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Falafel vs Spätzle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Falafel and Spätzle different?

  • Falafel is richer in Iron, Folate, Copper, Phosphorus, Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B2, while Spätzle is higher in Selenium.
  • Spätzle covers your daily need of Selenium 42% more than Falafel.
  • Falafel contains 15 times more Potassium than Spätzle. Falafel contains 585mg of Potassium, while Spätzle contains 38mg.
  • Spätzle is lower in Saturated Fat.

Falafel, home-prepared and Noodles, egg, cooked, unenriched, with added salt 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
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +470%
Contains more Magnesium +290.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +152.6%
Contains more Potassium +1439.5%
Contains more Zinc +130.8%
Contains more Copper +163.3%
Contains less Sodium -43.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 15% 33% 4% 22% 18% 33%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +470%
Contains more Magnesium +290.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +152.6%
Contains more Potassium +1439.5%
Contains more Zinc +130.8%
Contains more Copper +163.3%
Contains less Sodium -43.9%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +386.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +730%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +161%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.7%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.263
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 2% 4% 0% 0% 8% 5% 8% 16% 11% 6% 12% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +386.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +730%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +161%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.7%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.263

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Spätzle Opinion
Net carbs 31.84g 23.96g Falafel
Protein 13.31g 4.54g Falafel
Fats 17.8g 2.07g Falafel
Carbs 31.84g 25.16g Falafel
Calories 333kcal 138kcal Falafel
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Spätzle
Sugar g 0.4g Falafel
Fiber g 1.2g Spätzle
Calcium 54mg 12mg Falafel
Iron 3.42mg 0.6mg Falafel
Magnesium 82mg 21mg Falafel
Phosphorus 192mg 76mg Falafel
Potassium 585mg 38mg Falafel
Sodium 294mg 165mg Spätzle
Zinc 1.5mg 0.65mg Falafel
Copper 0.258mg 0.098mg Falafel
Vitamin A 13IU 21IU Spätzle
Vitamin E mg 0.17mg Spätzle
Vitamin D 0IU IU Falafel
Vitamin D 0µg µg Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.03mg Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.166mg 0.02mg Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044mg 0.4mg Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.263mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125mg 0.046mg Falafel
Folate 93µg 7µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.09µg Spätzle
Vitamin K µg 0µg Spätzle
Tryptophan 0.134mg 0.043mg Falafel
Threonine 0.492mg 0.138mg Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567mg 0.19mg Falafel
Leucine 0.944mg 0.365mg Falafel
Lysine 0.856mg 0.137mg Falafel
Methionine 0.187mg 0.086mg Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707mg 0.24mg Falafel
Valine 0.562mg 0.22mg Falafel
Histidine 0.364mg 0.121mg Falafel
Cholesterol 0mg 29mg Falafel
Trans Fat 0g 0.029g Falafel
Saturated Fat 2.383g 0.419g Spätzle
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171g 0.581g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16g 0.552g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Falafel Spätzle
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
Spätzle
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
19
Spätzle

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
27%
Spätzle
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
25%
Spätzle
Fats
82%
Falafel
10%
Spätzle

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spätzle
Spätzle contains less Sodium (difference - 129mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.964g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is cheaper?
Spätzle
Spätzle is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
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

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. Spätzle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169762/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.