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Teff vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Teff and Chickpea different?

  • Teff is richer in Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Calcium, and Vitamin B3, while Chickpea is higher in Manganese, Fiber, Choline, and Vitamin B5.
  • Chickpea covers your daily need of Manganese 525% more than Teff.
  • Teff contains 3 times more Calcium than Chickpea. Teff contains 180mg of Calcium, while Chickpea contains 57mg.

Teff, uncooked and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw types were 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
Teff
7
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Contains more Calcium +215.8%
Contains more Iron +77%
Contains more Magnesium +132.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Contains more Potassium +68.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Contains more Calcium +215.8%
Contains more Iron +77%
Contains more Magnesium +132.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Contains more Potassium +68.1%

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
Teff
2
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11%
Contains more Vitamin K +373.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 5%
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 B2 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11%
Contains more Vitamin K +373.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Chickpea Opinion
Net carbs 65.13g 50.75g Teff
Protein 13.3g 20.47g Chickpea
Fats 2.38g 6.04g Chickpea
Carbs 73.13g 62.95g Teff
Calories 367kcal 378kcal Chickpea
Starch 36.56g g Teff
Fructose 0.47g g Teff
Sugar 1.84g 10.7g Teff
Fiber 8g 12.2g Chickpea
Calcium 180mg 57mg Teff
Iron 7.63mg 4.31mg Teff
Magnesium 184mg 79mg Teff
Phosphorus 429mg 252mg Teff
Potassium 427mg 718mg Chickpea
Sodium 12mg 24mg Teff
Zinc 3.63mg 2.76mg Teff
Copper 0.81mg 0.656mg Teff
Vitamin A 9IU 67IU Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.82mg Chickpea
Vitamin D IU 0IU Chickpea
Vitamin D µg 0µg Chickpea
Vitamin C mg 4mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.477mg Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.212mg Teff
Vitamin B3 3.363mg 1.541mg Teff
Vitamin B5 0.942mg 1.588mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.482mg 0.535mg Chickpea
Folate µg 557µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Chickpea
Vitamin K 1.9µg 9µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.139mg 0.2mg Chickpea
Threonine 0.51mg 0.766mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.501mg 0.882mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.068mg 1.465mg Chickpea
Lysine 0.376mg 1.377mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.428mg 0.27mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698mg 1.103mg Chickpea
Valine 0.686mg 0.865mg Chickpea
Histidine 0.301mg 0.566mg Chickpea
Cholesterol mg 0mg Teff
Trans Fat g 0g Teff
Saturated Fat 0.449g 0.603g Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589g 1.377g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071g 2.731g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Teff 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
33
Teff
74
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
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
80%
Teff
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
63%
Chickpea
Fats
11%
Teff
28%
Chickpea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Teff
Teff is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.154g)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.