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

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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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 4% 6% 5% 0% 27% 17% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 6% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 70% 0% 0%
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%

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 31.84g Falafel
Protein 3.8g 13.31g Falafel
Fats 1.58g 17.8g Falafel
Carbs 18.69g 31.84g Falafel
Calories 102kcal 333kcal Falafel
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 2.1g g Amaranth grain
Calcium 47mg 54mg Falafel
Iron 2.1mg 3.42mg Falafel
Magnesium 65mg 82mg Falafel
Phosphorus 148mg 192mg Falafel
Potassium 135mg 585mg Falafel
Sodium 6mg 294mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86mg 1.5mg Falafel
Copper 0.149mg 0.258mg Falafel
Vitamin A IU 13IU Falafel
Vitamin E 0.19mg mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 0IU Falafel
Vitamin D µg 0µg Falafel
Vitamin C mg 1.6mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.146mg Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.166mg Falafel
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 1.044mg Falafel
Vitamin B5 mg 0.292mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.125mg Falafel
Folate 22µg 93µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Falafel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.134mg Falafel
Threonine mg 0.492mg Falafel
Isoleucine mg 0.567mg Falafel
Leucine mg 0.944mg Falafel
Lysine mg 0.856mg Falafel
Methionine mg 0.187mg Falafel
Phenylalanine mg 0.707mg Falafel
Valine mg 0.562mg Falafel
Histidine mg 0.364mg Falafel
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g 0g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat g 2.383g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat g 4.16g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Falafel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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 contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 288mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
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)

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.