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Pigeon pea vs Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) - In-Depth Nutrition 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
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Contains more Iron +108.4%
Contains more Calcium +441.7%
Contains more Potassium +400.7%
Contains more Magnesium +245.3%
Contains more Copper +294.4%
Contains more Zinc +114%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Iron +108.4%
Contains more Calcium +441.7%
Contains more Potassium +400.7%
Contains more Magnesium +245.3%
Contains more Copper +294.4%
Contains more Zinc +114%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%

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 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +218.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +499%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +208%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +183%
Contains more Folate, total +119.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +218.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +499%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +208%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +183%
Contains more Folate, total +119.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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
48
Pigeon pea
20
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Mineral Summary Score
89
Pigeon pea
28
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
130%
Pigeon pea
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbohydrates
63%
Pigeon pea
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats
7%
Pigeon pea
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.
Pigeon pea Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Pigeon pea 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 contains less Sugars?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sugars (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.192g)
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 Pigeon pea Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Opinion
Calories 343 116 Pigeon pea
Protein 21.7 7.73 Pigeon pea
Fats 1.49 0.53 Pigeon pea
Vitamin C 0 0.4 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbs 62.78 20.76 Pigeon pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.23 2.51 Pigeon pea
Calcium 130 24 Pigeon pea
Potassium 1392 278 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 183 53 Pigeon pea
Sugars 3.3 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fiber 15 6.5 Pigeon pea
Copper 1.057 0.268 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.76 1.29 Pigeon pea
Starch
Phosphorus 367 156 Pigeon pea
Sodium 17 4 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin A 28 15 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.28 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.202 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B2 0.187 0.055 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B3 2.965 0.495 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B5 1.266 0.411 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.1 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Folate, total 456 208 Pigeon pea
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.33 0.138 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012 0.044 Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.814 0.225 Pigeon pea
Tryptophan 0.212 0.095 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.767 0.294 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.785 0.314 Pigeon pea
Leucine 1.549 0.592 Pigeon pea
Lysine 1.521 0.523 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.243 0.11 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 1.858 0.451 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.937 0.368 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.774 0.24 Pigeon pea
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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. Pigeon pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172436/nutrients
  2. Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173759/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.