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Falafel vs Papadum - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Falafel and Papadum different?

  • Papadum is higher than Falafel in Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Folate, Phosphorus, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Papadum covers your daily need of Copper 82% more than Falafel.
  • Falafel is lower in Sodium.

Falafel, home-prepared and Papad types were 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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Contains less Sodium -83.2%
Contains more Iron +128.1%
Contains more Calcium +164.8%
Contains more Potassium +70.9%
Contains more Magnesium +230.5%
Contains more Copper +286.8%
Contains more Zinc +126.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +100.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 43% 89% 194% 333% 93% 166% 228%
Contains less Sodium -83.2%
Contains more Iron +128.1%
Contains more Calcium +164.8%
Contains more Potassium +70.9%
Contains more Magnesium +230.5%
Contains more Copper +286.8%
Contains more Zinc +126.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +100.5%

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 +284.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +214%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +128%
Contains more Folate +135.5%
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% 3% 1% 0% 70% 60% 28% 56% 66% 0% 1% 165%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +284.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +214%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +128%
Contains more Folate +135.5%

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
37
Papadum
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
179
Papadum

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
153%
Papadum
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
60%
Papadum
Fats
82%
Falafel
15%
Papadum

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

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Falafel Papadum
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?
Papadum
Papadum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.299g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papadum
Papadum is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Papadum
Papadum is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papadum
Papadum is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sodium (difference - 1451mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Papadum Opinion
Calories 333 371 Papadum
Protein 13.31 25.56 Papadum
Fats 17.8 3.25 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 59.87 Papadum
Cholesterol 0 4 Falafel
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 7.8 Papadum
Calcium 54 143 Papadum
Potassium 585 1000 Papadum
Magnesium 82 271 Papadum
Sugar 0 Falafel
Fiber 18.6 Papadum
Copper 0.258 0.998 Papadum
Zinc 1.5 3.4 Papadum
Starch
Phosphorus 192 385 Papadum
Sodium 294 1745 Falafel
Vitamin A 13 50 Papadum
Vitamin E 0.05 Papadum
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.277 Papadum
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.258 Papadum
Vitamin B3 1.044 1.472 Papadum
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.917 Papadum
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.285 Papadum
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Papadum
Folate 93 219 Papadum
Trans Fat 0 Papadum
Saturated Fat 2.383 1.084 Papadum
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.532 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 1.148 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.266 Papadum
Threonine 0.492 0.886 Papadum
Isoleucine 0.567 1.303 Papadum
Leucine 0.944 2.115 Papadum
Lysine 0.856 1.695 Papadum
Methionine 0.187 0.372 Papadum
Phenylalanine 0.707 1.491 Papadum
Valine 0.562 1.434 Papadum
Histidine 0.364 0.715 Papadum
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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. Papadum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168106/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.