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Buckwheat vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 293mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.642g)
Which food is cheaper?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Buckwheat Falafel
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Buckwheat Falafel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
22
Buckwheat
10
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
71
Buckwheat
43
Falafel

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
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Contains more Magnesium +181.7%
Contains more Copper +326.4%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Iron +55.5%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +27.2%
Contains more Magnesium +181.7%
Contains more Copper +326.4%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Iron +55.5%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +27.2%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +156%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +572.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +322.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +44.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +156%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +572.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +322.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +44.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%

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 the food
Protein
80%
Buckwheat
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
72%
Buckwheat
32%
Falafel
Fats
16%
Buckwheat
82%
Falafel

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Buckwheat Falafel Opinion
Calories 343 333 Buckwheat
Protein 13.25 13.31 Falafel
Fats 3.4 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 71.5 31.84 Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.2 3.42 Falafel
Calcium 18 54 Falafel
Potassium 460 585 Falafel
Magnesium 231 82 Buckwheat
Sugars
Fiber 10 Buckwheat
Copper 1.1 0.258 Buckwheat
Zinc 2.4 1.5 Buckwheat
Starch
Phosphorus 347 192 Buckwheat
Sodium 1 294 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 0 13 Falafel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.101 0.146 Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.425 0.166 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 7.02 1.044 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 1.233 0.292 Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.21 0.125 Buckwheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 15 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Buckwheat
Saturated Fat 0.741 2.383 Buckwheat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.04 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.039 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.192 0.134 Buckwheat
Threonine 0.506 0.492 Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.498 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.832 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.672 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.172 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.52 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.678 0.562 Buckwheat
Histidine 0.309 0.364 Falafel
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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