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

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

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 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

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Falafel Broad bean
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Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Broad bean Opinion
Calories 333 88 Falafel
Protein 13.31 7.92 Falafel
Fats 17.8 0.73 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 3.7 Broad bean
Carbs 31.84 17.63 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 1.55 Falafel
Calcium 54 37 Falafel
Potassium 585 332 Falafel
Magnesium 82 33 Falafel
Sugar 9.21 Falafel
Fiber 7.5 Broad bean
Copper 0.258 0.402 Broad bean
Zinc 1.5 1 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 192 129 Falafel
Sodium 294 25 Broad bean
Vitamin A 13 333 Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.133 Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.29 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 1.044 2.249 Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.225 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.104 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 Broad bean
Folate 93 148 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.118 Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.104 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.342 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 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. 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.