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Falafel vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Falafel and Broad bean

  • Falafel has more Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium, while Broad bean has more Copper, Folate, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3.
  • Falafel's daily need coverage for Iron is 23% higher.
  • Broad bean contains 20 times less Saturated Fat than Falafel. Falafel contains 2.383g of Saturated Fat, while Broad bean contains 0.118g.

The food types used in this comparison are Falafel, home-prepared and Beans, fava, in pod, raw.

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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 +45.9%
Contains more Iron +120.6%
Contains more Magnesium +148.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Contains more Potassium +76.2%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
Contains more Copper +55.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Contains more Calcium +45.9%
Contains more Iron +120.6%
Contains more Magnesium +148.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Contains more Potassium +76.2%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
Contains more Copper +55.8%

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 B5 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +2461.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.4%
Contains more Folate +59.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.133
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 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +2461.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.4%
Contains more Folate +59.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.133

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 Broad bean
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 Falafel Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 31.84g 10.13g Falafel
Protein 13.31g 7.92g Falafel
Fats 17.8g 0.73g Falafel
Carbs 31.84g 17.63g Falafel
Calories 333kcal 88kcal Falafel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 9.21g Falafel
Fiber g 7.5g Broad bean
Calcium 54mg 37mg Falafel
Iron 3.42mg 1.55mg Falafel
Magnesium 82mg 33mg Falafel
Phosphorus 192mg 129mg Falafel
Potassium 585mg 332mg Falafel
Sodium 294mg 25mg Broad bean
Zinc 1.5mg 1mg Falafel
Copper 0.258mg 0.402mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 13IU 333IU Broad bean
Vitamin E mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3.7mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.133mg Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.166mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 1.044mg 2.249mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.225mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125mg 0.104mg Falafel
Folate 93µg 148µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 40.9µg Broad bean
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 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.383g 0.118g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171g 0.104g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16g 0.342g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Falafel Broad bean
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
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
43
Broad bean

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
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
18%
Broad bean
Fats
82%
Falafel
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.21g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 46)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broad bean
Broad bean contains less Sodium (difference - 269mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.265g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.