal in Folate - 209

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)
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
36
Cornmeal

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)
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
8%
Cornmeal

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

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Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Cornmeal
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 Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.082g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.69g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Cornmeal Opinion
Calories 116 370 Cornmeal
Protein 7.73 7.11 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats 0.53 1.75 Cornmeal
Vitamin C 0.4 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 20.76 79.45 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.51 4.36 Cornmeal
Calcium 24 3 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Potassium 278 142 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 53 32 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sugar 3.3 1.61 Cornmeal
Fiber 6.5 3.9 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268 0.076 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29 0.66 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 156 99 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 4 7 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15 214 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.28 0.12 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.202 0.551 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.382 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 0.495 4.968 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.411 0.24 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.182 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 208 209 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.138 0.22 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 0.39 Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 0.828 Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.095 0.038 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.294 0.172 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine 0.314 0.242 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Leucine 0.592 1.006 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.523 0.105 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11 0.162 Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.451 0.366 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.368 0.337 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Histidine 0.24 0.172 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fructose 0.17 Cornmeal

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. Cornmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168867/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.