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Falafel vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Falafel and Seed

  • Seed is richer than Falafel in Selenium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Copper, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Seed is 99% higher.

Food types used in this article are Falafel, home-prepared and Seeds, chia seeds, dried.

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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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Seed
Contains more Potassium +43.7%
Contains more Calcium +1068.5%
Contains more Iron +125.7%
Contains more Magnesium +308.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +347.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Zinc +205.3%
Contains more Copper +258.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Contains more Potassium +43.7%
Contains more Calcium +1068.5%
Contains more Iron +125.7%
Contains more Magnesium +308.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +347.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Zinc +205.3%
Contains more Copper +258.1%

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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Seed
Contains more Folate +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +315.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +745.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.6
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
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 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
Contains more Folate +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +315.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +745.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.6
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Seed Opinion
Net carbs 31.84g 7.72g Falafel
Protein 13.31g 16.54g Seed
Fats 17.8g 30.74g Seed
Carbs 31.84g 42.12g Seed
Calories 333kcal 486kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 34.4g Seed
Calcium 54mg 631mg Seed
Iron 3.42mg 7.72mg Seed
Magnesium 82mg 335mg Seed
Phosphorus 192mg 860mg Seed
Potassium 585mg 407mg Falafel
Sodium 294mg 16mg Seed
Zinc 1.5mg 4.58mg Seed
Copper 0.258mg 0.924mg Seed
Vitamin A 13IU 54IU Seed
Vitamin E mg 0.5mg Seed
Vitamin D 0IU IU Falafel
Vitamin D 0µg µg Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6mg 1.6mg
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.62mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.166mg 0.17mg Seed
Vitamin B3 1.044mg 8.83mg Seed
Vitamin B5 0.292mg mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125mg mg Falafel
Folate 93µg 49µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.134mg 0.436mg Seed
Threonine 0.492mg 0.709mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.567mg 0.801mg Seed
Leucine 0.944mg 1.371mg Seed
Lysine 0.856mg 0.97mg Seed
Methionine 0.187mg 0.588mg Seed
Phenylalanine 0.707mg 1.016mg Seed
Valine 0.562mg 0.95mg Seed
Histidine 0.364mg 0.531mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.14g Falafel
Saturated Fat 2.383g 3.33g Falafel
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171g 2.309g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16g 23.665g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Falafel Seed
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
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
195
Seed

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
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
42%
Seed
Fats
82%
Falafel
142%
Seed

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Seed
Seed contains less Sodium (difference - 278mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.947g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.