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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, Phosphorus, and Zinc, however Chickpea is richer in Manganese, Folate, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Chickpea is 819% higher.
  • Sesame contains 17 times more Calcium than Chickpea. While Sesame contains 975mg of Calcium, Chickpea contains only 57mg.
  • 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 Iron +237.6%
Contains more Calcium +1610.5%
Contains more Magnesium +344.3%
Contains more Copper +522.3%
Contains more Zinc +180.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +149.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.2%
Contains more Potassium +53.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Contains more Iron +237.6%
Contains more Calcium +1610.5%
Contains more Magnesium +344.3%
Contains more Copper +522.3%
Contains more Zinc +180.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +149.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.2%
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
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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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +228%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3076%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +474.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 5% 17% 0% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 0% 23% 418%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +228%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3076%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +474.2%

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 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

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Sesame Chickpea
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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