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Falafel vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 279mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.058g)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sugars (difference - 6.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
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.
Falafel Maize
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Falafel Maize
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
13
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
43
Falafel
13
Maize

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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Maize
Contains more Iron +557.7%
Contains more Calcium +2600%
Contains more Potassium +116.7%
Contains more Magnesium +121.6%
Contains more Copper +377.8%
Contains more Zinc +226.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Iron +557.7%
Contains more Calcium +2600%
Contains more Potassium +116.7%
Contains more Magnesium +121.6%
Contains more Copper +377.8%
Contains more Zinc +226.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%

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
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7
Maize
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.4%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +325%
Contains more Vitamin A +1338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.155
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.4%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +325%
Contains more Vitamin A +1338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.155

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
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
19%
Maize
Fats
82%
Falafel
6%
Maize

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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 Maize Opinion
Calories 333 86 Falafel
Protein 13.31 3.27 Falafel
Fats 17.8 1.35 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 6.8 Maize
Carbs 31.84 18.7 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 0.52 Falafel
Calcium 54 2 Falafel
Potassium 585 270 Falafel
Magnesium 82 37 Falafel
Sugars 6.26 Maize
Fiber 2 Maize
Copper 0.258 0.054 Falafel
Zinc 1.5 0.46 Falafel
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 192 89 Falafel
Sodium 294 15 Maize
Vitamin A 13 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.155 Maize
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.055 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044 1.77 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.717 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.093 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 15 0 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.325 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.432 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.487 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.023 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 0.129 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.129 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 0.348 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 0.137 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.067 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.15 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.185 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 0.089 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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