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Sesame vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sesame and Chickpea different?

  • Sesame is higher in Copper, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Zinc, however Chickpea is richer in Manganese, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Chickpea is 819% higher.
  • Sesame contains 10000000 times more Selenium than Chickpea. While Sesame contains 34.4µg of Selenium, Chickpea contains only 0µg.
  • Chickpea has less Saturated Fat.

Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +1610.5%
Contains more Iron +237.6%
Contains more Magnesium +344.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +149.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.2%
Contains more Zinc +180.8%
Contains more Copper +522.3%
Contains more Potassium +53.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 293% 546% 251% 270% 42% 2% 212% 1361%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Contains more Calcium +1610.5%
Contains more Iron +237.6%
Contains more Magnesium +344.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +149.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.2%
Contains more Zinc +180.8%
Contains more Copper +522.3%
Contains more Potassium +53.4%

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
Sesame
4
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +228%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3076%
Contains more Folate +474.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 5% 0% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 73% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 17% 0% 14% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 418% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +228%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3076%
Contains more Folate +474.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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.
Sesame Chickpea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sesame Chickpea Opinion
Net carbs 11.65g 50.75g Chickpea
Protein 17.73g 20.47g Chickpea
Fats 49.67g 6.04g Sesame
Carbs 23.45g 62.95g Chickpea
Calories 573kcal 378kcal Sesame
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.3g 10.7g Sesame
Fiber 11.8g 12.2g Chickpea
Calcium 975mg 57mg Sesame
Iron 14.55mg 4.31mg Sesame
Magnesium 351mg 79mg Sesame
Phosphorus 629mg 252mg Sesame
Potassium 468mg 718mg Chickpea
Sodium 11mg 24mg Sesame
Zinc 7.75mg 2.76mg Sesame
Copper 4.082mg 0.656mg Sesame
Vitamin A 9IU 67IU Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.82mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 4mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.791mg 0.477mg Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247mg 0.212mg Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515mg 1.541mg Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 1.588mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.79mg 0.535mg Sesame
Folate 97µg 557µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 9µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.388mg 0.2mg Sesame
Threonine 0.736mg 0.766mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.763mg 0.882mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.358mg 1.465mg Chickpea
Lysine 0.569mg 1.377mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.586mg 0.27mg Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94mg 1.103mg Chickpea
Valine 0.99mg 0.865mg Sesame
Histidine 0.522mg 0.566mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Sesame
Saturated Fat 6.957g 0.603g Chickpea
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759g 1.377g Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773g 2.731g Sesame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sesame Chickpea
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
50
Sesame
74
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
88
Chickpea

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
106%
Sesame
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
63%
Chickpea
Fats
229%
Sesame
28%
Chickpea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.354g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $3)
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.

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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/nutrients
  2. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.