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Flour vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Flour and Falafel different?

  • Flour is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Folate, and Iron, however Falafel is richer in Magnesium, Potassium, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Flour is 60% higher.
  • Flour contains 6 times more Vitamin B3 than Falafel. While Flour contains 5.904mg of Vitamin B3, Falafel contains only 1.044mg.
  • Flour has less Sodium.

Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached and Falafel, home-prepared are the varieties used 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
Flour
2
:
Contains more Iron +35.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Potassium +446.7%
Contains more Magnesium +272.7%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 174% 5% 10% 16% 48% 20% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains more Iron +35.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Potassium +446.7%
Contains more Magnesium +272.7%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.8%

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
Flour
7
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +437.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +465.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Folate +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +184.1%
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% 2% 0% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 0% 1% 138%
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 +437.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +465.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Folate +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +184.1%

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
Flour
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
40
Flour
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
62%
Flour
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
76%
Flour
32%
Falafel
Fats
5%
Flour
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.
Flour Falafel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Flour 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?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 292mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.228g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flour
Flour is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flour
Flour is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.27g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flour Falafel Opinion
Calories 364 333 Flour
Protein 10.33 13.31 Falafel
Fats 0.98 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 76.31 31.84 Flour
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.64 3.42 Flour
Calcium 15 54 Falafel
Potassium 107 585 Falafel
Magnesium 22 82 Falafel
Sugar 0.27 Falafel
Fiber 2.7 Flour
Copper 0.144 0.258 Falafel
Zinc 0.7 1.5 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 108 192 Falafel
Sodium 2 294 Flour
Vitamin A 0 13 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.06 Flour
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.785 0.146 Flour
Vitamin B2 0.494 0.166 Flour
Vitamin B3 5.904 1.044 Flour
Vitamin B5 0.438 0.292 Flour
Vitamin B6 0.044 0.125 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Flour
Folate 183 93 Flour
Trans Fat 0 Flour
Saturated Fat 0.155 2.383 Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.413 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.127 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.281 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.357 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.71 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.228 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.183 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.52 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.415 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.23 0.364 Falafel
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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. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/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.