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Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) vs. Lima bean — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has more Folate, and Phosphorus, however, Lima bean is higher in Potassium.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) covers your daily Folate needs 31% more than Lima bean.

Food varieties used in this article are Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains more Zinc +35.8%
Contains more Copper +14%
Contains more Potassium +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Selenium +80%
Equal in Iron - 2.39
Equal in Manganese - 0.516
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90% 62% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79% 68% 25%
Contains more Calcium +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains more Zinc +35.8%
Contains more Copper +14%
Contains more Potassium +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Selenium +80%
Equal in Iron - 2.39
Equal in Manganese - 0.516

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.6%
Contains more Folate +150.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.422
Equal in Choline - 32.5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 2% 51% 13% 10% 25% 24% 156% 0% 18% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 63% 0% 18% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.6%
Contains more Folate +150.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.422
Equal in Choline - 32.5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +39.5%
Contains more Other +22.3%
Equal in Protein - 7.8
Equal in Carbs - 20.88
Equal in Water - 69.79
8% 21% 70%
Protein: 7.73 g
Fats: 0.53 g
Carbs: 20.76 g
Water: 70.04 g
Other: 0.94 g
8% 21% 70%
Protein: 7.8 g
Fats: 0.38 g
Carbs: 20.88 g
Water: 69.79 g
Other: 1.15 g
Contains more Fats +39.5%
Contains more Other +22.3%
Equal in Protein - 7.8
Equal in Carbs - 20.88
Equal in Water - 69.79

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +29.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +31.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.5%
34% 11% 55%
Saturated Fat: 0.138 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.044 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.225 g
30% 12% 58%
Saturated Fat: 0.089 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.034 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.171 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +29.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +31.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Lima bean
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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 13.88g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 7.73g 7.8g Lima bean
Fats 0.53g 0.38g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 20.76g 20.88g Lima bean
Calories 116kcal 115kcal Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sugar 3.3g 2.9g Lima bean
Fiber 6.5g 7g Lima bean
Calcium 24mg 17mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Iron 2.51mg 2.39mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 53mg 43mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phosphorus 156mg 111mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Potassium 278mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 4mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 1.29mg 0.95mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268mg 0.235mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Manganese 0.475mg 0.516mg Lima bean
Selenium 2.5µg 4.5µg Lima bean
Vitamin A 15IU 0IU Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.18mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 0.161mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.055mg
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 0.421mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0.422mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Folate 208µg 83µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Choline 32.2mg 32.5mg Lima bean
Vitamin K 1.7µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.092mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.294mg 0.337mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.411mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.592mg 0.673mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg 0.523mg
Methionine 0.11mg 0.099mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 0.449mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.368mg 0.469mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.24mg 0.238mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Saturated Fat 0.138g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 0.034g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 0.171g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Lima bean
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
24%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
16%
Lima bean
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
43%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
41%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.049g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is relatively richer in minerals
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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. Lima bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174253/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.