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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
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Contains more Potassium +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.3%
Contains more Copper +14%
Contains more Zinc +35.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Equal in Iron - 2.51
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Contains more Potassium +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.3%
Contains more Copper +14%
Contains more Zinc +35.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +55.6%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 0% 5% 63%
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 B6 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +55.6%
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 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 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

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Lima bean 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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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