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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 Magnesium +112%
Contains more Potassium +178%
Contains less Sodium -86.2%
Contains more Zinc +51.8%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Calcium +491.7%
Contains more Iron +107.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Contains more Magnesium +112%
Contains more Potassium +178%
Contains less Sodium -86.2%
Contains more Zinc +51.8%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Calcium +491.7%
Contains more Iron +107.2%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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) 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 14.26g 13.19g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 7.73g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 0.53g 1.85g Wheat gluten
Carbs 20.76g 13.79g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calories 116kcal 370kcal Wheat gluten
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.3g 0g Wheat gluten
Fiber 6.5g 0.6g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 24mg 142mg Wheat gluten
Iron 2.51mg 5.2mg Wheat gluten
Magnesium 53mg 25mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phosphorus 156mg 260mg Wheat gluten
Potassium 278mg 100mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Sodium 4mg 29mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.29mg 0.85mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.268mg 0.182mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 15IU 0IU Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0mg 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 0mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 0mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B5 0.411mg 0mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 208µg 0µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 0µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Tryptophan 0.095mg mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.294mg mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Isoleucine 0.314mg mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Leucine 0.592mg mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lysine 0.523mg mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.11mg mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine 0.451mg mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.368mg mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Histidine 0.24mg mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.138g 0.272g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 0.156g Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225g 0.81g Wheat gluten

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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.

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.