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Black gram vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Black gram and Falafel

  • Falafel contains less Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Folate, Phosphorus, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6 than Black gram.
  • Black gram's daily need coverage for Copper is 80% higher.
  • Falafel contains 8 times less Selenium than Black gram. Black gram contains 8.2µg of Selenium, while Falafel contains 1µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Mungo beans, mature seeds, 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
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Contains more Iron +121.3%
Contains more Calcium +155.6%
Contains more Potassium +68%
Contains more Magnesium +225.6%
Contains more Copper +280.2%
Contains more Zinc +123.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.4%
Contains less Sodium -87.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 284% 42% 87% 191% 327% 92% 163% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains more Iron +121.3%
Contains more Calcium +155.6%
Contains more Potassium +68%
Contains more Magnesium +225.6%
Contains more Copper +280.2%
Contains more Zinc +123.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.4%
Contains less Sodium -87.1%

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 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +124.8%
Contains more Folate +132.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 0% 69% 59% 28% 55% 65% 0% 0% 162%
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 A +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +124.8%
Contains more Folate +132.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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
36
Black gram
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
149
Black gram
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
151%
Black gram
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
59%
Black gram
32%
Falafel
Fats
8%
Black gram
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.
Black gram Falafel
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Black gram Falafel
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black gram
Black gram contains less Sodium (difference - 256mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.269g)
Which food is cheaper?
Black gram
Black gram is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black gram
Black gram is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black gram
Black gram is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black gram Falafel Opinion
Calories 341 333 Black gram
Protein 25.21 13.31 Black gram
Fats 1.64 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 58.99 31.84 Black gram
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.57 3.42 Black gram
Calcium 138 54 Black gram
Potassium 983 585 Black gram
Magnesium 267 82 Black gram
Sugar
Fiber 18.3 Black gram
Copper 0.981 0.258 Black gram
Zinc 3.35 1.5 Black gram
Starch
Phosphorus 379 192 Black gram
Sodium 38 294 Black gram
Vitamin A 23 13 Black gram
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.273 0.146 Black gram
Vitamin B2 0.254 0.166 Black gram
Vitamin B3 1.447 1.044 Black gram
Vitamin B5 0.906 0.292 Black gram
Vitamin B6 0.281 0.125 Black gram
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 216 93 Black gram
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.114 2.383 Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.085 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.263 0.134 Black gram
Threonine 0.875 0.492 Black gram
Isoleucine 1.287 0.567 Black gram
Leucine 2.089 0.944 Black gram
Lysine 1.674 0.856 Black gram
Methionine 0.367 0.187 Black gram
Phenylalanine 1.473 0.707 Black gram
Valine 1.416 0.562 Black gram
Histidine 0.706 0.364 Black gram
Fructose

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. Black gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174259/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.