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

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Differences between Falafel and Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

  • Falafel has more Iron, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, and Phosphorus, while Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has more Folate.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)'s daily need coverage for Folate is 29% higher.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains 74 times less Sodium than Falafel. Falafel contains 294mg of Sodium, while Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains 4mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Falafel, home-prepared and Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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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Contains more Iron +36.3%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +110.4%
Contains more Magnesium +54.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.268
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Contains more Iron +36.3%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +110.4%
Contains more Magnesium +54.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.268

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 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.8%
Contains more Folate +123.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 1% 0% 0% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 0% 0% 70%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.8%
Contains more Folate +123.7%

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
18
Falafel
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
44
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

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
80%
Falafel
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats
82%
Falafel
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

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.
Falafel Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Falafel Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
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?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 290mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.245g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is cheaper (difference - $2)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Opinion
Calories 333 116 Falafel
Protein 13.31 7.73 Falafel
Fats 17.8 0.53 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0.4 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 20.76 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 2.51 Falafel
Calcium 54 24 Falafel
Potassium 585 278 Falafel
Magnesium 82 53 Falafel
Sugar 3.3 Falafel
Fiber 6.5 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.258 0.268 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.5 1.29 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 192 156 Falafel
Sodium 294 4 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 13 15 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.28 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.202 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.055 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044 0.495 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.411 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.1 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 93 208 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.138 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.044 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.225 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.095 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 0.294 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.314 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 0.592 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 0.523 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.11 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.451 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.368 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 0.24 Falafel
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. Falafel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172455/nutrients
  2. Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173759/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.