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Broad bean vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Broad bean and Falafel

  • Broad bean has more Copper, Folate, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3, while Falafel has more Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
  • Falafel's daily need coverage for Iron is 23% higher.
  • Falafel contains 2 times less Vitamin B3 than Broad bean. Broad bean contains 2.249mg of Vitamin B3, while Falafel contains 1.044mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Broad bean is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Beans, fava, in pod, raw 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 -91.5%
Contains more Copper +55.8%
Contains more Calcium +45.9%
Contains more Iron +120.6%
Contains more Magnesium +148.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Contains more Potassium +76.2%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
Contains more Copper +55.8%
Contains more Calcium +45.9%
Contains more Iron +120.6%
Contains more Magnesium +148.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Contains more Potassium +76.2%
Contains more Zinc +50%

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 A +2461.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.4%
Contains more Folate +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.146
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
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 A +2461.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.4%
Contains more Folate +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.146

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.
Broad bean Falafel
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 31.84g Falafel
Protein 7.92g 13.31g Falafel
Fats 0.73g 17.8g Falafel
Carbs 17.63g 31.84g Falafel
Calories 88kcal 333kcal Falafel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.21g g Falafel
Fiber 7.5g g Broad bean
Calcium 37mg 54mg Falafel
Iron 1.55mg 3.42mg Falafel
Magnesium 33mg 82mg Falafel
Phosphorus 129mg 192mg Falafel
Potassium 332mg 585mg Falafel
Sodium 25mg 294mg Broad bean
Zinc 1mg 1.5mg Falafel
Copper 0.402mg 0.258mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 333IU 13IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 1.6mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.146mg Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.166mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 1.044mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.292mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.125mg Falafel
Folate 148µg 93µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg µg Broad bean
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 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.118g 2.383g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 4.16g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Broad bean 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
37
Broad bean
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
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
48%
Broad bean
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
32%
Falafel
Fats
3%
Broad bean
82%
Falafel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.21g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 46)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broad bean
Broad bean contains less Sodium (difference - 269mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.265g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.