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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
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +13.2%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Magnesium +52.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Copper +109%
Equal in Iron - 2.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +13.2%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Magnesium +52.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Copper +109%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 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% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 18% 10% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 +∞%

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) Tempeh
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Tempeh Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 7.64g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 7.73g 20.29g Tempeh
Fats 0.53g 10.8g Tempeh
Carbs 20.76g 7.64g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calories 116kcal 192kcal Tempeh
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.3g g Tempeh
Fiber 6.5g g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 24mg 111mg Tempeh
Iron 2.51mg 2.7mg Tempeh
Magnesium 53mg 81mg Tempeh
Phosphorus 156mg 266mg Tempeh
Potassium 278mg 412mg Tempeh
Sodium 4mg 9mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29mg 1.14mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268mg 0.56mg Tempeh
Vitamin A 15IU 0IU Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28mg mg 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 0.078mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.358mg Tempeh
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 2.64mg Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0.278mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.215mg Tempeh
Folate 208µg 24µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.08µg Tempeh
Vitamin K 1.7µg µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Tryptophan 0.095mg 0.194mg Tempeh
Threonine 0.294mg 0.796mg Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.88mg Tempeh
Leucine 0.592mg 1.43mg Tempeh
Lysine 0.523mg 0.908mg Tempeh
Methionine 0.11mg 0.175mg Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.451mg 0.893mg Tempeh
Valine 0.368mg 0.92mg Tempeh
Histidine 0.24mg 0.466mg Tempeh
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.138g 2.539g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 3.205g Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 4.3g Tempeh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Tempeh
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)
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 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

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (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 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.

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. 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.