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

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 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 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
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 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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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

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.