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Falafel vs Flour - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Falafel and Flour different?

  • Falafel is higher in Magnesium, Potassium, and Copper, however Flour is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Folate, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Flour is 60% higher.
  • Falafel contains 147 times more Sodium than Flour. While Falafel contains 294mg of Sodium, Flour contains only 2mg.

Falafel, home-prepared and Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached are the varieties 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
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Flour
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Potassium +446.7%
Contains more Magnesium +272.7%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.8%
Contains more Iron +35.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 174% 5% 10% 16% 48% 20% 47% 1%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Potassium +446.7%
Contains more Magnesium +272.7%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.8%
Contains more Iron +35.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%

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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Flour
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +184.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +437.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +465.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Folate +96.8%
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% 2% 0% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 0% 1% 138%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +184.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +437.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +465.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Folate +96.8%

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
50
Flour
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
40
Flour

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
62%
Flour
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
76%
Flour
Fats
82%
Falafel
5%
Flour

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

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Falafel Flour
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?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 292mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.228g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flour
Flour is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flour
Flour is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.27g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Flour Opinion
Calories 333 364 Flour
Protein 13.31 10.33 Falafel
Fats 17.8 0.98 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 76.31 Flour
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 4.64 Flour
Calcium 54 15 Falafel
Potassium 585 107 Falafel
Magnesium 82 22 Falafel
Sugar 0.27 Falafel
Fiber 2.7 Flour
Copper 0.258 0.144 Falafel
Zinc 1.5 0.7 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 192 108 Falafel
Sodium 294 2 Flour
Vitamin A 13 0 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.06 Flour
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.785 Flour
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.494 Flour
Vitamin B3 1.044 5.904 Flour
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.438 Flour
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.044 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Flour
Folate 93 183 Flour
Trans Fat 0 Flour
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.155 Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.087 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.413 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.127 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 0.281 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.357 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 0.71 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 0.228 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.183 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.52 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.415 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 0.23 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. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/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.