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Lentil vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lentil and Falafel different?

  • Lentil is richer in Folate, and Vitamin B5, while Falafel is higher in Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Potassium, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Lentil covers your daily need of Folate 22% more than Falafel.
  • Lentil contains 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Falafel. Lentil contains 0.638mg of Vitamin B5, while Falafel contains 0.292mg.
  • Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat.

Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Falafel, home-prepared 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
Lentil
1
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Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +184.2%
Contains more Potassium +58.5%
Contains more Magnesium +127.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Equal in Iron - 3.42
Equal in Copper - 0.258
Equal in Phosphorus - 192
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +184.2%
Contains more Potassium +58.5%
Contains more Magnesium +127.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Equal in Iron - 3.42
Equal in Copper - 0.258
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
Lentil
7
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.4%
Contains more Folate +94.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.6
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.044
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 5% 1% 3% 0% 43% 17% 20% 39% 42% 0% 5% 136%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.4%
Contains more Folate +94.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.6
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.044

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
26
Lentil
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
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
54%
Lentil
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
32%
Falafel
Fats
2%
Lentil
82%
Falafel

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

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Lentil Falafel
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?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 292mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.33g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $2.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
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 Lentil Falafel Opinion
Calories 116 333 Falafel
Protein 9.02 13.31 Falafel
Fats 0.38 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.5 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 20.13 31.84 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 3.42 Falafel
Calcium 19 54 Falafel
Potassium 369 585 Falafel
Magnesium 36 82 Falafel
Sugar 1.8 Falafel
Fiber 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.258 Falafel
Zinc 1.27 1.5 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 180 192 Falafel
Sodium 2 294 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 13 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.146 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.166 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.06 1.044 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.292 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.125 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folate 181 93 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.053 2.383 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.081 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.323 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.39 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.654 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.63 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.077 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.448 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.254 0.364 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. Lentil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172421/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.