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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
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Contains more Iron +168.5%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Potassium +348.2%
Contains more Magnesium +256.6%
Contains more Copper +251.1%
Contains more Zinc +107.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Contains more Iron +168.5%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Potassium +348.2%
Contains more Magnesium +256.6%
Contains more Copper +251.1%
Contains more Zinc +107.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
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 C +1100%
Contains more Vitamin A +660%
Contains more Vitamin E +82.1%
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 Vitamin K +429.4%
Contains more Folate +200.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 16% 7% 11% 0% 156% 54% 43% 115% 89% 0% 23% 469%
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 +1100%
Contains more Vitamin A +660%
Contains more Vitamin E +82.1%
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 Vitamin K +429.4%
Contains more Folate +200.5%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the 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 table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mung 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 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 contains less Sugars?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sugars (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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Mung bean Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Opinion
Calories 347 116 Mung bean
Protein 23.86 7.73 Mung bean
Fats 1.15 0.53 Mung bean
Vitamin C 4.8 0.4 Mung bean
Carbs 62.62 20.76 Mung bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 2.51 Mung bean
Calcium 132 24 Mung bean
Potassium 1246 278 Mung bean
Magnesium 189 53 Mung bean
Sugars 6.6 3.3 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fiber 16.3 6.5 Mung bean
Copper 0.941 0.268 Mung bean
Zinc 2.68 1.29 Mung bean
Starch
Phosphorus 367 156 Mung bean
Sodium 15 4 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 114 15 Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51 0.28 Mung bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.202 Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.055 Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 0.495 Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.411 Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.1 Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 1.7 Mung bean
Folate 625 208 Mung bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.138 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.044 Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.225 Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26 0.095 Mung bean
Threonine 0.782 0.294 Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.314 Mung bean
Leucine 1.847 0.592 Mung bean
Lysine 1.664 0.523 Mung bean
Methionine 0.286 0.11 Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.451 Mung bean
Valine 1.237 0.368 Mung bean
Histidine 0.695 0.24 Mung bean
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.