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Amaranth grain vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Amaranth grain and Falafel

  • Amaranth grain has more Selenium, and Manganese, however Falafel is richer in Folate, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus.
  • Falafel covers your daily Folate needs 18% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Falafel has 6 times less Selenium than Amaranth grain. Amaranth grain has 5.5µg of Selenium, while Falafel has 1µg.
  • Amaranth grain contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Amaranth grain, cooked and Falafel, home-prepared.

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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
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Iron +62.9%
Contains more Calcium +14.9%
Contains more Potassium +333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +26.2%
Contains more Copper +73.2%
Contains more Zinc +74.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Iron +62.9%
Contains more Calcium +14.9%
Contains more Potassium +333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +26.2%
Contains more Copper +73.2%
Contains more Zinc +74.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.7%

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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10
Falafel
Contains more Vitamin B1 +873.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +654.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +344.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.6%
Contains more Folate +322.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 4% 6% 5% 0% 27% 0% 0% 17%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 1% 0% 0% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 0% 0% 70%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +873.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +654.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +344.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.6%
Contains more Folate +322.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
5
Amaranth grain
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
63
Falafel

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 food.
Protein
23%
Amaranth grain
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
32%
Falafel
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
82%
Falafel

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Amaranth grain Falafel
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 288mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.383g)
Which food is cheaper?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Falafel Opinion
Calories 102 333 Falafel
Protein 3.8 13.31 Falafel
Fats 1.58 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 18.69 31.84 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Iron 2.1 3.42 Falafel
Calcium 47 54 Falafel
Potassium 135 585 Falafel
Magnesium 65 82 Falafel
Sugar
Fiber 2.1 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149 0.258 Falafel
Zinc 0.86 1.5 Falafel
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 192 Falafel
Sodium 6 294 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 13 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.146 Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.166 Falafel
Vitamin B3 0.235 1.044 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.125 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 Falafel
Vitamin K
Folate 22 93 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 2.383 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 Falafel
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Amaranth grain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170683/nutrients
  2. Falafel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172455/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.