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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 Calcium +301.9%
Contains more Iron +151.5%
Contains more Magnesium +40.2%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Zinc +102%
Contains more Copper +158.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 66% 323% 83% 75% 65% 1% 83% 223%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Contains more Calcium +301.9%
Contains more Iron +151.5%
Contains more Magnesium +40.2%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Zinc +102%
Contains more Copper +158.5%
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
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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 44% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 6% 0% 58%
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 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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nattō Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 7.28g 31.84g Falafel
Protein 19.4g 13.31g Nattō
Fats 11g 17.8g Falafel
Carbs 12.68g 31.84g Falafel
Calories 211kcal 333kcal Falafel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.89g g Falafel
Fiber 5.4g g Nattō
Calcium 217mg 54mg Nattō
Iron 8.6mg 3.42mg Nattō
Magnesium 115mg 82mg Nattō
Phosphorus 174mg 192mg Falafel
Potassium 729mg 585mg Nattō
Sodium 7mg 294mg Nattō
Zinc 3.03mg 1.5mg Nattō
Copper 0.667mg 0.258mg Nattō
Vitamin A 0IU 13IU Falafel
Vitamin E 0.01mg mg Nattō
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13mg 1.6mg Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.16mg 0.146mg Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.166mg Nattō
Vitamin B3 0mg 1.044mg Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.215mg 0.292mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.125mg Nattō
Folate 8µg 93µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 23.1µg µg Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223mg 0.134mg Nattō
Threonine 0.813mg 0.492mg Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931mg 0.567mg Nattō
Leucine 1.509mg 0.944mg Nattō
Lysine 1.145mg 0.856mg Nattō
Methionine 0.208mg 0.187mg Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941mg 0.707mg Nattō
Valine 1.018mg 0.562mg Nattō
Histidine 0.512mg 0.364mg Nattō
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.591g 2.383g Nattō
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 4.16g Nattō

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nattō 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
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

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.

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.