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Falafel vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Falafel and Wheat gluten

  • Falafel has more Potassium, and Magnesium, however Wheat gluten is richer in Selenium, Folate, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus.
  • Wheat gluten covers your daily Selenium needs 70% more than Falafel.
  • Wheat gluten has 10 times less Sodium than Falafel. Falafel has 294mg of Sodium, while Wheat gluten has 29mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Falafel, home-prepared and Vital wheat gluten.

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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 Potassium +485%
Contains more Magnesium +228%
Contains more Copper +41.8%
Contains more Zinc +76.5%
Contains more Iron +52%
Contains more Calcium +163%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 195% 43% 9% 18% 61% 24% 112% 4%
Contains more Potassium +485%
Contains more Magnesium +228%
Contains more Copper +41.8%
Contains more Zinc +76.5%
Contains more Iron +52%
Contains more Calcium +163%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
58
Wheat gluten

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
82%
Falafel
9%
Wheat gluten

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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten contains less Sodium (difference - 265mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.111g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
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 is richer in minerals?
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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 Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 333 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 13.31 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 17.8 1.85 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 13.79 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 54 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 585 100 Falafel
Magnesium 82 25 Falafel
Sugar 0 Falafel
Fiber 0.6 Wheat gluten
Copper 0.258 0.182 Falafel
Zinc 1.5 0.85 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 192 260 Wheat gluten
Sodium 294 29 Wheat gluten
Vitamin A 13 0 Falafel
Vitamin E 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0 Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.166 0 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044 0 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292 0 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Wheat gluten
Folate 93 0 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.272 Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.156 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.81 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 Falafel
Fructose

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. Wheat gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/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.