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Tempeh vs Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Tempeh and Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)?

  • Tempeh is higher in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Calcium, yet Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is higher in Folate, and Vitamin B1.
  • Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)'s daily need coverage for Folate is 46% more.
  • Tempeh has 18 times more Saturated Fat than Cowpea (Black-eyed pea). While Tempeh has 2.539g of Saturated Fat, Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) has only 0.138g.

We used Tempeh and Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt types 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 +362.5%
Contains more Magnesium +52.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Copper +109%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +13.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.51
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 95% 38% 67% 25% 1% 36% 90%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Magnesium +52.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Copper +109%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +13.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.51

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
Tempeh
4
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +550.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.8%
Contains more Folate +766.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 18% 10% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 2% 51% 13% 10% 25% 24% 156% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.8%
Contains more Folate +766.7%

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.
Tempeh Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tempeh Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 14.26g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Protein 20.29g 7.73g Tempeh
Fats 10.8g 0.53g Tempeh
Carbs 7.64g 20.76g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calories 192kcal 116kcal Tempeh
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 3.3g Tempeh
Fiber g 6.5g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Calcium 111mg 24mg Tempeh
Iron 2.7mg 2.51mg Tempeh
Magnesium 81mg 53mg Tempeh
Phosphorus 266mg 156mg Tempeh
Potassium 412mg 278mg Tempeh
Sodium 9mg 4mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Zinc 1.14mg 1.29mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Copper 0.56mg 0.268mg Tempeh
Vitamin A 0IU 15IU Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin E mg 0.28mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.4mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.202mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B2 0.358mg 0.055mg Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64mg 0.495mg Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278mg 0.411mg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B6 0.215mg 0.1mg Tempeh
Folate 24µg 208µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Vitamin B12 0.08µg 0µg Tempeh
Vitamin K µg 1.7µg Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Tryptophan 0.194mg 0.095mg Tempeh
Threonine 0.796mg 0.294mg Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88mg 0.314mg Tempeh
Leucine 1.43mg 0.592mg Tempeh
Lysine 0.908mg 0.523mg Tempeh
Methionine 0.175mg 0.11mg Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893mg 0.451mg Tempeh
Valine 0.92mg 0.368mg Tempeh
Histidine 0.466mg 0.24mg Tempeh
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.539g 0.138g Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205g 0.044g Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 0.225g Tempeh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tempeh Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
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
20
Tempeh
24
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
44
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 food.
Protein
122%
Tempeh
46%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
21%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Fats
50%
Tempeh
2%
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.401g)
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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/nutrients
  2. Cowpea (Black-eyed pea) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173759/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.