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Green bean vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Green bean and Falafel

  • Green bean has more Vitamin C, however Falafel is richer in Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Falafel covers your daily Iron needs 30% more than Green bean.
  • Falafel has 8 times less Vitamin C than Green bean. Green bean has 12.2mg of Vitamin C, while Falafel has 1.6mg.
  • Green bean contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beans, snap, green, 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 -98%
Contains more Calcium +45.9%
Contains more Iron +232%
Contains more Magnesium +228%
Contains more Phosphorus +405.3%
Contains more Potassium +177.3%
Contains more Zinc +525%
Contains more Copper +273.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 18% 17% 19% 1% 7% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Calcium +45.9%
Contains more Iron +232%
Contains more Magnesium +228%
Contains more Phosphorus +405.3%
Contains more Potassium +177.3%
Contains more Zinc +525%
Contains more Copper +273.9%

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 +5207.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +662.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.8%
Contains more Folate +181.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 42% 9% 0% 41% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 25% 0% 108%
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 +5207.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +662.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.8%
Contains more Folate +181.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Green bean Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 4.27g 31.84g Falafel
Protein 1.83g 13.31g Falafel
Fats 0.22g 17.8g Falafel
Carbs 6.97g 31.84g Falafel
Calories 31kcal 333kcal Falafel
Starch 0.88g g Green bean
Fructose 1.39g g Green bean
Sugar 3.26g g Falafel
Fiber 2.7g g Green bean
Calcium 37mg 54mg Falafel
Iron 1.03mg 3.42mg Falafel
Magnesium 25mg 82mg Falafel
Phosphorus 38mg 192mg Falafel
Potassium 211mg 585mg Falafel
Sodium 6mg 294mg Green bean
Zinc 0.24mg 1.5mg Falafel
Copper 0.069mg 0.258mg Falafel
Vitamin A 690IU 13IU Green bean
Vitamin E 0.41mg mg Green bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12.2mg 1.6mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.146mg Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.104mg 0.166mg Falafel
Vitamin B3 0.734mg 1.044mg Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.292mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.141mg 0.125mg Green bean
Folate 33µg 93µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 43µg µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.134mg Falafel
Threonine 0.079mg 0.492mg Falafel
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.567mg Falafel
Leucine 0.112mg 0.944mg Falafel
Lysine 0.088mg 0.856mg Falafel
Methionine 0.022mg 0.187mg Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.067mg 0.707mg Falafel
Valine 0.09mg 0.562mg Falafel
Histidine 0.034mg 0.364mg Falafel
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 2.383g Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113g 4.16g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Green 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
27
Green bean
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
17
Green 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
11%
Green bean
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
7%
Green bean
32%
Falafel
Fats
1%
Green bean
82%
Falafel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Green bean
Green bean contains less Sodium (difference - 288mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.333g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Green bean
Green bean is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.26g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.