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Falafel vs Hummus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Falafel and Hummus?

  • Falafel is richer in Iron, Potassium, Vitamin B2, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Hummus is higher in Copper, and Vitamin B6.
  • Hummus's daily need coverage for Copper is 30% higher.
  • Hummus has 3 times less Vitamin B2 than Falafel. Falafel has 0.166mg of Vitamin B2, while Hummus has 0.064mg.
  • Hummus is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Falafel, home-prepared and Hummus, commercial 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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Hummus
Contains more Iron +40.2%
Contains more Calcium +42.1%
Contains more Potassium +156.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15.5%
Contains less Sodium -22.4%
Contains more Copper +104.3%
Contains more Zinc +22%
Equal in Phosphorus - 176
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 12% 21% 51% 176% 50% 76% 50%
Contains more Iron +40.2%
Contains more Calcium +42.1%
Contains more Potassium +156.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15.5%
Contains less Sodium -22.4%
Contains more Copper +104.3%
Contains more Zinc +22%
Equal in Phosphorus - 176

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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Hummus
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.2%
Contains more Folate +12%
Contains more Vitamin A +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%
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% 2% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 0% 0% 63%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.2%
Contains more Folate +12%
Contains more Vitamin A +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%

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
16
Hummus
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
66
Hummus

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
47%
Hummus
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
14%
Hummus
Fats
82%
Falafel
44%
Hummus

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

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Falafel Hummus
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.946g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Hummus
Hummus is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sodium (difference - 85mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Hummus Opinion
Calories 333 166 Falafel
Protein 13.31 7.9 Falafel
Fats 17.8 9.6 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 14.29 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 2.44 Falafel
Calcium 54 38 Falafel
Potassium 585 228 Falafel
Magnesium 82 71 Falafel
Sugar
Fiber 6 Hummus
Copper 0.258 0.527 Hummus
Zinc 1.5 1.83 Hummus
Starch
Phosphorus 192 176 Falafel
Sodium 294 379 Falafel
Vitamin A 13 30 Hummus
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.18 Hummus
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.064 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044 0.582 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.132 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.2 Hummus
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 93 83 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Hummus
Saturated Fat 2.383 1.437 Hummus
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 4.039 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 3.613 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
Fructose

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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/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.