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

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

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is higher in Folate, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc, yet Pasta is higher in Vitamin B2.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)'s daily need coverage for Folate is 36% more.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 12 times more Potassium than Pasta. While Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 278mg of Potassium, Pasta has only 24mg.

We used Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, plain, cooked types in this article.

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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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Pasta
Contains more Iron +120.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +1058.3%
Contains more Magnesium +194.4%
Contains more Copper +188.2%
Contains more Zinc +130.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 2% 3% 13% 31% 16% 27% 1%
Contains more Iron +120.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +1058.3%
Contains more Magnesium +194.4%
Contains more Copper +188.2%
Contains more Zinc +130.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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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5
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.1%
Contains more Folate +225%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.209
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% 2% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 18% 0% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.1%
Contains more Folate +225%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.209

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)
16
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
17
Pasta

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)
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
25%
Pasta
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
5%
Pasta

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

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Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Pasta
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?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is relatively richer in minerals
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) Pasta Opinion
Calories 116 131 Pasta
Protein 7.73 5.15 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats 0.53 1.05 Pasta
Vitamin C 0.4 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 20.76 24.93 Pasta
Cholesterol 0 33 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Iron 2.51 1.14 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 24 6 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Potassium 278 24 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 53 18 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sugar 3.3 Pasta
Fiber 6.5 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268 0.093 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29 0.56 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Starch
Phosphorus 156 63 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 4 6 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15 20 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.28 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B1 0.202 0.209 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.15 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.495 0.992 Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.411 0.183 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.034 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 1.7 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 208 64 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.138 0.15 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 0.124 Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 0.429 Pasta
Tryptophan 0.095 0.065 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.294 0.134 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine 0.314 0.197 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Leucine 0.592 0.348 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lysine 0.523 0.097 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11 0.079 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine 0.451 0.247 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.368 0.217 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Histidine 0.24 0.103 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. Pasta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169728/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.