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

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What are the main differences between Nattō and Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)?

  • Nattō is richer in Iron, Manganese, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin K, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin C, and Potassium, yet Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is richer in Folate.
  • Nattō's daily need coverage for Iron is 76% higher.
  • Nattō has 33 times more Vitamin C than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea). Nattō has 13mg of Vitamin C, while Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has 0.4mg.

We used Natto and Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt types in this comparison.

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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
Nattō
7
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Contains more Iron +242.6%
Contains more Calcium +804.2%
Contains more Potassium +162.2%
Contains more Magnesium +117%
Contains more Copper +148.9%
Contains more Zinc +134.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Contains more Iron +242.6%
Contains more Calcium +804.2%
Contains more Potassium +162.2%
Contains more Magnesium +117%
Contains more Copper +148.9%
Contains more Zinc +134.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%

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
Nattō
4
:
Contains more Vitamin C +3150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30%
Contains more Vitamin K +1258.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.2%
Contains more Folate +2500%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
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 +3150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30%
Contains more Vitamin K +1258.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.2%
Contains more Folate +2500%

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
20
Nattō
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
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
116%
Nattō
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats
51%
Nattō
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.
Nattō Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Nattō 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 richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.59g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.453g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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 Nattō Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Opinion
Calories 211 116 Nattō
Protein 19.4 7.73 Nattō
Fats 11 0.53 Nattō
Vitamin C 13 0.4 Nattō
Carbs 12.68 20.76 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.6 2.51 Nattō
Calcium 217 24 Nattō
Potassium 729 278 Nattō
Magnesium 115 53 Nattō
Sugar 4.89 3.3 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fiber 5.4 6.5 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.667 0.268 Nattō
Zinc 3.03 1.29 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 174 156 Nattō
Sodium 7 4 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 0 15 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E 0.01 0.28 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.202 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.055 Nattō
Vitamin B3 0 0.495 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B5 0.215 0.411 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.1 Nattō
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 1.7 Nattō
Folate 8 208 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.591 0.138 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 0.044 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 0.225 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 0.095 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 0.294 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 0.314 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 0.592 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 0.523 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 0.11 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941 0.451 Nattō
Valine 1.018 0.368 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 0.24 Nattō
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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.