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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" charts 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 Selenium +950%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Magnesium +156.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.9%
Contains more Potassium +312%
Contains more Zinc +127.3%
Contains more Copper +239.5%
Contains more Manganese +297.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26% 23% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86% 91% 6%
Contains more Iron +27.5%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Selenium +950%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Magnesium +156.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.9%
Contains more Potassium +312%
Contains more Zinc +127.3%
Contains more Copper +239.5%
Contains more Manganese +297.1%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 13% 3% 0% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 157% 0% 5% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 6% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 70% 0% 0% 0%
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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +149.5%
Contains more Protein +87.2%
Contains more Fats +917.1%
Contains more Water +209.7%
Contains more Other +376.5%
7% 2% 79% 11%
Protein: 7.11 g
Fats: 1.75 g
Carbs: 79.45 g
Water: 11.18 g
Other: 0.51 g
13% 18% 32% 35% 2%
Protein: 13.31 g
Fats: 17.8 g
Carbs: 31.84 g
Water: 34.62 g
Other: 2.43 g
Contains more Carbs +149.5%
Contains more Protein +87.2%
Contains more Fats +917.1%
Contains more Water +209.7%
Contains more Other +376.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2507.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +402.4%
15% 27% 58%
Saturated Fat: 0.22 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.39 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.828 g
14% 61% 25%
Saturated Fat: 2.383 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.171 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.16 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2507.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +402.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cornmeal Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 75.55g 31.84g Cornmeal
Protein 7.11g 13.31g Falafel
Fats 1.75g 17.8g Falafel
Carbs 79.45g 31.84g Cornmeal
Calories 370kcal 333kcal Cornmeal
Starch 73.3g Cornmeal
Fructose 0.17g Cornmeal
Sugar 1.61g Falafel
Fiber 3.9g Cornmeal
Calcium 3mg 54mg Falafel
Iron 4.36mg 3.42mg Cornmeal
Magnesium 32mg 82mg Falafel
Phosphorus 99mg 192mg Falafel
Potassium 142mg 585mg Falafel
Sodium 7mg 294mg Cornmeal
Zinc 0.66mg 1.5mg Falafel
Copper 0.076mg 0.258mg Falafel
Manganese 0.174mg 0.691mg Falafel
Selenium 10.5µg 1µg Cornmeal
Vitamin A 214IU 13IU Cornmeal
Vitamin A RAE 11µg 1µg Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12mg Cornmeal
Vitamin C 0mg 1.6mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.551mg 0.146mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382mg 0.166mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968mg 1.044mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24mg 0.292mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.182mg 0.125mg Cornmeal
Folate 209µg 93µg Cornmeal
Choline 8.6mg Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.038mg 0.134mg Falafel
Threonine 0.172mg 0.492mg Falafel
Isoleucine 0.242mg 0.567mg Falafel
Leucine 1.006mg 0.944mg Cornmeal
Lysine 0.105mg 0.856mg Falafel
Methionine 0.162mg 0.187mg Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.366mg 0.707mg Falafel
Valine 0.337mg 0.562mg Falafel
Histidine 0.172mg 0.364mg Falafel
Saturated Fat 0.22g 2.383g Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828g 4.16g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cornmeal Falafel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Cornmeal
17%
Falafel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Cornmeal
60%
Falafel

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)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.