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

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

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is richer in Folate, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus, yet Pumpkin seed is richer in Zinc, Magnesium, Fiber, Copper, Potassium, and Iron.
  • Pumpkin seed's daily need coverage for Zinc is 82% higher.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 23 times more Folate than Pumpkin seed. Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 208µg of Folate, while Pumpkin seed has 9µg.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Seeds, pumpkin and squash seeds, whole, roasted, without salt 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 more Phosphorus +69.6%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +31.9%
Contains more Calcium +129.2%
Contains more Potassium +230.6%
Contains more Magnesium +394.3%
Contains more Copper +157.5%
Contains more Zinc +698.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 17% 82% 188% 230% 281% 40% 3%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.6%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +31.9%
Contains more Calcium +129.2%
Contains more Potassium +230.6%
Contains more Magnesium +394.3%
Contains more Copper +157.5%
Contains more Zinc +698.4%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +494.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +633.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +170.3%
Contains more Folate +2211.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +313.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.052
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 1% 4% 0% 0% 9% 12% 6% 4% 9% 0% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +494.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +633.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +170.3%
Contains more Folate +2211.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +313.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.052

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) Pumpkin seed
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Pumpkin seed Opinion
Calories 116kcal 446kcal Pumpkin seed
Protein 7.73g 18.55g Pumpkin seed
Fats 0.53g 19.4g Pumpkin seed
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0.3mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Net carbs 14.26g 35.35g Pumpkin seed
Carbs 20.76g 53.75g Pumpkin seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 2.51mg 3.31mg Pumpkin seed
Calcium 24mg 55mg Pumpkin seed
Potassium 278mg 919mg Pumpkin seed
Magnesium 53mg 262mg Pumpkin seed
Sugar 3.3g g Pumpkin seed
Fiber 6.5g 18.4g Pumpkin seed
Copper 0.268mg 0.69mg Pumpkin seed
Zinc 1.29mg 10.3mg Pumpkin seed
Starch g g
Phosphorus 156mg 92mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 4mg 18mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15IU 62IU Pumpkin seed
Vitamin E 0.28mg mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 0.034mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.052mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 0.286mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0.056mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.037mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 208µg 9µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0g g Pumpkin seed
Saturated Fat 0.138g 3.67g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 6.032g Pumpkin seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 8.844g Pumpkin seed
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.326mg Pumpkin seed
Threonine 0.294mg 0.683mg Pumpkin seed
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.956mg Pumpkin seed
Leucine 0.592mg 1.572mg Pumpkin seed
Lysine 0.523mg 1.386mg Pumpkin seed
Methionine 0.11mg 0.417mg Pumpkin seed
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 0.924mg Pumpkin seed
Valine 0.368mg 1.491mg Pumpkin seed
Histidine 0.24mg 0.515mg Pumpkin seed
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) Pumpkin seed
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)
4
Pumpkin seed
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
120
Pumpkin seed

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)
111%
Pumpkin seed
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
54%
Pumpkin seed
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
90%
Pumpkin seed

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.532g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
Which food is cheaper?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Pumpkin seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170188/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.