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

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Differences between Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) and Falafel

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has more Folate, while Falafel has more Iron, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium and Phosphorus.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)'s daily need coverage for Folate is 29% higher.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Falafel, home-prepared.

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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 less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +36.3%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +110.4%
Contains more Magnesium +54.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.258
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +36.3%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +110.4%
Contains more Magnesium +54.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.258

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 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.8%
Contains more Folate +123.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
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 6% 1% 0% 0% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 0% 0% 70%
Contains more Vitamin A +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.8%
Contains more Folate +123.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%

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)
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
63
Falafel

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)
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
32%
Falafel
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
82%
Falafel

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) Falafel
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Falafel
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?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sugars (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 290mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.245g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is cheaper (difference - $2)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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) Falafel Opinion
Calories 116 333 Falafel
Protein 7.73 13.31 Falafel
Fats 0.53 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0.4 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 20.76 31.84 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.51 3.42 Falafel
Calcium 24 54 Falafel
Potassium 278 585 Falafel
Magnesium 53 82 Falafel
Sugars 3.3 Falafel
Fiber 6.5 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268 0.258 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29 1.5 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 156 192 Falafel
Sodium 4 294 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15 13 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.202 0.146 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.166 Falafel
Vitamin B3 0.495 1.044 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.411 0.292 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.125 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 208 93 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.138 2.383 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.095 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.294 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.314 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.592 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.523 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.11 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.451 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.368 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.24 0.364 Falafel
Fructose

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. Falafel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172455/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.