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Maize vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Maize and Falafel

  • Falafel is higher than Maize in Iron, Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Folate, Magnesium, Zinc, and Potassium.
  • Falafel covers your daily Iron needs 36% more than Maize.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Maize is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Falafel, home-prepared.

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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
Maize
1
:
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Calcium +2600%
Contains more Iron +557.7%
Contains more Magnesium +121.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.7%
Contains more Potassium +116.7%
Contains more Zinc +226.1%
Contains more Copper +377.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Calcium +2600%
Contains more Iron +557.7%
Contains more Magnesium +121.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.7%
Contains more Potassium +116.7%
Contains more Zinc +226.1%
Contains more Copper +377.8%

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
Maize
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +1338.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +325%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.4%
Contains more Folate +121.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.146
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 2% 0% 23% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 32% 0% 1%
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 +1338.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +325%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.4%
Contains more Folate +121.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.146

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.
Maize Falafel
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maize Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 16.7g 31.84g Falafel
Protein 3.27g 13.31g Falafel
Fats 1.35g 17.8g Falafel
Carbs 18.7g 31.84g Falafel
Calories 86kcal 333kcal Falafel
Starch 5.7g g Maize
Fructose 1.94g g Maize
Sugar 6.26g g Falafel
Fiber 2g g Maize
Calcium 2mg 54mg Falafel
Iron 0.52mg 3.42mg Falafel
Magnesium 37mg 82mg Falafel
Phosphorus 89mg 192mg Falafel
Potassium 270mg 585mg Falafel
Sodium 15mg 294mg Maize
Zinc 0.46mg 1.5mg Falafel
Copper 0.054mg 0.258mg Falafel
Vitamin A 187IU 13IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.07mg mg Maize
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.8mg 1.6mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0.146mg Maize
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.166mg Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.77mg 1.044mg Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717mg 0.292mg Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.125mg Falafel
Folate 42µg 93µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Maize
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.134mg Falafel
Threonine 0.129mg 0.492mg Falafel
Isoleucine 0.129mg 0.567mg Falafel
Leucine 0.348mg 0.944mg Falafel
Lysine 0.137mg 0.856mg Falafel
Methionine 0.067mg 0.187mg Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.15mg 0.707mg Falafel
Valine 0.185mg 0.562mg Falafel
Histidine 0.089mg 0.364mg Falafel
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.325g 2.383g Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487g 4.16g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize 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
18
Maize
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
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
20%
Maize
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
32%
Falafel
Fats
6%
Maize
82%
Falafel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 279mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.058g)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
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)

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. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/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.