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

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 6% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 70% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 1% 0% 0% 70% 60% 28% 56% 66% 165% 0% 1%
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%

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 Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Papadum Opinion
Net carbs 31.84g 41.27g Papadum
Protein 13.31g 25.56g Papadum
Fats 17.8g 3.25g Falafel
Carbs 31.84g 59.87g Papadum
Calories 333kcal 371kcal Papadum
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Falafel
Fiber g 18.6g Papadum
Calcium 54mg 143mg Papadum
Iron 3.42mg 7.8mg Papadum
Magnesium 82mg 271mg Papadum
Phosphorus 192mg 385mg Papadum
Potassium 585mg 1000mg Papadum
Sodium 294mg 1745mg Falafel
Zinc 1.5mg 3.4mg Papadum
Copper 0.258mg 0.998mg Papadum
Vitamin A 13IU 50IU Papadum
Vitamin E mg 0.05mg Papadum
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.277mg Papadum
Vitamin B2 0.166mg 0.258mg Papadum
Vitamin B3 1.044mg 1.472mg Papadum
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.917mg Papadum
Vitamin B6 0.125mg 0.285mg Papadum
Folate 93µg 219µg Papadum
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Papadum
Tryptophan 0.134mg 0.266mg Papadum
Threonine 0.492mg 0.886mg Papadum
Isoleucine 0.567mg 1.303mg Papadum
Leucine 0.944mg 2.115mg Papadum
Lysine 0.856mg 1.695mg Papadum
Methionine 0.187mg 0.372mg Papadum
Phenylalanine 0.707mg 1.491mg Papadum
Valine 0.562mg 1.434mg Papadum
Histidine 0.364mg 0.715mg Papadum
Cholesterol 0mg 4mg Falafel
Trans Fat 0g g Papadum
Saturated Fat 2.383g 1.084g Papadum
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171g 0.532g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16g 1.148g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Falafel Papadum
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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 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 Cholesterol?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)

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.