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

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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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 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 2% 0% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 48% 18% 0%
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

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Pasta Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 24.93g Pasta
Protein 7.73g 5.15g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats 0.53g 1.05g Pasta
Carbs 20.76g 24.93g Pasta
Calories 116kcal 131kcal Pasta
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.3g g Pasta
Fiber 6.5g g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 24mg 6mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Iron 2.51mg 1.14mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 53mg 18mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phosphorus 156mg 63mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Potassium 278mg 24mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 4mg 6mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29mg 0.56mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268mg 0.093mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15IU 20IU Pasta
Vitamin E 0.28mg mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0IU IU Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0µg µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 0.209mg Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.15mg Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 0.992mg Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0.183mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.034mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 208µg 64µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.14µg Pasta
Vitamin K 1.7µg µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.065mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.294mg 0.134mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.197mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Leucine 0.592mg 0.348mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lysine 0.523mg 0.097mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11mg 0.079mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 0.247mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.368mg 0.217mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Histidine 0.24mg 0.103mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0mg 33mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0g g Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.138g 0.15g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 0.124g Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 0.429g Pasta

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Pasta
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)
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

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 contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
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.

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.