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Falafel vs Millet - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Falafel and Millet different?

  • Falafel is higher in Potassium, however Millet is richer in Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Millet is 55% higher.
  • Falafel contains 59 times more Sodium than Millet. While Falafel contains 294mg of Sodium, Millet contains only 5mg.

Falafel, home-prepared and Millet, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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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Millet
Contains more Iron +13.6%
Contains more Calcium +575%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +39%
Contains more Copper +190.7%
Contains more Zinc +12%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.4%
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 113% 3% 18% 82% 250% 46% 123% 1%
Contains more Iron +13.6%
Contains more Calcium +575%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +39%
Contains more Copper +190.7%
Contains more Zinc +12%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.4%
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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Millet
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +352.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +190.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.2%
Equal in Folate - 85
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% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 0% 3% 64%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +352.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +190.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.2%
Equal in Folate - 85

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
39
Millet
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
79
Millet

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
66%
Millet
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
73%
Millet
Fats
82%
Falafel
19%
Millet

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

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Falafel Millet
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?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 289mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Millet
Millet is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.66g)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Millet Opinion
Calories 333 378 Millet
Protein 13.31 11.02 Falafel
Fats 17.8 4.22 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 72.85 Millet
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 3.01 Falafel
Calcium 54 8 Falafel
Potassium 585 195 Falafel
Magnesium 82 114 Millet
Sugar
Fiber 8.5 Millet
Copper 0.258 0.75 Millet
Zinc 1.5 1.68 Millet
Starch
Phosphorus 192 285 Millet
Sodium 294 5 Millet
Vitamin A 13 0 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.05 Millet
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.421 Millet
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.29 Millet
Vitamin B3 1.044 4.72 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.848 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.384 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.9 Millet
Folate 93 85 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Millet
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.723 Millet
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.773 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 2.134 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.119 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 0.353 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.465 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 1.4 Millet
Lysine 0.856 0.212 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.221 Millet
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.58 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.578 Millet
Histidine 0.364 0.236 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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/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.