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Flax vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Flax and Falafel different?

  • Flax is higher than Falafel in Vitamin B1, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Calcium.
  • Flax covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 125% more than Falafel.
  • Flax contains 25 times more Selenium than Falafel. Flax contains 25.4µg of Selenium, while Falafel contains 1µg.

Seeds, flaxseed 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
Flax
8
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Contains more Iron +67.5%
Contains more Calcium +372.2%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains more Magnesium +378%
Contains more Copper +372.9%
Contains more Zinc +189.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +234.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 215% 77% 72% 280% 407% 119% 276% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains more Iron +67.5%
Contains more Calcium +372.2%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains more Magnesium +378%
Contains more Copper +372.9%
Contains more Zinc +189.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +234.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.8%

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
Flax
6
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1026%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +237.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.166
Equal in Folate - 93
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 0% 7% 0% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 0% 11% 66%
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 +1026%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +237.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.166
Equal in Folate - 93

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
63
Flax
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
181
Flax
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
110%
Flax
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
32%
Falafel
Fats
195%
Flax
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.
Flax Falafel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Flax 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?
Flax
Flax contains less Sodium (difference - 264mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Flax
Flax is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.55g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.28g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
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 Flax Falafel Opinion
Calories 534 333 Flax
Protein 18.29 13.31 Flax
Fats 42.16 17.8 Flax
Vitamin C 0.6 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 28.88 31.84 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.73 3.42 Flax
Calcium 255 54 Flax
Potassium 813 585 Flax
Magnesium 392 82 Flax
Sugar 1.55 Falafel
Fiber 27.3 Flax
Copper 1.22 0.258 Flax
Zinc 4.34 1.5 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 642 192 Flax
Sodium 30 294 Flax
Vitamin A 0 13 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.31 Flax
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.644 0.146 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161 0.166 Falafel
Vitamin B3 3.08 1.044 Flax
Vitamin B5 0.985 0.292 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473 0.125 Flax
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 Flax
Folate 87 93 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Flax
Saturated Fat 3.663 2.383 Falafel
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73 4.16 Flax
Tryptophan 0.297 0.134 Flax
Threonine 0.766 0.492 Flax
Isoleucine 0.896 0.567 Flax
Leucine 1.235 0.944 Flax
Lysine 0.862 0.856 Flax
Methionine 0.37 0.187 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957 0.707 Flax
Valine 1.072 0.562 Flax
Histidine 0.472 0.364 Flax
Fructose 0 Flax

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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.