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Tuna vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Tuna and Falafel?

  • Tuna is richer in Vitamin A, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus, while Falafel is higher in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Iron, and Folate.
  • Tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 453% higher.
  • Falafel has 757 times less Vitamin A than Tuna. Tuna has 757µg of Vitamin A, while Falafel has 1µg.

We used Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat and Falafel, home-prepared types in this comparison.

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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
Tuna
2
:
Contains more Phosphorus +69.8%
Contains less Sodium -83%
Contains more Iron +161.1%
Contains more Calcium +440%
Contains more Potassium +81.1%
Contains more Magnesium +28.1%
Contains more Copper +134.5%
Contains more Zinc +94.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 3% 29% 46% 37% 22% 140% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.8%
Contains less Sodium -83%
Contains more Iron +161.1%
Contains more Calcium +440%
Contains more Potassium +81.1%
Contains more Magnesium +28.1%
Contains more Copper +134.5%
Contains more Zinc +94.8%

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
Tuna
7
:
Contains more Vitamin A +19284.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +909.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +369.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +320%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +4550%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 152% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 1361% 0% 2%
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 +19284.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +909.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +369.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +320%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +4550%

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
171
Tuna
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tuna
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
179%
Tuna
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
32%
Falafel
Fats
29%
Tuna
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.
Tuna Falafel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tuna 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?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 244mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.771g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Falafel
Falafel is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna Falafel Opinion
Calories 184 333 Falafel
Protein 29.91 13.31 Tuna
Fats 6.28 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 0 31.84 Falafel
Cholesterol 49 0 Falafel
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Iron 1.31 3.42 Falafel
Calcium 10 54 Falafel
Potassium 323 585 Falafel
Magnesium 64 82 Falafel
Sugar
Fiber 0 Tuna
Copper 0.11 0.258 Falafel
Zinc 0.77 1.5 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 326 192 Tuna
Sodium 50 294 Tuna
Vitamin A 2520 13 Tuna
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.278 0.146 Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.306 0.166 Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.54 1.044 Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37 0.292 Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525 0.125 Tuna
Vitamin B12 10.88 0 Tuna
Vitamin K
Folate 2 93 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Tuna
Saturated Fat 1.612 2.383 Tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.335 0.134 Tuna
Threonine 1.311 0.492 Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378 0.567 Tuna
Leucine 2.431 0.944 Tuna
Lysine 2.747 0.856 Tuna
Methionine 0.885 0.187 Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168 0.707 Tuna
Valine 1.541 0.562 Tuna
Histidine 0.88 0.364 Tuna
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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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.