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

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The main differences between Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) and Millet

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has more Folate, however Millet has more Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Millet is 54% higher.
  • Millet has 2 times less Folate than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea). Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 208µg of Folate, while Millet has 85µg.

Food types used in this article are Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Millet, raw.

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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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Millet
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +42.6%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Iron +19.9%
Contains more Magnesium +115.1%
Contains more Copper +179.9%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 113% 3% 18% 82% 250% 46% 123% 1%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +42.6%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Iron +19.9%
Contains more Magnesium +115.1%
Contains more Copper +179.9%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.7%

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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Millet
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +460%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
Contains more Folate +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +853.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +284%
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% 0% 1% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 0% 3% 64%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +460%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
Contains more Folate +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +853.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +284%

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)
39
Millet
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
79
Millet

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)
66%
Millet
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
73%
Millet
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
19%
Millet

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

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Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Millet
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 is lower in Sugar?
Millet
Millet is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.585g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
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) Millet Opinion
Calories 116 378 Millet
Protein 7.73 11.02 Millet
Fats 0.53 4.22 Millet
Vitamin C 0.4 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 20.76 72.85 Millet
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.51 3.01 Millet
Calcium 24 8 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Potassium 278 195 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 53 114 Millet
Sugar 3.3 Millet
Fiber 6.5 8.5 Millet
Copper 0.268 0.75 Millet
Zinc 1.29 1.68 Millet
Starch
Phosphorus 156 285 Millet
Sodium 4 5 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28 0.05 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.202 0.421 Millet
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.29 Millet
Vitamin B3 0.495 4.72 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.411 0.848 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.384 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0.9 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 208 85 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0 Millet
Saturated Fat 0.138 0.723 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 0.773 Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 2.134 Millet
Tryptophan 0.095 0.119 Millet
Threonine 0.294 0.353 Millet
Isoleucine 0.314 0.465 Millet
Leucine 0.592 1.4 Millet
Lysine 0.523 0.212 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11 0.221 Millet
Phenylalanine 0.451 0.58 Millet
Valine 0.368 0.578 Millet
Histidine 0.24 0.236 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fructose

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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/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.