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Falafel vs Arborio rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Falafel and Arborio rice

  • Falafel has more Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese and Vitamin B2, while Arborio rice has more Selenium.
  • Falafel's daily need coverage for Iron is 25% higher.
  • Arborio rice contains 47 times less Saturated Fat than Falafel. Falafel contains 2.383g of Saturated Fat, while Arborio rice contains 0.051g.

The food types used in this comparison are Falafel, home-prepared and Rice, white, short-grain, enriched, 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
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Contains more Iron +134.2%
Contains more Calcium +5300%
Contains more Potassium +2150%
Contains more Magnesium +925%
Contains more Copper +258.3%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +481.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 55% 1% 3% 6% 24% 11% 15% 0%
Contains more Iron +134.2%
Contains more Calcium +5300%
Contains more Potassium +2150%
Contains more Magnesium +925%
Contains more Copper +258.3%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +481.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +937.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.9%
Contains more Folate +57.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 41% 4% 28% 24% 14% 0% 0% 45%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +937.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.9%
Contains more Folate +57.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
18
Falafel
13
Arborio rice
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
14
Arborio rice

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 the food
Protein
80%
Falafel
14%
Arborio rice
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
29%
Arborio rice
Fats
82%
Falafel
1%
Arborio rice

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Falafel Arborio rice
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Falafel Arborio rice
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 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 - 36)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice contains less Sodium (difference - 294mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.332g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Falafel Arborio rice Opinion
Calories 333 130 Falafel
Protein 13.31 2.36 Falafel
Fats 17.8 0.19 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 28.73 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 1.46 Falafel
Calcium 54 1 Falafel
Potassium 585 26 Falafel
Magnesium 82 8 Falafel
Sugars
Fiber
Copper 0.258 0.072 Falafel
Zinc 1.5 0.4 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 192 33 Falafel
Sodium 294 0 Arborio rice
Vitamin A 13 0 Falafel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.164 Arborio rice
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.016 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044 1.493 Arborio rice
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.397 Arborio rice
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.059 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 93 59 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Arborio rice
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.051 Arborio rice
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.058 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.05 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.027 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 0.084 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.102 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 0.195 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 0.085 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.056 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.126 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.144 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 0.056 Falafel
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Arborio rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168882/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.