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Cornmeal vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sugars (difference - 1.61g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 287mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.163g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal 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.
Cornmeal Falafel
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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
Cornmeal 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
36
Cornmeal
10
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
21
Cornmeal
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 +27.5%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Potassium +312%
Contains more Magnesium +156.3%
Contains more Copper +239.5%
Contains more Zinc +127.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.9%
Contains more Iron +27.5%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Potassium +312%
Contains more Magnesium +156.3%
Contains more Copper +239.5%
Contains more Zinc +127.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.9%

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 A +1546.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +1100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1546.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +1100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.7%

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
43%
Cornmeal
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
32%
Falafel
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
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 Cornmeal Falafel Opinion
Calories 370 333 Cornmeal
Protein 7.11 13.31 Falafel
Fats 1.75 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 79.45 31.84 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.36 3.42 Cornmeal
Calcium 3 54 Falafel
Potassium 142 585 Falafel
Magnesium 32 82 Falafel
Sugars 1.61 Cornmeal
Fiber 3.9 Cornmeal
Copper 0.076 0.258 Falafel
Zinc 0.66 1.5 Falafel
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 99 192 Falafel
Sodium 7 294 Cornmeal
Vitamin A 214 13 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.551 0.146 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.166 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968 1.044 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24 0.292 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.182 0.125 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Cornmeal
Folic acid (B9) 180 15 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.22 2.383 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.038 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.172 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.242 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 1.006 0.944 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.105 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.162 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.366 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.337 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.172 0.364 Falafel
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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