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

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Summary of differences between Mung bean and Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

  • The amount of Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Potassium, and Manganese in Mung bean is higher than in Cowpea (Black-eyed pea).
  • Mung bean covers your daily need of Folate 104% more than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea).
  • Mung bean contains 5 times more Vitamin B5 than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea). While Mung bean contains 1.91mg of Vitamin B5, Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains only 0.411mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mung beans, mature seeds, 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
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Iron +168.5%
Contains more Magnesium +256.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +348.2%
Contains more Zinc +107.8%
Contains more Copper +251.1%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Iron +168.5%
Contains more Magnesium +256.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +348.2%
Contains more Zinc +107.8%
Contains more Copper +251.1%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%

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 +660%
Contains more Vitamin E +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +282%
Contains more Folate +200.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 11% 0% 16% 156% 54% 43% 115% 89% 469% 0% 23%
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 A +660%
Contains more Vitamin E +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +282%
Contains more Folate +200.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 14.26g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 7.73g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 0.53g Mung bean
Carbs 62.62g 20.76g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 116kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g 3.3g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fiber 16.3g 6.5g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 24mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 2.51mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 53mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 156mg Mung bean
Potassium 1246mg 278mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 4mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 2.68mg 1.29mg Mung bean
Copper 0.941mg 0.268mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 15IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.28mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 0.4mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.202mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.055mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 0.495mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.411mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.1mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 208µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 1.7µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.095mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.294mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.314mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 0.592mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 0.523mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.11mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 0.451mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 0.368mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.24mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.138g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.044g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.225g Mung bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung 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
82
Mung bean
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung 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
143%
Mung bean
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats
5%
Mung bean
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Mung bean
Mung bean is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.21g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Mung bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174256/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.