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Falafel vs Cowpea - 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?
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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.
Falafel Cowpea
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
Falafel Cowpea
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
10
Falafel
8
Cowpea
Mineral Summary Score
43
Falafel
28
Cowpea

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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Cowpea
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%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.268
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%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.268

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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Cowpea
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) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.8%

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
46%
Cowpea
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
21%
Cowpea
Fats
82%
Falafel
2%
Cowpea

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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 Cowpea Opinion
Calories 333 116 Falafel
Protein 13.31 7.73 Falafel
Fats 17.8 0.53 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0.4 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 20.76 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 2.51 Falafel
Calcium 54 24 Falafel
Potassium 585 278 Falafel
Magnesium 82 53 Falafel
Sugars 3.3 Cowpea
Fiber 6.5 Cowpea
Copper 0.258 0.268 Cowpea
Zinc 1.5 1.29 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 192 156 Falafel
Sodium 294 4 Cowpea
Vitamin A 13 15 Cowpea
Vitamin E 0.28 Cowpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.202 Cowpea
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.055 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044 0.495 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.411 Cowpea
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.1 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Cowpea
Folic acid (B9) 15 0 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.138 Cowpea
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.044 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.225 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.095 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 0.294 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.314 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 0.592 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 0.523 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.11 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.451 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.368 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 0.24 Falafel
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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