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Falafel vs Glutinous rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Falafel and Glutinous rice

  • Glutinous rice has less Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Folate, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin B2 than Falafel.
  • Falafel covers your daily need of Iron 41% more than Glutinous rice.
  • Falafel has 93 times more Folate than Glutinous rice. While Falafel has 93µg of Folate, Glutinous rice has only 1µg.
  • Glutinous rice has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Falafel, home-prepared and Rice, white, glutinous, unenriched, cooked.

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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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Contains more Iron +2342.9%
Contains more Calcium +2600%
Contains more Potassium +5750%
Contains more Magnesium +1540%
Contains more Copper +426.5%
Contains more Zinc +265.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +2300%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 1% 1% 4% 17% 12% 4% 1%
Contains more Iron +2342.9%
Contains more Calcium +2600%
Contains more Potassium +5750%
Contains more Magnesium +1540%
Contains more Copper +426.5%
Contains more Zinc +265.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +2300%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +630%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1176.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +380.8%
Contains more Folate +9200%
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% 0% 1% 0% 5% 3% 6% 13% 6% 0% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +630%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1176.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +380.8%
Contains more Folate +9200%

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
3
Glutinous rice
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
5
Glutinous rice

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
12%
Glutinous rice
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
21%
Glutinous rice
Fats
82%
Falafel
1%
Glutinous rice

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

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Falafel Glutinous rice
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice contains less Sodium (difference - 289mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.344g)
Which food is cheaper?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Glutinous rice Opinion
Calories 333 97 Falafel
Protein 13.31 2.02 Falafel
Fats 17.8 0.19 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 21.09 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 0.14 Falafel
Calcium 54 2 Falafel
Potassium 585 10 Falafel
Magnesium 82 5 Falafel
Sugar 0.05 Falafel
Fiber 1 Glutinous rice
Copper 0.258 0.049 Falafel
Zinc 1.5 0.41 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 192 8 Falafel
Sodium 294 5 Glutinous rice
Vitamin A 13 0 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.04 Glutinous rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.02 Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.013 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044 0.29 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.215 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.026 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Glutinous rice
Folate 93 1 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Glutinous rice
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.039 Glutinous rice
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.07 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.069 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.023 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 0.072 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.087 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 0.167 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 0.073 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.047 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.108 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.123 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 0.047 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. Glutinous rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169711/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.