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

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What are the differences between Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) and Tempeh?

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is higher in Folate and Vitamin B1, yet Tempeh is higher in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 and Calcium.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)'s daily need coverage for Folate is 46% more.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 3 times more Vitamin B1 than Tempeh. While Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 0.202mg of Vitamin B1, Tempeh has only 0.078mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower.

We used Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Tempeh 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
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Tempeh
Contains more Zinc +13.2%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Magnesium +52.8%
Contains more Copper +109%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.5%
Equal in Iron - 2.7
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Contains more Zinc +13.2%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Magnesium +52.8%
Contains more Copper +109%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.5%
Equal in Iron - 2.7

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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Tempeh
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.8%
Contains more Folate +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.8%
Contains more Folate +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
20
Tempeh
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
70
Tempeh

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 the food
Protein
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
8%
Tempeh
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
50%
Tempeh

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Tempeh
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Tempeh
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 contains less Sugars?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sugars (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.401g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Tempeh Opinion
Calories 116 192 Tempeh
Protein 7.73 20.29 Tempeh
Fats 0.53 10.8 Tempeh
Vitamin C 0.4 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 20.76 7.64 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.51 2.7 Tempeh
Calcium 24 111 Tempeh
Potassium 278 412 Tempeh
Magnesium 53 81 Tempeh
Sugars 3.3 Tempeh
Fiber 6.5 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268 0.56 Tempeh
Zinc 1.29 1.14 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Starch
Phosphorus 156 266 Tempeh
Sodium 4 9 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.202 0.078 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.358 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 0.495 2.64 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.411 0.278 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.215 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0 0.08 Tempeh
Vitamin K 1.7 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 208 24 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.138 2.539 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 3.205 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 4.3 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.095 0.194 Tempeh
Threonine 0.294 0.796 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.314 0.88 Tempeh
Leucine 0.592 1.43 Tempeh
Lysine 0.523 0.908 Tempeh
Methionine 0.11 0.175 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.451 0.893 Tempeh
Valine 0.368 0.92 Tempeh
Histidine 0.24 0.466 Tempeh
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.