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Chickpea vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chickpea and Falafel

  • Chickpea is richer than Falafel in Manganese, Folate, Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Chickpea is 896% higher.
  • Chickpea contains 6 times more Folate than Falafel. Chickpea contains 557µg of Folate, while Falafel contains 93µg.
  • Chickpea contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), 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
Contains more Iron +26%
Contains more Potassium +22.7%
Contains more Copper +154.3%
Contains more Zinc +84%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Equal in Calcium - 54
Equal in Magnesium - 82
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains more Iron +26%
Contains more Potassium +22.7%
Contains more Copper +154.3%
Contains more Zinc +84%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Equal in Calcium - 54
Equal in Magnesium - 82

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 C +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +415.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +443.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +328%
Contains more Folate +498.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 5% 17% 0% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 0% 23% 418%
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 C +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +415.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +443.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +328%
Contains more Folate +498.9%

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
74
Chickpea
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
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
123%
Chickpea
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
32%
Falafel
Fats
28%
Chickpea
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.
Chickpea Falafel
Lower in Sugar ok
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

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Chickpea Falafel
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 lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.7g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chickpea
Chickpea contains less Sodium (difference - 270mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.78g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chickpea Falafel Opinion
Calories 378 333 Chickpea
Protein 20.47 13.31 Chickpea
Fats 6.04 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 4 1.6 Chickpea
Carbs 62.95 31.84 Chickpea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.31 3.42 Chickpea
Calcium 57 54 Chickpea
Potassium 718 585 Chickpea
Magnesium 79 82 Falafel
Sugar 10.7 Falafel
Fiber 12.2 Chickpea
Copper 0.656 0.258 Chickpea
Zinc 2.76 1.5 Chickpea
Starch
Phosphorus 252 192 Chickpea
Sodium 24 294 Chickpea
Vitamin A 67 13 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.477 0.146 Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.166 Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.541 1.044 Chickpea
Vitamin B5 1.588 0.292 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535 0.125 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 Chickpea
Folate 557 93 Chickpea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.603 2.383 Chickpea
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.2 0.134 Chickpea
Threonine 0.766 0.492 Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882 0.567 Chickpea
Leucine 1.465 0.944 Chickpea
Lysine 1.377 0.856 Chickpea
Methionine 0.27 0.187 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103 0.707 Chickpea
Valine 0.865 0.562 Chickpea
Histidine 0.566 0.364 Chickpea
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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. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.