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Falafel vs Tempeh - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 285mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.156g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Tempeh
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Falafel Tempeh
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
14
Tempeh
Mineral Summary Score
43
Falafel
45
Tempeh

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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4
Tempeh
Contains more Iron +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +42%
Contains more Zinc +31.6%
Contains more Calcium +105.6%
Contains more Copper +117.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 81
Contains more Iron +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +42%
Contains more Zinc +31.6%
Contains more Calcium +105.6%
Contains more Copper +117.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 81

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
Tempeh
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.2%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.278
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.2%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.278

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
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
8%
Tempeh
Fats
82%
Falafel
50%
Tempeh

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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 Tempeh Opinion
Calories 333 192 Falafel
Protein 13.31 20.29 Tempeh
Fats 17.8 10.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 7.64 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 2.7 Falafel
Calcium 54 111 Tempeh
Potassium 585 412 Falafel
Magnesium 82 81 Falafel
Sugars
Fiber
Copper 0.258 0.56 Tempeh
Zinc 1.5 1.14 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 192 266 Tempeh
Sodium 294 9 Tempeh
Vitamin A 13 0 Falafel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.078 Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.358 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 1.044 2.64 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.278 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.215 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0 0.08 Tempeh
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 15 0 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.383 2.539 Falafel
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 3.205 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 4.3 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.134 0.194 Tempeh
Threonine 0.492 0.796 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.567 0.88 Tempeh
Leucine 0.944 1.43 Tempeh
Lysine 0.856 0.908 Tempeh
Methionine 0.187 0.175 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.893 Tempeh
Valine 0.562 0.92 Tempeh
Histidine 0.364 0.466 Tempeh
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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