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Soybean meal vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Soybean meal and Falafel?

  • The amount of Copper, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B5 in Soybean meal is higher than in Falafel.
  • Soybean meal's daily need coverage for Copper is 194% more.
  • Falafel contains 7 times less Vitamin B5 than Soybean meal. Soybean meal contains 1.976mg of Vitamin B5, while Falafel contains 0.292mg.

We used Soy meal, defatted, raw and Falafel, home-prepared types 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
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Contains more Iron +300.6%
Contains more Calcium +351.9%
Contains more Potassium +325.6%
Contains more Magnesium +273.2%
Contains more Copper +675.2%
Contains more Zinc +237.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +265.1%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 514% 74% 220% 219% 667% 138% 301% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains more Iron +300.6%
Contains more Calcium +351.9%
Contains more Potassium +325.6%
Contains more Magnesium +273.2%
Contains more Copper +675.2%
Contains more Zinc +237.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +265.1%
Contains less Sodium -99%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +576.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +355.2%
Contains more Folate +225.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 0% 0% 228%
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 A +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +576.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +355.2%
Contains more Folate +225.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
63
Soybean meal
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
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 the food
Protein
295%
Soybean meal
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
32%
Falafel
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
82%
Falafel

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Soybean meal Falafel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Soybean meal 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?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 291mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.115g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Soybean meal Falafel Opinion
Calories 337 333 Soybean meal
Protein 49.2 13.31 Soybean meal
Fats 2.39 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 35.89 31.84 Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.7 3.42 Soybean meal
Calcium 244 54 Soybean meal
Potassium 2490 585 Soybean meal
Magnesium 306 82 Soybean meal
Sugars
Fiber
Copper 2 0.258 Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06 1.5 Soybean meal
Starch
Phosphorus 701 192 Soybean meal
Sodium 3 294 Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40 13 Soybean meal
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.691 0.146 Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251 0.166 Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587 1.044 Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.976 0.292 Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569 0.125 Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 303 93 Soybean meal
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.268 2.383 Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.653 0.134 Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952 0.492 Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18 0.567 Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66 0.944 Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991 0.856 Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606 0.187 Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346 0.707 Soybean meal
Valine 2.243 0.562 Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212 0.364 Soybean meal
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/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.