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Seed vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Seed and Falafel

  • Seed is richer than Falafel in Selenium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Copper, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Seed is 99% higher.
  • Seed contains 12 times more Calcium than Falafel. Seed contains 631mg of Calcium, while Falafel contains 54mg.

Food types used in this article are Seeds, chia seeds, dried 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
Seed
7
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Contains more Calcium +1068.5%
Contains more Iron +125.7%
Contains more Magnesium +308.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +347.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Zinc +205.3%
Contains more Copper +258.1%
Contains more Potassium +43.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Contains more Calcium +1068.5%
Contains more Iron +125.7%
Contains more Magnesium +308.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +347.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Zinc +205.3%
Contains more Copper +258.1%
Contains more Potassium +43.7%

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
Seed
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +315.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +745.8%
Contains more Folate +89.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.6
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.166
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 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 +315.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +745.8%
Contains more Folate +89.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.6
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.166

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 7.72g 31.84g Falafel
Protein 16.54g 13.31g Seed
Fats 30.74g 17.8g Seed
Carbs 42.12g 31.84g Seed
Calories 486kcal 333kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 34.4g g Seed
Calcium 631mg 54mg Seed
Iron 7.72mg 3.42mg Seed
Magnesium 335mg 82mg Seed
Phosphorus 860mg 192mg Seed
Potassium 407mg 585mg Falafel
Sodium 16mg 294mg Seed
Zinc 4.58mg 1.5mg Seed
Copper 0.924mg 0.258mg Seed
Vitamin A 54IU 13IU Seed
Vitamin E 0.5mg mg Seed
Vitamin D IU 0IU Falafel
Vitamin D µg 0µg Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6mg 1.6mg
Vitamin B1 0.62mg 0.146mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.166mg Seed
Vitamin B3 8.83mg 1.044mg Seed
Vitamin B5 mg 0.292mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 mg 0.125mg Falafel
Folate 49µg 93µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.436mg 0.134mg Seed
Threonine 0.709mg 0.492mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.801mg 0.567mg Seed
Leucine 1.371mg 0.944mg Seed
Lysine 0.97mg 0.856mg Seed
Methionine 0.588mg 0.187mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016mg 0.707mg Seed
Valine 0.95mg 0.562mg Seed
Histidine 0.531mg 0.364mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.14g 0g Falafel
Saturated Fat 3.33g 2.383g Falafel
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665g 4.16g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Seed 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
35
Seed
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
195
Seed
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
99%
Seed
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
32%
Falafel
Fats
142%
Seed
82%
Falafel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Seed
Seed contains less Sodium (difference - 278mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.947g)
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 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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.