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

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The main differences between Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) and Spaghetti

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has more Folate, Iron, Fiber, Copper, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, and Potassium, however Spaghetti has more Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is 50% higher.
  • Spaghetti has 10 times less Vitamin B1 than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea). Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 0.202mg of Vitamin B1, while Spaghetti has 0.02mg.

Food types used in this article are Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without added salt.

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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 +242.9%
Contains more Iron +402%
Contains more Magnesium +194.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +169%
Contains more Potassium +531.8%
Contains more Zinc +152.9%
Contains more Copper +168%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +242.9%
Contains more Iron +402%
Contains more Magnesium +194.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +169%
Contains more Potassium +531.8%
Contains more Zinc +152.9%
Contains more Copper +168%
Contains less Sodium -75%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +910%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.1%
Contains more Folate +2871.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 2% 0% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +910%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.1%
Contains more Folate +2871.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 29.06g Spaghetti
Protein 7.73g 5.8g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats 0.53g 0.93g Spaghetti
Carbs 20.76g 30.86g Spaghetti
Calories 116kcal 158kcal Spaghetti
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar 3.3g 0.56g Spaghetti
Fiber 6.5g 1.8g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 24mg 7mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Iron 2.51mg 0.5mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 53mg 18mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phosphorus 156mg 58mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Potassium 278mg 44mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 4mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 1.29mg 0.51mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268mg 0.1mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15IU 0IU Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.06mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B1 0.202mg 0.02mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.02mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 0.4mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0.112mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.049mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 208µg 7µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 0µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.083mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.294mg 0.206mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.228mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Leucine 0.592mg 0.44mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lysine 0.523mg 0.133mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11mg 0.065mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 0.297mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.368mg 0.262mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Histidine 0.24mg 0.132mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.138g 0.176g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 0.131g Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 0.326g Spaghetti

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Spaghetti
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)
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
14
Spaghetti

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)
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.74g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.038g)
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?
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. Spaghetti - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168928/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.