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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
Tempeh
6
:
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Magnesium +52.8%
Contains more Copper +109%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.5%
Contains more Zinc +13.2%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Equal in Iron - 2.51
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 8% 25% 38% 90% 36% 67% 1%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Magnesium +52.8%
Contains more Copper +109%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.5%
Contains more Zinc +13.2%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
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
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.8%
Contains more Folate +766.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 0% 51% 13% 10% 25% 24% 0% 5% 156%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.8%
Contains more Folate +766.7%

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
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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tempeh Cowpea (Black-eyed pea)
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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.