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

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

  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has more Fiber, and Copper, however Wheat gluten is higher in Selenium, Folate, Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Wheat gluten covers your daily Selenium needs 68% more than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea).
  • Wheat gluten contains 11 times less Fiber than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea). Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains 6.5g of Fiber, while Wheat gluten contains 0.6g.

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

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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 Potassium +178%
Contains more Magnesium +112%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +51.8%
Contains less Sodium -86.2%
Contains more Iron +107.2%
Contains more Calcium +491.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 195% 43% 9% 18% 61% 24% 112% 4%
Contains more Potassium +178%
Contains more Magnesium +112%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +51.8%
Contains less Sodium -86.2%
Contains more Iron +107.2%
Contains more Calcium +491.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
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Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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)
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
58
Wheat gluten

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)
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
9%
Wheat gluten

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

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Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Wheat gluten
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 Sugar?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.134g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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) Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 116 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 7.73 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 0.53 1.85 Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 0.4 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 20.76 13.79 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.51 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 24 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 278 100 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 53 25 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sugar 3.3 0 Wheat gluten
Fiber 6.5 0.6 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268 0.182 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29 0.85 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Starch
Phosphorus 156 260 Wheat gluten
Sodium 4 29 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.202 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B3 0.495 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B5 0.411 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 208 0 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0 Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.138 0.272 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 0.156 Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 0.81 Wheat gluten
Tryptophan 0.095 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.294 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine 0.314 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Leucine 0.592 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lysine 0.523 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine 0.451 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.368 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Histidine 0.24 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fructose

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. Wheat gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/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.