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Falafel vs Soba - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Falafel and Soba

  • Soba has less Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese, Zinc, and Vitamin B2 than Falafel.
  • Falafel covers your daily need of Iron 37% more than Soba.
  • Falafel has 125 times more Saturated Fat than Soba. While Falafel has 2.383g of Saturated Fat, Soba has only 0.019g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Falafel, home-prepared and Noodles, japanese, soba, cooked.

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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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Soba
Contains more Iron +612.5%
Contains more Calcium +1250%
Contains more Potassium +1571.4%
Contains more Magnesium +811.1%
Contains more Copper +3125%
Contains more Zinc +1150%
Contains more Phosphorus +668%
Contains less Sodium -79.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 2% 4% 7% 3% 4% 11% 8%
Contains more Iron +612.5%
Contains more Calcium +1250%
Contains more Potassium +1571.4%
Contains more Magnesium +811.1%
Contains more Copper +3125%
Contains more Zinc +1150%
Contains more Phosphorus +668%
Contains less Sodium -79.6%

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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Soba
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +538.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +212.5%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 24% 6% 10% 15% 10% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +538.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +212.5%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%

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
6
Soba
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
7
Soba

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
30%
Soba
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
21%
Soba
Fats
82%
Falafel
0%
Soba

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

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Falafel Soba
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?
Soba
Soba contains less Sodium (difference - 234mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soba
Soba is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.364g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soba
Soba is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Soba Opinion
Calories 333 99 Falafel
Protein 13.31 5.06 Falafel
Fats 17.8 0.1 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 21.44 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 0.48 Falafel
Calcium 54 4 Falafel
Potassium 585 35 Falafel
Magnesium 82 9 Falafel
Sugar
Fiber
Copper 0.258 0.008 Falafel
Zinc 1.5 0.12 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 192 25 Falafel
Sodium 294 60 Soba
Vitamin A 13 0 Falafel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.094 Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.026 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044 0.51 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.235 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.04 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 93 7 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Soba
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.019 Soba
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.026 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.031 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.072 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 0.177 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.195 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 0.33 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 0.214 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.072 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.217 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.249 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 0.119 Falafel
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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. Soba - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168907/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

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