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Falafel vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 288mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.383g)
Which food is cheaper?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (35)

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Falafel Amaranth grain
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
10
Falafel
3
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
43
Falafel
24
Amaranth grain

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
:
Contains more Iron +62.9%
Contains more Calcium +14.9%
Contains more Potassium +333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +26.2%
Contains more Copper +73.2%
Contains more Zinc +74.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.7%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Iron +62.9%
Contains more Calcium +14.9%
Contains more Potassium +333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +26.2%
Contains more Copper +73.2%
Contains more Zinc +74.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.7%
Contains less Sodium -98%

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
Falafel
10
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +873.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +654.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +344.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.113
Contains more Vitamin B1 +873.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +654.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +344.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.113

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%
Falafel
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
82%
Falafel
7%
Amaranth grain

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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 Falafel Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 333 102 Falafel
Protein 13.31 3.8 Falafel
Fats 17.8 1.58 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 18.69 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Iron 3.42 2.1 Falafel
Calcium 54 47 Falafel
Potassium 585 135 Falafel
Magnesium 82 65 Falafel
Sugars
Fiber 2.1 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.258 0.149 Falafel
Zinc 1.5 0.86 Falafel
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 192 148 Falafel
Sodium 294 6 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 13 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.015 Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.022 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044 0.235 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.113 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 Falafel
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 15 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 2.383 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 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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