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Falafel vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 288mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.233g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pasta
Pasta is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
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 Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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 Pasta
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Falafel Pasta
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
12
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
43
Falafel
10
Pasta

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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1
Pasta
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +2337.5%
Contains more Magnesium +355.6%
Contains more Copper +177.4%
Contains more Zinc +167.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +204.8%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +2337.5%
Contains more Magnesium +355.6%
Contains more Copper +177.4%
Contains more Zinc +167.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +204.8%
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
:
4
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +280%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.992
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +280%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.992

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
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
25%
Pasta
Fats
82%
Falafel
5%
Pasta

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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 Pasta Opinion
Calories 333 131 Falafel
Protein 13.31 5.15 Falafel
Fats 17.8 1.05 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 24.93 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 33 Falafel
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Iron 3.42 1.14 Falafel
Calcium 54 6 Falafel
Potassium 585 24 Falafel
Magnesium 82 18 Falafel
Sugars
Fiber
Copper 0.258 0.093 Falafel
Zinc 1.5 0.56 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 192 63 Falafel
Sodium 294 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 13 20 Pasta
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.209 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.15 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044 0.992 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.183 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.034 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 15 57 Pasta
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.124 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.429 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.065 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 0.134 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.197 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 0.348 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 0.097 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.079 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.247 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.217 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 0.103 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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