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Chickpea vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sugars (difference - 10.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chickpea
Chickpea contains less Sodium (difference - 270mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.78g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.
Chickpea Falafel
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chickpea 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
29
Chickpea
10
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
55
Chickpea
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 Iron +26%
Contains more Potassium +22.7%
Contains more Copper +154.3%
Contains more Zinc +84%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Equal in Calcium - 54
Equal in Magnesium - 82
Contains more Iron +26%
Contains more Potassium +22.7%
Contains more Copper +154.3%
Contains more Zinc +84%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Equal in Calcium - 54
Equal in Magnesium - 82

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +415.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +443.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +328%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +415.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +443.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +328%
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
123%
Chickpea
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
32%
Falafel
Fats
28%
Chickpea
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 Chickpea Falafel Opinion
Calories 378 333 Chickpea
Protein 20.47 13.31 Chickpea
Fats 6.04 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 4 1.6 Chickpea
Carbs 62.95 31.84 Chickpea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.31 3.42 Chickpea
Calcium 57 54 Chickpea
Potassium 718 585 Chickpea
Magnesium 79 82 Falafel
Sugars 10.7 Chickpea
Fiber 12.2 Chickpea
Copper 0.656 0.258 Chickpea
Zinc 2.76 1.5 Chickpea
Starch
Phosphorus 252 192 Chickpea
Sodium 24 294 Chickpea
Vitamin A 67 13 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.477 0.146 Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.166 Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.541 1.044 Chickpea
Vitamin B5 1.588 0.292 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535 0.125 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Chickpea
Folic acid (B9) 0 15 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.603 2.383 Chickpea
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.2 0.134 Chickpea
Threonine 0.766 0.492 Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882 0.567 Chickpea
Leucine 1.465 0.944 Chickpea
Lysine 1.377 0.856 Chickpea
Methionine 0.27 0.187 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103 0.707 Chickpea
Valine 0.865 0.562 Chickpea
Histidine 0.566 0.364 Chickpea
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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