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Falafel vs Baked beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Falafel and Baked beans

  • Falafel has more Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Folate, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Zinc, and Potassium, however Baked beans are higher in Selenium.
  • Falafel covers your daily need of Manganese 19% more than Baked beans.
  • Falafel has 3 times more Vitamin B2 than Baked beans. While Falafel has 0.166mg of Vitamin B2, Baked beans have only 0.049mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Falafel, home-prepared and Beans, baked, 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 +71.9%
Contains more Potassium +63.4%
Contains more Magnesium +90.7%
Contains more Copper +62.3%
Contains more Zinc +105.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.1%
Contains less Sodium -30.3%
Contains more Calcium +13%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 19% 32% 31% 53% 20% 47% 56%
Contains more Iron +71.9%
Contains more Potassium +63.4%
Contains more Magnesium +90.7%
Contains more Copper +62.3%
Contains more Zinc +105.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.1%
Contains less Sodium -30.3%
Contains more Calcium +13%

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 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +238.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +155.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.9%
Contains more Folate +93.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.136
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 4% 0% 0% 0% 34% 12% 8% 10% 21% 0% 0% 36%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +238.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +155.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.9%
Contains more Folate +93.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.136

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
10
Baked beans
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
41
Baked beans

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
33%
Baked beans
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
22%
Baked beans
Fats
82%
Falafel
24%
Baked beans

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 Baked beans
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Falafel Baked beans
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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 Cholesterol?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sodium (difference - 128mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Baked beans
Baked beans is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.435g)
Which food is cheaper?
Baked beans
Baked beans is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Baked beans Opinion
Calories 333 155 Falafel
Protein 13.31 5.54 Falafel
Fats 17.8 5.15 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 1.1 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 21.63 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 5 Falafel
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 1.99 Falafel
Calcium 54 61 Baked beans
Potassium 585 358 Falafel
Magnesium 82 43 Falafel
Sugar
Fiber 5.5 Baked beans
Copper 0.258 0.159 Falafel
Zinc 1.5 0.73 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 192 109 Falafel
Sodium 294 422 Falafel
Vitamin A 13 0 Falafel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.136 Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.049 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044 0.408 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.155 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.09 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 93 48 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.383 1.948 Baked beans
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 2.133 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.74 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.067 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 0.228 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.242 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 0.428 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 0.379 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.086 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.287 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.282 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 0.153 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 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. Baked beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173731/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.