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

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Summary of differences between Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) and Mung bean

  • The amount of Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Potassium, and Manganese in Mung bean is higher than in Cowpea (Black-eyed pea).
  • Mung bean covers your daily need of Folate 104% more than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea).

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Mung beans, mature seeds, 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 less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Iron +168.5%
Contains more Magnesium +256.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +348.2%
Contains more Zinc +107.8%
Contains more Copper +251.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Iron +168.5%
Contains more Magnesium +256.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +348.2%
Contains more Zinc +107.8%
Contains more Copper +251.1%

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 +660%
Contains more Vitamin E +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +282%
Contains more Folate +200.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%
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 7% 11% 0% 16% 156% 54% 43% 115% 89% 469% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin A +660%
Contains more Vitamin E +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +282%
Contains more Folate +200.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Mung bean Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 46.32g Mung bean
Protein 7.73g 23.86g Mung bean
Fats 0.53g 1.15g Mung bean
Carbs 20.76g 62.62g Mung bean
Calories 116kcal 347kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.3g 6.6g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fiber 6.5g 16.3g Mung bean
Calcium 24mg 132mg Mung bean
Iron 2.51mg 6.74mg Mung bean
Magnesium 53mg 189mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 156mg 367mg Mung bean
Potassium 278mg 1246mg Mung bean
Sodium 4mg 15mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29mg 2.68mg Mung bean
Copper 0.268mg 0.941mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 15IU 114IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.51mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 4.8mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 0.621mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.233mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 2.251mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 1.91mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.382mg Mung bean
Folate 208µg 625µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 9µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.26mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.294mg 0.782mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 0.314mg 1.008mg Mung bean
Leucine 0.592mg 1.847mg Mung bean
Lysine 0.523mg 1.664mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.11mg 0.286mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 1.443mg Mung bean
Valine 0.368mg 1.237mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.24mg 0.695mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.138g 0.348g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 0.161g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 0.384g Mung bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Mung bean
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)
82
Mung bean
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
135
Mung bean

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)
143%
Mung bean
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
63%
Mung bean
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
5%
Mung bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.21g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Mung bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174256/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.