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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 Iron +325.4%
Contains more Calcium +1705.6%
Contains more Magnesium +328%
Contains more Copper +1482.2%
Contains more Zinc +416.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains more Iron +325.4%
Contains more Calcium +1705.6%
Contains more Magnesium +328%
Contains more Copper +1482.2%
Contains more Zinc +416.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +484%
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 0% 1% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
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 +441.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +332.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +532%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +484%
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
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 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

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Sesame 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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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