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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
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 Phosphorus +82.7%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Copper +179.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 113% 82% 123% 18% 1% 46% 250%
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 Phosphorus +82.7%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Copper +179.9%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +460%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
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 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 0% 1% 0% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 64% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +460%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Millet Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 64.35g Millet
Protein 7.73g 11.02g Millet
Fats 0.53g 4.22g Millet
Carbs 20.76g 72.85g Millet
Calories 116kcal 378kcal Millet
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.3g g Millet
Fiber 6.5g 8.5g Millet
Calcium 24mg 8mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Iron 2.51mg 3.01mg Millet
Magnesium 53mg 114mg Millet
Phosphorus 156mg 285mg Millet
Potassium 278mg 195mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 4mg 5mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29mg 1.68mg Millet
Copper 0.268mg 0.75mg Millet
Vitamin A 15IU 0IU Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.05mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 0.421mg Millet
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.29mg Millet
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 4.72mg Millet
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0.848mg Millet
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.384mg Millet
Folate 208µg 85µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 0.9µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.119mg Millet
Threonine 0.294mg 0.353mg Millet
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.465mg Millet
Leucine 0.592mg 1.4mg Millet
Lysine 0.523mg 0.212mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11mg 0.221mg Millet
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 0.58mg Millet
Valine 0.368mg 0.578mg Millet
Histidine 0.24mg 0.236mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Millet
Saturated Fat 0.138g 0.723g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 0.773g Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 2.134g Millet

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Millet
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)
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

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.

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.