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Falafel vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.752g)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sugars (difference - 0.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sodium (difference - 76mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
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 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 Refried beans
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Falafel Refried beans
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
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
43
Falafel
24
Refried beans

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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Contains more Iron +137.5%
Contains more Calcium +86.2%
Contains more Potassium +83.4%
Contains more Magnesium +134.3%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Zinc +158.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.7%
Contains less Sodium -20.5%
Contains more Iron +137.5%
Contains more Calcium +86.2%
Contains more Potassium +83.4%
Contains more Magnesium +134.3%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Zinc +158.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.7%
Contains less Sodium -20.5%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.4%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +275%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.4%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +275%

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
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
14%
Refried beans
Fats
82%
Falafel
9%
Refried beans

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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 Refried beans Opinion
Calories 333 90 Falafel
Protein 13.31 4.98 Falafel
Fats 17.8 2.01 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 6 Refried beans
Carbs 31.84 13.55 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 1.44 Falafel
Calcium 54 29 Falafel
Potassium 585 319 Falafel
Magnesium 82 35 Falafel
Sugars 0.54 Refried beans
Fiber 3.7 Refried beans
Copper 0.258 0.129 Falafel
Zinc 1.5 0.58 Falafel
Starch 7.43 Refried beans
Phosphorus 192 92 Falafel
Sodium 294 370 Falafel
Vitamin A 13 0 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.09 Refried beans
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.076 Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.079 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044 0.367 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.189 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.103 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.1 Refried beans
Folic acid (B9) 15 0 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0.016 Falafel
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.631 Refried beans
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.601 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.543 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.065 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 0.231 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.242 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 0.438 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 0.377 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.083 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.297 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.287 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 153 Refried beans
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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