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Falafel vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Falafel and Amaranth grain

  • Falafel has more Folate, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus, however Amaranth grain is richer in Selenium, and Manganese.
  • Falafel covers your daily Folate needs 18% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Amaranth grain has 49 times less Sodium than Falafel. Falafel has 294mg of Sodium, while Amaranth grain has 6mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Falafel, home-prepared and Amaranth grain, cooked.

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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 Calcium +14.9%
Contains more Iron +62.9%
Contains more Magnesium +26.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.7%
Contains more Potassium +333.3%
Contains more Zinc +74.4%
Contains more Copper +73.2%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Calcium +14.9%
Contains more Iron +62.9%
Contains more Magnesium +26.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.7%
Contains more Potassium +333.3%
Contains more Zinc +74.4%
Contains more Copper +73.2%
Contains less Sodium -98%

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
Falafel
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +873.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +654.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +344.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.6%
Contains more Folate +322.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.113
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 4% 6% 5% 0% 27% 17% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +873.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +654.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +344.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.6%
Contains more Folate +322.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.113

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 31.84g 16.59g Falafel
Protein 13.31g 3.8g Falafel
Fats 17.8g 1.58g Falafel
Carbs 31.84g 18.69g Falafel
Calories 333kcal 102kcal Falafel
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 2.1g Amaranth grain
Calcium 54mg 47mg Falafel
Iron 3.42mg 2.1mg Falafel
Magnesium 82mg 65mg Falafel
Phosphorus 192mg 148mg Falafel
Potassium 585mg 135mg Falafel
Sodium 294mg 6mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 1.5mg 0.86mg Falafel
Copper 0.258mg 0.149mg Falafel
Vitamin A 13IU IU Falafel
Vitamin E mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0IU IU Falafel
Vitamin D 0µg µg Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6mg mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.015mg Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.166mg 0.022mg Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044mg 0.235mg Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292mg mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125mg 0.113mg Falafel
Folate 93µg 22µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Falafel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.134mg mg Falafel
Threonine 0.492mg mg Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567mg mg Falafel
Leucine 0.944mg mg Falafel
Lysine 0.856mg mg Falafel
Methionine 0.187mg mg Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707mg mg Falafel
Valine 0.562mg mg Falafel
Histidine 0.364mg mg Falafel
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 2.383g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171g g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16g g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Falafel Amaranth grain
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
18
Falafel
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
36
Amaranth grain

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
80%
Falafel
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
82%
Falafel
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 288mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.383g)
Which food is cheaper?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Falafel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172455/nutrients
  2. Amaranth grain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170683/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.