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

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A recap on differences between Lima bean and Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

  • Lima bean has more Potassium, however Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is higher in Folate, and Phosphorus.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) covers your daily Folate needs 31% more than Lima bean.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains 2 times less Potassium than Lima bean. Lima bean contains 508mg of Potassium, while Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains 278mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt 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
Contains more Potassium +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains more Zinc +35.8%
Contains more Copper +14%
Equal in Iron - 2.51
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Contains more Potassium +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains more Zinc +35.8%
Contains more Copper +14%
Equal in Iron - 2.51

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 B6 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.6%
Contains more Folate +150.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.411
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 63% 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 1% 6% 0% 2% 51% 13% 10% 25% 24% 156% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.6%
Contains more Folate +150.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.411

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 14.26g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 7.8g 7.73g Lima bean
Fats 0.38g 0.53g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 20.88g 20.76g Lima bean
Calories 115kcal 116kcal Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.9g 3.3g Lima bean
Fiber 7g 6.5g Lima bean
Calcium 17mg 24mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Iron 2.39mg 2.51mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 43mg 53mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phosphorus 111mg 156mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Potassium 508mg 278mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 4mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.95mg 1.29mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.235mg 0.268mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 0IU 15IU Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.28mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.4mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.202mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.055mg
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 0.495mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.411mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.1mg Lima bean
Folate 83µg 208µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 1.7µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.095mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Threonine 0.337mg 0.294mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.314mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.673mg 0.592mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg 0.523mg
Methionine 0.099mg 0.11mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.451mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Valine 0.469mg 0.368mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.238mg 0.24mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.138g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.044g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.225g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
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
16
Lima bean
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
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
47%
Lima bean
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats
2%
Lima bean
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.049g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is relatively richer in minerals
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. Lima bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174253/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.