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Falafel vs Nattō - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Falafel and Nattō

  • Falafel has more Folate, while Nattō has more Iron, Copper, Manganese, Calcium, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin C, and Magnesium.
  • Nattō's daily need coverage for Iron is 65% higher.
  • Nattō contains 42 times less Sodium than Falafel. Falafel contains 294mg of Sodium, while Nattō contains 7mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Falafel, home-prepared and Natto.

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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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Nattō
Contains more Phosphorus +10.3%
Contains more Iron +151.5%
Contains more Calcium +301.9%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains more Magnesium +40.2%
Contains more Copper +158.5%
Contains more Zinc +102%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 174
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.3%
Contains more Iron +151.5%
Contains more Calcium +301.9%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains more Magnesium +40.2%
Contains more Copper +158.5%
Contains more Zinc +102%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 174

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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Nattō
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.8%
Contains more Folate +1062.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +712.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.16
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.13
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 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.8%
Contains more Folate +1062.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +712.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.16
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.13

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
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
114
Nattō

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
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
13%
Nattō
Fats
82%
Falafel
51%
Nattō

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

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Falafel Nattō
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?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 287mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.792g)
Which food is cheaper?
Nattō
Nattō is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.89g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Nattō Opinion
Calories 333 211 Falafel
Protein 13.31 19.4 Nattō
Fats 17.8 11 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 13 Nattō
Carbs 31.84 12.68 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 8.6 Nattō
Calcium 54 217 Nattō
Potassium 585 729 Nattō
Magnesium 82 115 Nattō
Sugar 4.89 Falafel
Fiber 5.4 Nattō
Copper 0.258 0.667 Nattō
Zinc 1.5 3.03 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 192 174 Falafel
Sodium 294 7 Nattō
Vitamin A 13 0 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.01 Nattō
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.16 Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.19 Nattō
Vitamin B3 1.044 0 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.215 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.13 Nattō
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 Nattō
Folate 93 8 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.383 1.591 Nattō
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 2.43 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 6.21 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.134 0.223 Nattō
Threonine 0.492 0.813 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.567 0.931 Nattō
Leucine 0.944 1.509 Nattō
Lysine 0.856 1.145 Nattō
Methionine 0.187 0.208 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.941 Nattō
Valine 0.562 1.018 Nattō
Histidine 0.364 0.512 Nattō
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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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.