Peanuts vs. Peas

Nutrition comparison of Peanuts and Peas


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in peanuts and peas:

  • Both peas and peanuts are high in dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Pea is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
  • Peanut has more niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Peanut is a great source of calcium.
  • Peanut is an excellent source of protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of peanuts and peas 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: Peanuts (Peanuts, all types, dry-roasted, without salt) and Peas (Peas, green, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Peanut is high in calories and pea has 86% less calories than peanut - pea has 81 calories per 100 grams and peanut has 587 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, peanuts is lighter in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to peas per calorie. Peanuts has a macronutrient ratio of 16:14:71 and for peas, 26:69:5 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Peanuts Peas
Protein 16% 26%
Carbohydrates 14% 69%
Fat 71% 5%
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carbohydrates

Pea has 32% less carbohydrates than peanut - pea has 14.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and peanut has 21.3g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both peas and peanuts are high in dietary fiber. Peanut has 47% more dietary fiber than pea - pea has 5.7g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and peanut has 8.4g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Peas and peanuts contain similar amounts of sugar - pea has 5.7g of sugar per 100 grams and peanut has 4.9g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Peanut is an excellent source of protein and it has 349% more protein than pea - pea has 5.4g of protein per 100 grams and peanut has 24.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Peanut is high in saturated fat and pea has 99% less saturated fat than peanut - pea has 0.07g of saturated fat per 100 grams and peanut has 7.7g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both peanuts and peas are low in trans fat - peanut has 0.03g of trans fat per 100 grams and pea does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Pea is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has more Vitamin C than peanut - pea has 40mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and peanut does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Pea has more Vitamin A than peanut - pea has 38ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and peanut does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Peanut has 36 times more Vitamin E than pea - pea has 0.13mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and peanut has 4.9mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Pea has more Vitamin K than peanut - pea has 24.8ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and peanut does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Peanut has more niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6. Both peanuts and peas contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin and folate.

Peanuts Peas
Thiamin 0.152 MG 0.266 MG
Riboflavin 0.197 MG 0.132 MG
Niacin 14.355 MG 2.09 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.011 MG 0.104 MG
Vitamin B6 0.466 MG 0.169 MG
Folate 97 UG 65 UG

Minerals

calcium

Peanut is a great source of calcium and it has 132% more calcium than pea - pea has 25mg of calcium per 100 grams and peanut has 58mg of calcium.

iron

Peas and peanuts contain similar amounts of iron - pea has 1.5mg of iron per 100 grams and peanut has 1.6mg of iron.

potassium

Both peas and peanuts are high in potassium. Peanut has 160% more potassium than pea - pea has 244mg of potassium per 100 grams and peanut has 634mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Peanuts Peas
alpha linoleic acid 0.026 G 0.035 G
Total 0.026 G 0.035 G

omega 6s

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

Peanuts Peas
other omega 6 0.004 G ~
linoleic acid 9.715 G 0.152 G
Total 9.719 G 0.152 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: Peanuts (Peanuts, all types, dry-roasted, without salt) and Peas (Peas, green, raw) .

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