Chickpeas vs. Kidney Beans

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Chickpeas and Kidney Beans


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

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

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

  • Both chickpeas and kidney beans are high in calcium, calories, dietary fiber, potassium and protein.
  • Chickpea has more thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folate.
  • Chickpea is a great source of iron.
Detailed nutritional comparison of chickpeas and kidney beans 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: Chickpeas (Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt) and Kidney Beans (Beans, kidney, red, mature seeds, canned, drained solids, rinsed in tap water) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both chickpeas and kidney beans are high in calories. Chickpea has 36% more calories than kidney bean - chickpea has 164 calories per 100 grams and kidney bean has 121 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, chickpeas is lighter in protein, heavier in fat and similar to kidney beans for carbs. Chickpeas has a macronutrient ratio of 21:65:14 and for kidney beans, 26:67:7 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Chickpeas Kidney Beans
Protein 21% 26%
Carbohydrates 65% 67%
Fat 14% 7%
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carbohydrates

Kidney bean has 24% less carbohydrates than chickpea - chickpea has 27.4g of total carbs per 100 grams and kidney bean has 20.8g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both chickpeas and kidney beans are high in dietary fiber. Chickpea has 27% more dietary fiber than kidney bean - chickpea has 7.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and kidney bean has 6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Kidney bean has less sugar than chickpea - chickpea has 4.8g of sugar per 100 grams and kidney bean does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

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Both chickpeas and kidney beans are high in protein. Chickpea has a little more protein (9%) than kidney bean by weight - chickpea has 8.9g of protein per 100 grams and kidney bean has 8.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both chickpeas and kidney beans are low in saturated fat - chickpea has 0.27g of saturated fat per 100 grams and kidney bean has 0.33g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Chickpeas and kidney beans contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - chickpea has 1.3mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and kidney bean has 0.2mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Chickpeas and kidney beans contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - chickpea has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and kidney bean does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Chickpeas and kidney beans contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - chickpea has 0.35mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and kidney bean has 0.03mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Chickpeas and kidney beans contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - chickpea has 4ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and kidney bean has 5.7ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Chickpea has more thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folate. Both chickpeas and kidney beans contain significant amounts of niacin and Vitamin B6.

Chickpeas Kidney Beans
Thiamin 0.116 MG 0.06 MG
Riboflavin 0.063 MG 0.015 MG
Niacin 0.526 MG 0.417 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.286 MG ~
Vitamin B6 0.139 MG 0.113 MG
Folate 172 UG 23 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both chickpeas and kidney beans are high in calcium. Kidney bean has 18% more calcium than chickpea - chickpea has 49mg of calcium per 100 grams and kidney bean has 58mg of calcium.

iron

Chickpea is a great source of iron and it has 93% more iron than kidney bean - chickpea has 2.9mg of iron per 100 grams and kidney bean has 1.5mg of iron.

potassium

Both chickpeas and kidney beans are high in potassium. Chickpea has 16% more potassium than kidney bean - chickpea has 291mg of potassium per 100 grams and kidney bean has 250mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, kidney bean has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than chickpea per 100 grams.

Chickpeas Kidney Beans
alpha linoleic acid 0.043 G 0.132 G
Total 0.043 G 0.132 G

omega 6s

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

Chickpeas Kidney Beans
linoleic acid 1.113 G 0.217 G
Total 1.113 G 0.217 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: Chickpeas (Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt) and Kidney Beans (Beans, kidney, red, mature seeds, canned, drained solids, rinsed in tap water) .

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