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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
Contains more Iron +70.7%
Contains more Magnesium +60.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +13.9%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +52.3%
Equal in Calcium - 25
Equal in Zinc - 1.24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 56% 24% 47% 22% 1% 34% 59%
Contains more Iron +70.7%
Contains more Magnesium +60.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +13.9%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +52.3%
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 A +5000%
Contains more Vitamin C +9900%
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 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 46% 3% 0% 134% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 49% 0% 62%
Contains more Vitamin E +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +295.2%
Contains more Folate +220%
Contains more Vitamin A +5000%
Contains more Vitamin C +9900%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Pea Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 8.75g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 7.73g 5.42g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats 0.53g 0.4g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 20.76g 14.45g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calories 116kcal 81kcal Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.39g Pea
Sugar 3.3g 5.67g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fiber 6.5g 5.7g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 24mg 25mg Pea
Iron 2.51mg 1.47mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 53mg 33mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phosphorus 156mg 108mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Potassium 278mg 244mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 4mg 5mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29mg 1.24mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268mg 0.176mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15IU 765IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.13mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 40mg Pea
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 0.266mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.132mg Pea
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 2.09mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0.104mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.169mg Pea
Folate 208µg 65µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 24.8µg Pea
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.037mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.294mg 0.203mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.195mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Leucine 0.592mg 0.323mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lysine 0.523mg 0.317mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11mg 0.082mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 0.2mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.368mg 0.235mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Histidine 0.24mg 0.107mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.138g 0.071g Pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 0.035g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 0.187g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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)

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.