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Nattō vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Nattō and Falafel

  • Nattō has more Iron, Copper, Manganese, Calcium, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin C, and Magnesium, while Falafel has more Folate.
  • Nattō's daily need coverage for Iron is 65% higher.
  • Falafel contains 9 times less Selenium than Nattō. Nattō contains 8.8µg of Selenium, while Falafel contains 1µg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Nattō is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Natto 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
Nattō
7
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Contains more Iron +151.5%
Contains more Calcium +301.9%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains more Magnesium +40.2%
Contains more Copper +158.5%
Contains more Zinc +102%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains more Iron +151.5%
Contains more Calcium +301.9%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains more Magnesium +40.2%
Contains more Copper +158.5%
Contains more Zinc +102%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.3%

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
Nattō
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +712.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.8%
Contains more Folate +1062.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.146
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.125
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
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 C +712.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.8%
Contains more Folate +1062.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.146
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.125

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
20
Nattō
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
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
116%
Nattō
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
32%
Falafel
Fats
51%
Nattō
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.
Nattō Falafel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Nattō 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?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 287mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.792g)
Which food is cheaper?
Nattō
Nattō is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.89g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nattō Falafel Opinion
Calories 211 333 Falafel
Protein 19.4 13.31 Nattō
Fats 11 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 13 1.6 Nattō
Carbs 12.68 31.84 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.6 3.42 Nattō
Calcium 217 54 Nattō
Potassium 729 585 Nattō
Magnesium 115 82 Nattō
Sugar 4.89 Falafel
Fiber 5.4 Nattō
Copper 0.667 0.258 Nattō
Zinc 3.03 1.5 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 174 192 Falafel
Sodium 7 294 Nattō
Vitamin A 0 13 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.01 Nattō
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.146 Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.166 Nattō
Vitamin B3 0 1.044 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.215 0.292 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.125 Nattō
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 Nattō
Folate 8 93 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.591 2.383 Nattō
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 4.16 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 0.134 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 0.492 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 0.567 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 0.944 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 0.856 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 0.187 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941 0.707 Nattō
Valine 1.018 0.562 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 0.364 Nattō
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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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.