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Cornmeal vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cornmeal and Falafel

  • Cornmeal has more Vitamin B1, Folate, Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Vitamin B2, however Falafel is richer in Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
  • Cornmeal covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 34% more than Falafel.
  • Falafel has 11 times less Selenium than Cornmeal. Cornmeal has 10.5µg of Selenium, while Falafel has 1µg.
  • Cornmeal contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow 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 +27.5%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Potassium +312%
Contains more Magnesium +156.3%
Contains more Copper +239.5%
Contains more Zinc +127.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains more Iron +27.5%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Potassium +312%
Contains more Magnesium +156.3%
Contains more Copper +239.5%
Contains more Zinc +127.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.9%

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 +1546.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.6%
Contains more Folate +124.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 13% 3% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 0% 0% 157%
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 +1546.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.6%
Contains more Folate +124.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.7%

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
46
Cornmeal
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
36
Cornmeal
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
43%
Cornmeal
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
32%
Falafel
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
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.
Cornmeal 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

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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 Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.61g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 287mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.163g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal 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 Cornmeal Falafel Opinion
Calories 370 333 Cornmeal
Protein 7.11 13.31 Falafel
Fats 1.75 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 79.45 31.84 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.36 3.42 Cornmeal
Calcium 3 54 Falafel
Potassium 142 585 Falafel
Magnesium 32 82 Falafel
Sugar 1.61 Falafel
Fiber 3.9 Cornmeal
Copper 0.076 0.258 Falafel
Zinc 0.66 1.5 Falafel
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 99 192 Falafel
Sodium 7 294 Cornmeal
Vitamin A 214 13 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.551 0.146 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.166 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968 1.044 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24 0.292 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.182 0.125 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Cornmeal
Folate 209 93 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.22 2.383 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.038 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.172 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.242 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 1.006 0.944 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.105 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.162 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.366 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.337 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.172 0.364 Falafel
Fructose 0.17 Cornmeal

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. Cornmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168867/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.