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Bean vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sugars (difference - 6.6g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bean
Bean contains less Sodium (difference - 279mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bean
Bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.035g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bean
Bean is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bean
Bean 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.
Bean Falafel
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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
Bean 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
32
Bean
10
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
88
Bean
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
Bean
8
:
Contains more Iron +97.1%
Contains more Calcium +144.4%
Contains more Potassium +113%
Contains more Magnesium +130.5%
Contains more Copper +264.7%
Contains more Zinc +78.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Iron +97.1%
Contains more Calcium +144.4%
Contains more Potassium +113%
Contains more Magnesium +130.5%
Contains more Copper +264.7%
Contains more Zinc +78.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.1%
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
Bean
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +776.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +325.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +554.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +205.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +776.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +325.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +554.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +205.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%

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
143%
Bean
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
63%
Bean
32%
Falafel
Fats
5%
Bean
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 Bean Falafel Opinion
Calories 347 333 Bean
Protein 23.86 13.31 Bean
Fats 1.15 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 4.8 1.6 Bean
Carbs 62.62 31.84 Bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 3.42 Bean
Calcium 132 54 Bean
Potassium 1246 585 Bean
Magnesium 189 82 Bean
Sugars 6.6 Bean
Fiber 16.3 Bean
Copper 0.941 0.258 Bean
Zinc 2.68 1.5 Bean
Starch
Phosphorus 367 192 Bean
Sodium 15 294 Bean
Vitamin A 114 13 Bean
Vitamin E 0.51 Bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.146 Bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.166 Bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 1.044 Bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.292 Bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.125 Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 15 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 2.383 Bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.26 0.134 Bean
Threonine 0.782 0.492 Bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.567 Bean
Leucine 1.847 0.944 Bean
Lysine 1.664 0.856 Bean
Methionine 0.286 0.187 Bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.707 Bean
Valine 1.237 0.562 Bean
Histidine 0.695 0.364 Bean
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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