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Falafel vs Sesame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Falafel and Sesame

  • Falafel contains less Copper, Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6 than Sesame.
  • Sesame's daily need coverage for Copper is 425% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Falafel, home-prepared and Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, 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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Sesame
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains more Calcium +1705.6%
Contains more Iron +325.4%
Contains more Magnesium +328%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Zinc +416.7%
Contains more Copper +1482.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 293% 546% 251% 270% 42% 2% 212% 1361%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains more Calcium +1705.6%
Contains more Iron +325.4%
Contains more Magnesium +328%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Zinc +416.7%
Contains more Copper +1482.2%

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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Sesame
Contains more Vitamin A +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +484%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +441.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +332.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +532%
Equal in Folate - 97
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 1% 5% 0% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 73% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +484%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +441.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +332.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +532%
Equal in Folate - 97

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Sesame Opinion
Net carbs 31.84g 11.65g Falafel
Protein 13.31g 17.73g Sesame
Fats 17.8g 49.67g Sesame
Carbs 31.84g 23.45g Falafel
Calories 333kcal 573kcal Sesame
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.3g Falafel
Fiber g 11.8g Sesame
Calcium 54mg 975mg Sesame
Iron 3.42mg 14.55mg Sesame
Magnesium 82mg 351mg Sesame
Phosphorus 192mg 629mg Sesame
Potassium 585mg 468mg Falafel
Sodium 294mg 11mg Sesame
Zinc 1.5mg 7.75mg Sesame
Copper 0.258mg 4.082mg Sesame
Vitamin A 13IU 9IU Falafel
Vitamin E mg 0.25mg Sesame
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.791mg Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.166mg 0.247mg Sesame
Vitamin B3 1.044mg 4.515mg Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.05mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125mg 0.79mg Sesame
Folate 93µg 97µg Sesame
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Sesame
Tryptophan 0.134mg 0.388mg Sesame
Threonine 0.492mg 0.736mg Sesame
Isoleucine 0.567mg 0.763mg Sesame
Leucine 0.944mg 1.358mg Sesame
Lysine 0.856mg 0.569mg Falafel
Methionine 0.187mg 0.586mg Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.707mg 0.94mg Sesame
Valine 0.562mg 0.99mg Sesame
Histidine 0.364mg 0.522mg Sesame
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Sesame
Saturated Fat 2.383g 6.957g Falafel
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171g 18.759g Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16g 21.773g Sesame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Falafel Sesame
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
50
Sesame
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
372
Sesame

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
106%
Sesame
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
23%
Sesame
Fats
82%
Falafel
229%
Sesame

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 283mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.574g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($4)

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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.