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

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Summary of differences between Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) and Flax

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has more Folate, while Flax has more Vitamin B1, Copper, Manganese, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Iron, and Vitamin B6.
  • Flax covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 120% more than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea).
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains 2 times more Folate than Flax. While Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains 208µg of Folate, Flax contains only 87µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Seeds, flaxseed.

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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 less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Calcium +962.5%
Contains more Iron +128.3%
Contains more Magnesium +639.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +311.5%
Contains more Potassium +192.4%
Contains more Zinc +236.4%
Contains more Copper +355.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 77% 215% 280% 276% 72% 4% 119% 407%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Calcium +962.5%
Contains more Iron +128.3%
Contains more Magnesium +639.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +311.5%
Contains more Potassium +192.4%
Contains more Zinc +236.4%
Contains more Copper +355.2%

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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Flax
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +139.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +713.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +522.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373%
Contains more Vitamin K +152.9%
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 0% 7% 0% 2% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 66% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +139.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +713.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +522.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373%
Contains more Vitamin K +152.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Flax Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 1.58g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 7.73g 18.29g Flax
Fats 0.53g 42.16g Flax
Carbs 20.76g 28.88g Flax
Calories 116kcal 534kcal Flax
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Flax
Sugar 3.3g 1.55g Flax
Fiber 6.5g 27.3g Flax
Calcium 24mg 255mg Flax
Iron 2.51mg 5.73mg Flax
Magnesium 53mg 392mg Flax
Phosphorus 156mg 642mg Flax
Potassium 278mg 813mg Flax
Sodium 4mg 30mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29mg 4.34mg Flax
Copper 0.268mg 1.22mg Flax
Vitamin A 15IU 0IU Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.31mg Flax
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0.6mg Flax
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 1.644mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.161mg Flax
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 3.08mg Flax
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0.985mg Flax
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.473mg Flax
Folate 208µg 87µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 4.3µg Flax
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.297mg Flax
Threonine 0.294mg 0.766mg Flax
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.896mg Flax
Leucine 0.592mg 1.235mg Flax
Lysine 0.523mg 0.862mg Flax
Methionine 0.11mg 0.37mg Flax
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 0.957mg Flax
Valine 0.368mg 1.072mg Flax
Histidine 0.24mg 0.472mg Flax
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Flax
Saturated Fat 0.138g 3.663g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 7.527g Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 28.73g Flax

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Flax
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)
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
181
Flax

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)
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
29%
Flax
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
195%
Flax

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.75g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.525g)
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 - $1)
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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.