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Falafel vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Falafel and Cereal?

  • Falafel is richer in Phosphorus, while Cereal is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, Zinc, and Vitamin C.
  • Cereal's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 512% higher.
  • Cereal has 2 times less Phosphorus than Falafel. Falafel has 192mg of Phosphorus, while Cereal has 77mg.
  • Falafel is lower in Sodium.

We used Falafel, home-prepared and Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) types in this comparison.

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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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Cereal
Contains more Calcium +440%
Contains more Magnesium +331.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +149.4%
Contains more Potassium +457.1%
Contains less Sodium -63%
Contains more Copper +88.3%
Contains more Iron +895.9%
Contains more Zinc +406.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Contains more Calcium +440%
Contains more Magnesium +331.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +149.4%
Contains more Potassium +457.1%
Contains less Sodium -63%
Contains more Copper +88.3%
Contains more Iron +895.9%
Contains more Zinc +406.7%

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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Cereal
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +21376.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +2306.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4206.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2231.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2737.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4688.8%
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 168% 2% 0% 129% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +21376.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +2306.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4206.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2231.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2737.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4688.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Cereal Opinion
Net carbs 31.84g 85.45g Cereal
Protein 13.31g 6.06g Falafel
Fats 17.8g 1.08g Falafel
Carbs 31.84g 86.85g Cereal
Calories 333kcal 378kcal Cereal
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.26g Cereal
Sugar g 10.35g Falafel
Fiber g 1.4g Cereal
Calcium 54mg 10mg Falafel
Iron 3.42mg 34.06mg Cereal
Magnesium 82mg 19mg Falafel
Phosphorus 192mg 77mg Falafel
Potassium 585mg 105mg Falafel
Sodium 294mg 795mg Falafel
Zinc 1.5mg 7.6mg Cereal
Copper 0.258mg 0.137mg Falafel
Vitamin A 13IU 2792IU Cereal
Vitamin E mg 0.08mg Cereal
Vitamin D 0IU IU Falafel
Vitamin D 0µg µg Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6mg 38.5mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 6.288mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.166mg 3.87mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 1.044mg 29.62mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.226mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125mg 5.986mg Cereal
Folate 93µg µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Falafel
Vitamin K µg 0µg Cereal
Tryptophan 0.134mg 0.066mg Falafel
Threonine 0.492mg 0.241mg Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567mg 0.26mg Falafel
Leucine 0.944mg 0.767mg Falafel
Lysine 0.856mg 0.113mg Falafel
Methionine 0.187mg 0.13mg Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707mg 0.365mg Falafel
Valine 0.562mg 0.344mg Falafel
Histidine 0.364mg 0.162mg Falafel
Cholesterol 0mg mg Cereal
Trans Fat 0g g Cereal
Saturated Fat 2.383g 0.26g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171g 0.204g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16g 0.354g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Falafel Cereal
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
393
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
212
Cereal

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
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
87%
Cereal
Fats
82%
Falafel
5%
Cereal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sodium (difference - 501mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.123g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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

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.