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

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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Flax
Contains more Vitamin C +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 2% 0% 7% 0% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 0% 11% 66%
Contains more Vitamin C +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 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

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Falafel Flax
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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.