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Pasta vs Falafel - 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?
?
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.
Pasta Falafel
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
Pasta 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
12
Pasta
10
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
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
Pasta
1
:
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%
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%

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
Pasta
4
:
Contains more Vitamin A +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +280%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.044
Contains more Vitamin A +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +280%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.6%
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
31%
Pasta
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
32%
Falafel
Fats
5%
Pasta
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 Pasta Falafel Opinion
Calories 131 333 Falafel
Protein 5.15 13.31 Falafel
Fats 1.05 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 24.93 31.84 Falafel
Cholesterol 33 0 Falafel
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Iron 1.14 3.42 Falafel
Calcium 6 54 Falafel
Potassium 24 585 Falafel
Magnesium 18 82 Falafel
Sugars
Fiber
Copper 0.093 0.258 Falafel
Zinc 0.56 1.5 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 63 192 Falafel
Sodium 6 294 Pasta
Vitamin A 20 13 Pasta
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.146 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.166 Falafel
Vitamin B3 0.992 1.044 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.292 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.125 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 57 15 Pasta
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.15 2.383 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.065 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.134 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.197 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.348 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.097 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.079 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.217 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.103 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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