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Falafel vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Falafel and Cornmeal

  • Falafel has more Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, and Potassium, however Cornmeal is richer in Vitamin B1, Folate, Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Cornmeal covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 34% more than Falafel.
  • Cornmeal has 42 times less Sodium than Falafel. Falafel has 294mg of Sodium, while Cornmeal has 7mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Falafel, home-prepared and Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow.

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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 +1700%
Contains more Potassium +312%
Contains more Magnesium +156.3%
Contains more Copper +239.5%
Contains more Zinc +127.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.9%
Contains more Iron +27.5%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Potassium +312%
Contains more Magnesium +156.3%
Contains more Copper +239.5%
Contains more Zinc +127.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.9%
Contains more Iron +27.5%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%

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 B5 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1546.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.6%
Contains more Folate +124.7%
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% 13% 3% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 0% 0% 157%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1546.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.6%
Contains more Folate +124.7%

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
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
36
Cornmeal

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
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
82%
Falafel
8%
Cornmeal

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 Cornmeal
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 Cornmeal
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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 Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.61g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 287mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.163g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal 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 Cornmeal Opinion
Calories 333 370 Cornmeal
Protein 13.31 7.11 Falafel
Fats 17.8 1.75 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 79.45 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 4.36 Cornmeal
Calcium 54 3 Falafel
Potassium 585 142 Falafel
Magnesium 82 32 Falafel
Sugar 1.61 Falafel
Fiber 3.9 Cornmeal
Copper 0.258 0.076 Falafel
Zinc 1.5 0.66 Falafel
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 192 99 Falafel
Sodium 294 7 Cornmeal
Vitamin A 13 214 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.551 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.382 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 1.044 4.968 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.24 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.182 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Cornmeal
Folate 93 209 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.22 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.39 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.828 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.038 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 0.172 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.242 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 1.006 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.856 0.105 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.162 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.366 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.337 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 0.172 Falafel
Fructose 0.17 Cornmeal

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. Cornmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168867/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.