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Teff vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Teff and Falafel

  • The amount of Manganese, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5 in Teff is higher than in Falafel.
  • Teff covers your daily Manganese needs 372% more than Falafel.
  • Falafel has 4 times less Vitamin B6 than Teff. Teff has 0.482mg of Vitamin B6, while Falafel has 0.125mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Teff, uncooked 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
Teff
7
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Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +123.1%
Contains more Magnesium +124.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +123.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Zinc +142%
Contains more Copper +214%
Contains more Potassium +37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +123.1%
Contains more Magnesium +124.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +123.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Zinc +142%
Contains more Copper +214%
Contains more Potassium +37%

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
Teff
7
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +167.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +222.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +222.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +285.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 5%
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 +167.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +222.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +222.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +285.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 65.13g 31.84g Teff
Protein 13.3g 13.31g Falafel
Fats 2.38g 17.8g Falafel
Carbs 73.13g 31.84g Teff
Calories 367kcal 333kcal Teff
Starch 36.56g g Teff
Fructose 0.47g g Teff
Sugar 1.84g g Falafel
Fiber 8g g Teff
Calcium 180mg 54mg Teff
Iron 7.63mg 3.42mg Teff
Magnesium 184mg 82mg Teff
Phosphorus 429mg 192mg Teff
Potassium 427mg 585mg Falafel
Sodium 12mg 294mg Teff
Zinc 3.63mg 1.5mg Teff
Copper 0.81mg 0.258mg Teff
Vitamin A 9IU 13IU Falafel
Vitamin E 0.08mg mg Teff
Vitamin D IU 0IU Falafel
Vitamin D µg 0µg Falafel
Vitamin C mg 1.6mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.146mg Teff
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.166mg Teff
Vitamin B3 3.363mg 1.044mg Teff
Vitamin B5 0.942mg 0.292mg Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482mg 0.125mg Teff
Folate µg 93µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Falafel
Vitamin K 1.9µg µg Teff
Tryptophan 0.139mg 0.134mg Teff
Threonine 0.51mg 0.492mg Teff
Isoleucine 0.501mg 0.567mg Falafel
Leucine 1.068mg 0.944mg Teff
Lysine 0.376mg 0.856mg Falafel
Methionine 0.428mg 0.187mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698mg 0.707mg Falafel
Valine 0.686mg 0.562mg Teff
Histidine 0.301mg 0.364mg Falafel
Cholesterol mg 0mg Teff
Trans Fat g 0g Teff
Saturated Fat 0.449g 2.383g Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071g 4.16g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Teff 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
33
Teff
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
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
80%
Teff
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
32%
Falafel
Fats
11%
Teff
82%
Falafel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 282mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.934g)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.84g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.