Beef vs. Chickpeas

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Beef and Cooked Chickpeas


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of cooked beef versus cooked chickpeas (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in beef and chickpeas:

  • Both beef and chickpeas are high in calories, iron, potassium and protein.
  • Beef has signficantly less carbohydrates than chickpea.
  • Chickpea has more thiamin and folate, however, beef contains more riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.
  • Chickpea is a great source of calcium.
  • Chickpea is an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Detailed nutritional comparison of beef and chickpeas is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, patty, cooked, broiled) and Chickpeas (Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Here's an infographic summarizing the nutritional differences between beef and chickpeas. marks particularly rich nutrients.


Calories and Carbs

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Both beef and chickpeas are high in calories. Beef has 69% more calories than chickpea - beef has 277 calories per 100 grams and chickpea has 164 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, beef is heavier in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to chickpeas per calorie. Beef has a macronutrient ratio of 38:0:62 and for chickpeas, 21:65:14 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Beef Chickpeas
Protein 38% 21%
Carbohydrates ~ 65%
Fat 62% 14%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Beef has signficantly less carbohydrates than chickpea - chickpea has 27.4g of total carbs per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

dietary fiber

Chickpea is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than beef - chickpea has 7.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Beef has less sugar than chickpea - chickpea has 4.8g of sugar per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both beef and chickpeas are high in protein. Beef has 186% more protein than chickpea - beef has 25.4g of protein per 100 grams and chickpea has 8.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Beef is high in saturated fat and chickpea has 96% less saturated fat than beef - beef has 7.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and chickpea has 0.27g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Chickpea has less trans fat than beef - beef has 1.2g of trans fat per 100 grams and chickpea does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Chickpea has less cholesterol than beef - beef has 88mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and chickpea does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Chickpea has more Vitamin C than beef - chickpea has 1.3mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Beef and chickpeas contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - beef has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and chickpea has 1ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Beef and chickpeas contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - beef has 2iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and chickpea does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Beef and chickpeas contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beef has 0.12mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and chickpea has 0.35mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Beef and chickpeas contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - beef has 3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and chickpea has 4ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Chickpea has more thiamin and folate, however, beef contains more riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.

Beef Chickpeas
Thiamin 0.051 MG 0.116 MG
Riboflavin 0.176 MG 0.063 MG
Niacin 4.537 MG 0.526 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.658 MG 0.286 MG
Vitamin B6 0.336 MG 0.139 MG
Folate 11 UG 172 UG
Vitamin B12 2.9 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Chickpea is a great source of calcium and it has 40% more calcium than beef - beef has 35mg of calcium per 100 grams and chickpea has 49mg of calcium.

iron

Both beef and chickpeas are high in iron. Chickpea has 28% more iron than beef - beef has 2.3mg of iron per 100 grams and chickpea has 2.9mg of iron.

potassium

Both beef and chickpeas are high in potassium. Beef is very similar to beef for potassium - beef has 275mg of potassium per 100 grams and chickpea has 291mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both beef and chickpeas contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Beef Chickpeas
alpha linoleic acid 0.056 G 0.043 G
Total 0.056 G 0.043 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, chickpea has more linoleic acid than beef per 100 grams.

Beef Chickpeas
other omega 6 0.012 G ~
linoleic acid 0.39 G 1.113 G
Total 0.402 G 1.113 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, patty, cooked, broiled) and Chickpeas (Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt) .

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