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Falafel vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Falafel and Teff

  • The amount of Manganese, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5 in Teff is higher than in Falafel.
  • Teff covers your daily Manganese needs 372% more than Falafel.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Falafel, home-prepared and Teff, uncooked.

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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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Teff
Contains more Potassium +37%
Contains more Iron +123.1%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +124.4%
Contains more Copper +214%
Contains more Zinc +142%
Contains more Phosphorus +123.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 287% 54% 38% 132% 270% 99% 184% 2%
Contains more Potassium +37%
Contains more Iron +123.1%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +124.4%
Contains more Copper +214%
Contains more Zinc +142%
Contains more Phosphorus +123.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%

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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Teff
Contains more Vitamin A +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +167.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +222.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +222.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +285.6%
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% 1% 2% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +167.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +222.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +222.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +285.6%

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
33
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
133
Teff

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
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
73%
Teff
Fats
82%
Falafel
11%
Teff

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

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Falafel Teff
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 282mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.934g)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.84g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
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 Teff Opinion
Calories 333 367 Teff
Protein 13.31 13.3 Falafel
Fats 17.8 2.38 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 73.13 Teff
Cholesterol 0 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Iron 3.42 7.63 Teff
Calcium 54 180 Teff
Potassium 585 427 Falafel
Magnesium 82 184 Teff
Sugar 1.84 Falafel
Fiber 8 Teff
Copper 0.258 0.81 Teff
Zinc 1.5 3.63 Teff
Starch 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 192 429 Teff
Sodium 294 12 Teff
Vitamin A 13 9 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.08 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.39 Teff
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.27 Teff
Vitamin B3 1.044 3.363 Teff
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.942 Teff
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.482 Teff
Vitamin B12 0 Falafel
Vitamin K 1.9 Teff
Folate 93 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Teff
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.449 Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.589 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 1.071 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.139 Teff
Threonine 0.492 0.51 Teff
Isoleucine 0.567 0.501 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 1.068 Teff
Lysine 0.856 0.376 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.428 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.698 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.686 Teff
Histidine 0.364 0.301 Falafel
Fructose 0.47 Teff

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.