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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 Calcium +1250%
Contains more Iron +612.5%
Contains more Magnesium +811.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +668%
Contains more Potassium +1571.4%
Contains more Zinc +1150%
Contains more Copper +3125%
Contains less Sodium -79.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 18% 7% 11% 4% 8% 4% 3%
Contains more Calcium +1250%
Contains more Iron +612.5%
Contains more Magnesium +811.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +668%
Contains more Potassium +1571.4%
Contains more Zinc +1150%
Contains more Copper +3125%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 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% 0% 0% 0% 24% 6% 10% 15% 10% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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%

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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Falafel Soba
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
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

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.