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

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What are the main differences between Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) and Nattō?

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is richer in Folate, yet Nattō is richer in Iron, Manganese, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin K, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin C, and Potassium.
  • Nattō's daily need coverage for Iron is 76% higher.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 26 times more Folate than Nattō. Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 208µg of Folate, while Nattō has 8µg.

We used Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Natto types in this comparison.

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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 -42.9%
Contains more Iron +242.6%
Contains more Calcium +804.2%
Contains more Potassium +162.2%
Contains more Magnesium +117%
Contains more Copper +148.9%
Contains more Zinc +134.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Iron +242.6%
Contains more Calcium +804.2%
Contains more Potassium +162.2%
Contains more Magnesium +117%
Contains more Copper +148.9%
Contains more Zinc +134.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%

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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Nattō
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.2%
Contains more Folate +2500%
Contains more Vitamin C +3150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30%
Contains more Vitamin K +1258.8%
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 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.2%
Contains more Folate +2500%
Contains more Vitamin C +3150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30%
Contains more Vitamin K +1258.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Nattō Opinion
Calories 116kcal 211kcal Nattō
Protein 7.73g 19.4g Nattō
Fats 0.53g 11g Nattō
Vitamin C 0.4mg 13mg Nattō
Net carbs 14.26g 7.28g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 20.76g 12.68g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 2.51mg 8.6mg Nattō
Calcium 24mg 217mg Nattō
Potassium 278mg 729mg Nattō
Magnesium 53mg 115mg Nattō
Sugar 3.3g 4.89g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fiber 6.5g 5.4g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268mg 0.667mg Nattō
Zinc 1.29mg 3.03mg Nattō
Starch g g
Phosphorus 156mg 174mg Nattō
Sodium 4mg 7mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15IU 0IU Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.01mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 0.16mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.19mg Nattō
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 0mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0.215mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.13mg Nattō
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 23.1µg Nattō
Folate 208µg 8µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.138g 1.591g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 2.43g Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 6.21g Nattō
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.223mg Nattō
Threonine 0.294mg 0.813mg Nattō
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.931mg Nattō
Leucine 0.592mg 1.509mg Nattō
Lysine 0.523mg 1.145mg Nattō
Methionine 0.11mg 0.208mg Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 0.941mg Nattō
Valine 0.368mg 1.018mg Nattō
Histidine 0.24mg 0.512mg Nattō
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Nattō
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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)
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
114
Nattō

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)
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
13%
Nattō
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
51%
Nattō

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.59g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.453g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.