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

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

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is higher in Folate, Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5, yet Pea is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Pea's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 44% more.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Pea. While Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 0.411mg of Vitamin B5, Pea has only 0.104mg.

We used Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Peas, green, raw 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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Pea
Contains more Iron +70.7%
Contains more Potassium +13.9%
Contains more Magnesium +60.6%
Contains more Copper +52.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Calcium - 25
Equal in Zinc - 1.24
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Contains more Iron +70.7%
Contains more Potassium +13.9%
Contains more Magnesium +60.6%
Contains more Copper +52.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Calcium - 25
Equal in Zinc - 1.24

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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Pea
Contains more Vitamin E +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +295.2%
Contains more Folate +220%
Contains more Vitamin C +9900%
Contains more Vitamin A +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +322.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69%
Contains more Vitamin K +1358.8%
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 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
Contains more Vitamin E +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +295.2%
Contains more Folate +220%
Contains more Vitamin C +9900%
Contains more Vitamin A +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +322.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69%
Contains more Vitamin K +1358.8%

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
Pea
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
31
Pea

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)
33%
Pea
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
14%
Pea
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
2%
Pea

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

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Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Pea
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 Saturated Fat?
Pea
Pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.067g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.37g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Pea Opinion
Calories 116 81 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 7.73 5.42 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats 0.53 0.4 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin C 0.4 40 Pea
Carbs 20.76 14.45 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.51 1.47 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 24 25 Pea
Potassium 278 244 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 53 33 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sugar 3.3 5.67 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fiber 6.5 5.7 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268 0.176 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29 1.24 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
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Phosphorus 156 108 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 4 5 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15 765 Pea
Vitamin E 0.28 0.13 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.202 0.266 Pea
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.132 Pea
Vitamin B3 0.495 2.09 Pea
Vitamin B5 0.411 0.104 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.169 Pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 24.8 Pea
Folate 208 65 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.138 0.071 Pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 0.035 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 0.187 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Tryptophan 0.095 0.037 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.294 0.203 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine 0.314 0.195 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Leucine 0.592 0.323 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lysine 0.523 0.317 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11 0.082 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine 0.451 0.2 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.368 0.235 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Histidine 0.24 0.107 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fructose 0.39 Pea

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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.