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Hummus vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Hummus and Falafel?

  • Hummus is richer in Copper, and Vitamin B6, while Falafel is higher in Iron, Potassium, Vitamin B2, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Hummus's daily need coverage for Copper is 30% higher.
  • Falafel has 2 times less Vitamin B6 than Hummus. Hummus has 0.2mg of Vitamin B6, while Falafel has 0.125mg.
  • Hummus is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Hummus, commercial and Falafel, home-prepared types in this comparison.

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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
Hummus
2
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Contains more Zinc +22%
Contains more Copper +104.3%
Contains more Calcium +42.1%
Contains more Iron +40.2%
Contains more Magnesium +15.5%
Contains more Potassium +156.6%
Contains less Sodium -22.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 192
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 92% 51% 76% 21% 50% 50% 176%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Contains more Zinc +22%
Contains more Copper +104.3%
Contains more Calcium +42.1%
Contains more Iron +40.2%
Contains more Magnesium +15.5%
Contains more Potassium +156.6%
Contains less Sodium -22.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 192

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
Hummus
3
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Contains more Vitamin A +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.2%
Contains more Folate +12%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 63% 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 1% 0% 0% 6% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 70% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.2%
Contains more Folate +12%

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.
Hummus Falafel
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Hummus Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 8.29g 31.84g Falafel
Protein 7.9g 13.31g Falafel
Fats 9.6g 17.8g Falafel
Carbs 14.29g 31.84g Falafel
Calories 166kcal 333kcal Falafel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 6g g Hummus
Calcium 38mg 54mg Falafel
Iron 2.44mg 3.42mg Falafel
Magnesium 71mg 82mg Falafel
Phosphorus 176mg 192mg Falafel
Potassium 228mg 585mg Falafel
Sodium 379mg 294mg Falafel
Zinc 1.83mg 1.5mg Hummus
Copper 0.527mg 0.258mg Hummus
Vitamin A 30IU 13IU Hummus
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1.6mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.18mg 0.146mg Hummus
Vitamin B2 0.064mg 0.166mg Falafel
Vitamin B3 0.582mg 1.044mg Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.132mg 0.292mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 0.125mg Hummus
Folate 83µg 93µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.134mg Falafel
Threonine mg 0.492mg Falafel
Isoleucine mg 0.567mg Falafel
Leucine mg 0.944mg Falafel
Lysine mg 0.856mg Falafel
Methionine mg 0.187mg Falafel
Phenylalanine mg 0.707mg Falafel
Valine mg 0.562mg Falafel
Histidine mg 0.364mg Falafel
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Hummus
Saturated Fat 1.437g 2.383g Hummus
Monounsaturated Fat 4.039g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 3.613g 4.16g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Hummus Falafel
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
16
Hummus
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
66
Hummus
63
Falafel

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
47%
Hummus
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
14%
Hummus
32%
Falafel
Fats
44%
Hummus
82%
Falafel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.946g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Hummus
Hummus is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sodium (difference - 85mg)
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)
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.
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.

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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/nutrients
  2. Falafel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172455/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.