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Sesame vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Sesame and Falafel

  • Falafel contains less Copper, Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6 than Sesame.
  • Sesame's daily need coverage for Copper is 425% higher.
  • Falafel contains 34 times less Selenium than Sesame. Sesame contains 34.4µg of Selenium, while Falafel contains 1µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, 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
Sesame
7
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Contains more Calcium +1705.6%
Contains more Iron +325.4%
Contains more Magnesium +328%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Zinc +416.7%
Contains more Copper +1482.2%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 293% 546% 251% 270% 42% 2% 212% 1361%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Contains more Calcium +1705.6%
Contains more Iron +325.4%
Contains more Magnesium +328%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Zinc +416.7%
Contains more Copper +1482.2%
Contains more Potassium +25%

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
Sesame
7
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +441.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +332.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +532%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +484%
Equal in Folate - 93
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 5% 0% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 73% 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 B1 +441.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +332.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +532%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +484%
Equal in Folate - 93

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sesame Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 11.65g 31.84g Falafel
Protein 17.73g 13.31g Sesame
Fats 49.67g 17.8g Sesame
Carbs 23.45g 31.84g Falafel
Calories 573kcal 333kcal Sesame
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.3g g Falafel
Fiber 11.8g g Sesame
Calcium 975mg 54mg Sesame
Iron 14.55mg 3.42mg Sesame
Magnesium 351mg 82mg Sesame
Phosphorus 629mg 192mg Sesame
Potassium 468mg 585mg Falafel
Sodium 11mg 294mg Sesame
Zinc 7.75mg 1.5mg Sesame
Copper 4.082mg 0.258mg Sesame
Vitamin A 9IU 13IU Falafel
Vitamin E 0.25mg mg Sesame
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1.6mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.791mg 0.146mg Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247mg 0.166mg Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515mg 1.044mg Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.292mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.79mg 0.125mg Sesame
Folate 97µg 93µg Sesame
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388mg 0.134mg Sesame
Threonine 0.736mg 0.492mg Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763mg 0.567mg Sesame
Leucine 1.358mg 0.944mg Sesame
Lysine 0.569mg 0.856mg Falafel
Methionine 0.586mg 0.187mg Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94mg 0.707mg Sesame
Valine 0.99mg 0.562mg Sesame
Histidine 0.522mg 0.364mg Sesame
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Sesame
Saturated Fat 6.957g 2.383g Falafel
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759g 10.171g Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773g 4.16g Sesame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sesame 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
50
Sesame
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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
106%
Sesame
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
32%
Falafel
Fats
229%
Sesame
82%
Falafel

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 283mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.574g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($4)

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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.