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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
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +36.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.1%
Contains more Potassium +110.4%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.258
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +36.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.1%
Contains more Potassium +110.4%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
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 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 1% 0% 0% 6% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 70% 0% 0%
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%

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) Falafel
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 31.84g Falafel
Protein 7.73g 13.31g Falafel
Fats 0.53g 17.8g Falafel
Carbs 20.76g 31.84g Falafel
Calories 116kcal 333kcal Falafel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.3g g Falafel
Fiber 6.5g g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 24mg 54mg Falafel
Iron 2.51mg 3.42mg Falafel
Magnesium 53mg 82mg Falafel
Phosphorus 156mg 192mg Falafel
Potassium 278mg 585mg Falafel
Sodium 4mg 294mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29mg 1.5mg Falafel
Copper 0.268mg 0.258mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15IU 13IU Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28mg mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1.6mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 0.146mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.166mg Falafel
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 1.044mg Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0.292mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.125mg Falafel
Folate 208µg 93µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.134mg Falafel
Threonine 0.294mg 0.492mg Falafel
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.567mg Falafel
Leucine 0.592mg 0.944mg Falafel
Lysine 0.523mg 0.856mg Falafel
Methionine 0.11mg 0.187mg Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 0.707mg Falafel
Valine 0.368mg 0.562mg Falafel
Histidine 0.24mg 0.364mg Falafel
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.138g 2.383g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 4.16g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Falafel
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)
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 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

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.