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Brown rice vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sugars (difference - 0.24g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sodium (difference - 290mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.123g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brown rice
Brown rice is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.
Brown rice Falafel
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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
Brown rice 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
Brown rice
10
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
14
Brown rice
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
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Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +510.7%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Potassium +580.2%
Contains more Magnesium +110.3%
Contains more Copper +143.4%
Contains more Zinc +111.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.4%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +510.7%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Potassium +580.2%
Contains more Magnesium +110.3%
Contains more Copper +143.4%
Contains more Zinc +111.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.4%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.125
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.125

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
16%
Brown rice
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
26%
Brown rice
32%
Falafel
Fats
4%
Brown rice
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 Brown rice Falafel Opinion
Calories 123 333 Falafel
Protein 2.74 13.31 Falafel
Fats 0.97 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 25.58 31.84 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.56 3.42 Falafel
Calcium 3 54 Falafel
Potassium 86 585 Falafel
Magnesium 39 82 Falafel
Sugars 0.24 Brown rice
Fiber 1.6 Brown rice
Copper 0.106 0.258 Falafel
Zinc 0.71 1.5 Falafel
Starch 24.79 Brown rice
Phosphorus 103 192 Falafel
Sodium 4 294 Brown rice
Vitamin A 0 13 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.17 Brown rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.178 0.146 Brown rice
Vitamin B2 0.069 0.166 Falafel
Vitamin B3 2.561 1.044 Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.38 0.292 Brown rice
Vitamin B6 0.123 0.125 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 Brown rice
Folic acid (B9) 0 15 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.26 2.383 Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.369 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.366 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.033 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.095 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.109 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.214 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.099 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.058 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.133 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.151 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.066 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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