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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 Iron +77%
Contains more Calcium +215.8%
Contains more Magnesium +132.9%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Potassium +68.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 287% 54% 38% 132% 270% 99% 184% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Contains more Iron +77%
Contains more Calcium +215.8%
Contains more Magnesium +132.9%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
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
:
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 2% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 5% 0%
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 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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Teff 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 Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.