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Falafel vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Falafel and Flax different?

  • Flax is higher than Falafel in Vitamin B1, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Calcium.
  • Flax covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 125% more than Falafel.

Falafel, home-prepared and Seeds, flaxseed 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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Flax
Contains more Calcium +372.2%
Contains more Iron +67.5%
Contains more Magnesium +378%
Contains more Phosphorus +234.4%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains less Sodium -89.8%
Contains more Zinc +189.3%
Contains more Copper +372.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 77% 215% 280% 276% 72% 4% 119% 407%
Contains more Calcium +372.2%
Contains more Iron +67.5%
Contains more Magnesium +378%
Contains more Phosphorus +234.4%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains less Sodium -89.8%
Contains more Zinc +189.3%
Contains more Copper +372.9%

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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Flax
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1026%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +237.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.161
Equal in Folate - 87
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 0% 7% 0% 2% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 66% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1026%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +237.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.161
Equal in Folate - 87

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Flax Opinion
Net carbs 31.84g 1.58g Falafel
Protein 13.31g 18.29g Flax
Fats 17.8g 42.16g Flax
Carbs 31.84g 28.88g Falafel
Calories 333kcal 534kcal Flax
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Flax
Sugar g 1.55g Falafel
Fiber g 27.3g Flax
Calcium 54mg 255mg Flax
Iron 3.42mg 5.73mg Flax
Magnesium 82mg 392mg Flax
Phosphorus 192mg 642mg Flax
Potassium 585mg 813mg Flax
Sodium 294mg 30mg Flax
Zinc 1.5mg 4.34mg Flax
Copper 0.258mg 1.22mg Flax
Vitamin A 13IU 0IU Falafel
Vitamin E mg 0.31mg Flax
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0.6mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 1.644mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.166mg 0.161mg Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044mg 3.08mg Flax
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.985mg Flax
Vitamin B6 0.125mg 0.473mg Flax
Folate 93µg 87µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 4.3µg Flax
Tryptophan 0.134mg 0.297mg Flax
Threonine 0.492mg 0.766mg Flax
Isoleucine 0.567mg 0.896mg Flax
Leucine 0.944mg 1.235mg Flax
Lysine 0.856mg 0.862mg Flax
Methionine 0.187mg 0.37mg Flax
Phenylalanine 0.707mg 0.957mg Flax
Valine 0.562mg 1.072mg Flax
Histidine 0.364mg 0.472mg Flax
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Flax
Saturated Fat 2.383g 3.663g Falafel
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171g 7.527g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16g 28.73g Flax

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Falafel Flax
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
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
181
Flax

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
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
29%
Flax
Fats
82%
Falafel
195%
Flax

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Flax
Flax contains less Sodium (difference - 264mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Flax
Flax is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.55g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.28g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.