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Wheat vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Wheat and Falafel

  • Wheat is richer than Falafel in Selenium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Wheat is 161% higher.
  • Wheat contains 6 times more Vitamin B3 than Falafel. Wheat contains 6.738mg of Vitamin B3, while Falafel contains 1.044mg.

Food types used in this article are Wheat, durum 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
Wheat
6
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Contains more Magnesium +75.6%
Contains more Copper +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +177.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +164.6%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +35.7%
Equal in Iron - 3.42
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 132% 11% 39% 103% 185% 114% 218% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains more Magnesium +75.6%
Contains more Copper +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +177.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +164.6%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +35.7%
Equal in Iron - 3.42

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
Wheat
4
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +187%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +545.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +220.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +235.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.2%
Contains more Folate +116.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 0% 0% 33%
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 +187%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +545.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +220.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +235.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.2%
Contains more Folate +116.3%

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
37
Wheat
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
100
Wheat
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
82%
Wheat
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
32%
Falafel
Fats
11%
Wheat
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.
Wheat Falafel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Wheat 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?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 292mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.929g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $3.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wheat Falafel Opinion
Calories 339 333 Wheat
Protein 13.68 13.31 Wheat
Fats 2.47 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 71.13 31.84 Wheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.52 3.42 Wheat
Calcium 34 54 Falafel
Potassium 431 585 Falafel
Magnesium 144 82 Wheat
Sugar
Fiber
Copper 0.553 0.258 Wheat
Zinc 4.16 1.5 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 508 192 Wheat
Sodium 2 294 Wheat
Vitamin A 0 13 Falafel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.419 0.146 Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.121 0.166 Falafel
Vitamin B3 6.738 1.044 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935 0.292 Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.125 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 43 93 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.454 2.383 Wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.176 0.134 Wheat
Threonine 0.366 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.533 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.934 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.303 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.221 0.187 Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.681 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.594 0.562 Wheat
Histidine 0.322 0.364 Falafel
Fructose

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. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.