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Cowpea vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sugars (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cowpea
Cowpea contains less Sodium (difference - 290mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cowpea
Cowpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.245g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cowpea
Cowpea is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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.
Cowpea 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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cowpea 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
8
Cowpea
10
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
28
Cowpea
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
Cowpea
2
:
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +36.3%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +110.4%
Contains more Magnesium +54.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.258
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +36.3%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +110.4%
Contains more Magnesium +54.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.258

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
Cowpea
5
:
Contains more Vitamin A +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
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
46%
Cowpea
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea
32%
Falafel
Fats
2%
Cowpea
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 Cowpea Falafel Opinion
Calories 116 333 Falafel
Protein 7.73 13.31 Falafel
Fats 0.53 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0.4 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 20.76 31.84 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.51 3.42 Falafel
Calcium 24 54 Falafel
Potassium 278 585 Falafel
Magnesium 53 82 Falafel
Sugars 3.3 Cowpea
Fiber 6.5 Cowpea
Copper 0.268 0.258 Cowpea
Zinc 1.29 1.5 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 156 192 Falafel
Sodium 4 294 Cowpea
Vitamin A 15 13 Cowpea
Vitamin E 0.28 Cowpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.202 0.146 Cowpea
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.166 Falafel
Vitamin B3 0.495 1.044 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.411 0.292 Cowpea
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.125 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Cowpea
Folic acid (B9) 0 15 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.138 2.383 Cowpea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.095 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.294 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.314 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.592 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.523 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.11 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.451 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.368 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.24 0.364 Falafel
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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