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

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The main differences between Millet and Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

  • Millet has more Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5, however Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has more Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Millet is 54% higher.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 10 times less Vitamin B3 than Millet. Millet has 4.72mg of Vitamin B3, while Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 0.495mg.

Food types used in this article are Millet, raw 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
Millet
5
:
Contains more Iron +19.9%
Contains more Magnesium +115.1%
Contains more Copper +179.9%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.7%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +42.6%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 113% 3% 18% 82% 250% 46% 123% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Contains more Iron +19.9%
Contains more Magnesium +115.1%
Contains more Copper +179.9%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.7%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +42.6%
Contains less Sodium -20%

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
Millet
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +853.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +284%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +460%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
Contains more Folate +144.7%
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% 1% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 0% 3% 64%
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 B1 +108.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +853.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +284%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +460%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
Contains more Folate +144.7%

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
39
Millet
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Mineral Summary Score
79
Millet
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
66%
Millet
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbohydrates
73%
Millet
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats
19%
Millet
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.
Millet Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Millet 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?
Millet
Millet is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.585g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
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 Millet Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Opinion
Calories 378 116 Millet
Protein 11.02 7.73 Millet
Fats 4.22 0.53 Millet
Vitamin C 0 0.4 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 72.85 20.76 Millet
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.01 2.51 Millet
Calcium 8 24 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Potassium 195 278 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Magnesium 114 53 Millet
Sugar 3.3 Millet
Fiber 8.5 6.5 Millet
Copper 0.75 0.268 Millet
Zinc 1.68 1.29 Millet
Starch
Phosphorus 285 156 Millet
Sodium 5 4 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 0 15 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.05 0.28 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.421 0.202 Millet
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.055 Millet
Vitamin B3 4.72 0.495 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.848 0.411 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.384 0.1 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.9 1.7 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate 85 208 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0 Millet
Saturated Fat 0.723 0.138 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.773 0.044 Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 2.134 0.225 Millet
Tryptophan 0.119 0.095 Millet
Threonine 0.353 0.294 Millet
Isoleucine 0.465 0.314 Millet
Leucine 1.4 0.592 Millet
Lysine 0.212 0.523 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Methionine 0.221 0.11 Millet
Phenylalanine 0.58 0.451 Millet
Valine 0.578 0.368 Millet
Histidine 0.236 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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/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.