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

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A recap on differences between Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) and Teff

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has less Manganese, Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Teff covers your daily Manganese needs 381% more than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea).

Food varieties used in this article are Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Teff, uncooked.

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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 -66.7%
Contains more Iron +204%
Contains more Calcium +650%
Contains more Potassium +53.6%
Contains more Magnesium +247.2%
Contains more Copper +202.2%
Contains more Zinc +181.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 287% 54% 38% 132% 270% 99% 184% 2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +204%
Contains more Calcium +650%
Contains more Potassium +53.6%
Contains more Magnesium +247.2%
Contains more Copper +202.2%
Contains more Zinc +181.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%

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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Teff
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +579.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +129.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +382%
Contains more Vitamin K +11.8%
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 0% 1% 2% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +579.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +129.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +382%
Contains more Vitamin K +11.8%

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)
33
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
133
Teff

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)
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
73%
Teff
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
11%
Teff

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Teff
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 Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Teff
Teff is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.46g)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.311g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Teff Opinion
Calories 116 367 Teff
Protein 7.73 13.3 Teff
Fats 0.53 2.38 Teff
Vitamin C 0.4 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 20.76 73.13 Teff
Cholesterol 0 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Iron 2.51 7.63 Teff
Calcium 24 180 Teff
Potassium 278 427 Teff
Magnesium 53 184 Teff
Sugar 3.3 1.84 Teff
Fiber 6.5 8 Teff
Copper 0.268 0.81 Teff
Zinc 1.29 3.63 Teff
Starch 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 156 429 Teff
Sodium 4 12 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15 9 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28 0.08 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B1 0.202 0.39 Teff
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.27 Teff
Vitamin B3 0.495 3.363 Teff
Vitamin B5 0.411 0.942 Teff
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.482 Teff
Vitamin B12 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin K 1.7 1.9 Teff
Folate 208 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0 Teff
Saturated Fat 0.138 0.449 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 0.589 Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 1.071 Teff
Tryptophan 0.095 0.139 Teff
Threonine 0.294 0.51 Teff
Isoleucine 0.314 0.501 Teff
Leucine 0.592 1.068 Teff
Lysine 0.523 0.376 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11 0.428 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.451 0.698 Teff
Valine 0.368 0.686 Teff
Histidine 0.24 0.301 Teff
Fructose 0.47 Teff

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.