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Lentil vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 292mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.33g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $2.9)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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.
Lentil Falafel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals 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
Lentil Falafel
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
Lentil
10
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
43
Falafel

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
Lentil
1
:
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +184.2%
Contains more Potassium +58.5%
Contains more Magnesium +127.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Equal in Iron - 3.42
Equal in Copper - 0.258
Equal in Phosphorus - 192
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +184.2%
Contains more Potassium +58.5%
Contains more Magnesium +127.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Equal in Iron - 3.42
Equal in Copper - 0.258
Equal in Phosphorus - 192

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
Lentil
6
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.4%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.6
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.044
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.4%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.6
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.044

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
54%
Lentil
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
32%
Falafel
Fats
2%
Lentil
82%
Falafel

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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 Lentil Falafel Opinion
Calories 116 333 Falafel
Protein 9.02 13.31 Falafel
Fats 0.38 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.5 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 20.13 31.84 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 3.42 Falafel
Calcium 19 54 Falafel
Potassium 369 585 Falafel
Magnesium 36 82 Falafel
Sugars 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.258 Falafel
Zinc 1.27 1.5 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 180 192 Falafel
Sodium 2 294 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 13 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.146 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.166 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.06 1.044 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.292 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.125 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 15 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.053 2.383 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.081 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.323 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.39 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.654 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.63 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.077 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.448 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.254 0.364 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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