Egg vs. Chickpeas

Nutrition comparison of Egg and Cooked Chickpeas


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

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

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

  • Both egg and chickpeas are high in calcium, calories and protein.
  • Chickpea has 10.6 times less saturated fat than egg.
  • Chickpea has more thiamin, niacin and folate, however, egg contains more riboflavin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12.
  • Chickpea is a great source of iron and potassium.
  • Chickpea is an excellent source of dietary fiber.
  • Egg has 11.9 times less sugar than chickpea.
  • Egg has signficantly less carbohydrates than chickpea.
  • Egg is a great source of Vitamin D.
  • Egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
  • For omega-3 fatty acids, egg has more dha than chickpea.
Detailed nutritional comparison of egg 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: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) 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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Calories and Carbs

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Both egg and chickpeas are high in calories. Chickpea has 15% more calories than egg - egg has 143 calories per 100 grams and chickpea has 164 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, egg is heavier in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to chickpeas per calorie. Egg has a macronutrient ratio of 36:2:62 and for chickpeas, 21:65:14 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Egg Chickpeas
Protein 36% 21%
Carbohydrates 2% 65%
Fat 62% 14%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Egg has signficantly less carbohydrates than chickpea - egg has 0.72g of total carbs per 100 grams and chickpea has 27.4g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

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

sugar

Egg has 11.9 times less sugar than chickpea - egg has 0.37g of sugar per 100 grams and chickpea has 4.8g of sugar.



Protein

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Both egg and chickpeas are high in protein. Egg has 42% more protein than chickpea - egg has 12.6g of protein per 100 grams and chickpea has 8.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Chickpea has 10.6 times less saturated fat than egg - egg has 3.1g of saturated fat per 100 grams and chickpea has 0.27g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both egg and chickpeas are low in trans fat - egg has 0.04g of trans fat per 100 grams and chickpea does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Egg is high in cholesterol and chickpea has less cholesterol than egg - egg has 372mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and chickpea does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

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

Vitamin A

Egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 159 times more Vitamin A than chickpea - egg has 160ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and chickpea has 1ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Egg is a great source of Vitamin D and it has more Vitamin D than chickpea - egg has 82iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and chickpea does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Egg and chickpeas contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - egg has 1.1mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and chickpea has 0.35mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Egg and chickpeas contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - egg has 0.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and chickpea has 4ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Chickpea has more thiamin, niacin and folate, however, egg contains more riboflavin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12. Both egg and chickpeas contain significant amounts of Vitamin B6.

Egg Chickpeas
Thiamin 0.04 MG 0.116 MG
Riboflavin 0.457 MG 0.063 MG
Niacin 0.075 MG 0.526 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.533 MG 0.286 MG
Vitamin B6 0.17 MG 0.139 MG
Folate 47 UG 172 UG
Vitamin B12 0.89 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Both egg and chickpeas are high in calcium. Egg has 14% more calcium than chickpea - egg has 56mg of calcium per 100 grams and chickpea has 49mg of calcium.

iron

Chickpea is a great source of iron and it has 65% more iron than egg - egg has 1.8mg of iron per 100 grams and chickpea has 2.9mg of iron.

potassium

Chickpea is a great source of potassium and it has 111% more potassium than egg - egg has 138mg of potassium per 100 grams and chickpea has 291mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Egg Chickpeas
lutein + zeaxanthin 503 UG ~
beta-carotene ~ 16 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, egg has more DHA than chickpea per 100 grams. Both egg and chickpeas contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Egg Chickpeas
alpha linoleic acid 0.048 G 0.043 G
DHA 0.058 G ~
DPA 0.007 G ~
Total 0.113 G 0.043 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both egg and chickpeas contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Egg Chickpeas
other omega 6 0.022 G ~
linoleic acid 1.555 G 1.113 G
Total 1.577 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: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) and Chickpeas (Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt) .

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