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Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) and Falafel?

  • Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is higher in Vitamin C, however Falafel is richer in Iron, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Zinc, Potassium, and Magnesium.
  • Falafel's daily need coverage for Iron is 37% more.
  • Falafel contains 12 times less Vitamin C than Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean). Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains 18.8mg of Vitamin C, while Falafel contains 1.6mg.
  • Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) has less Saturated Fat.

We used Yardlong bean, 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 less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +627.7%
Contains more Potassium +143.8%
Contains more Magnesium +86.4%
Contains more Copper +437.5%
Contains more Zinc +305.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +225.4%
Equal in Calcium - 54
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 15% 22% 32% 16% 11% 26% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +627.7%
Contains more Potassium +143.8%
Contains more Magnesium +86.4%
Contains more Copper +437.5%
Contains more Zinc +305.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +225.4%
Equal in Calcium - 54

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 C +1075%
Contains more Vitamin A +6553.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +430.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +420.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 63% 52% 0% 0% 27% 26% 8% 4% 6% 0% 0% 47%
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 C +1075%
Contains more Vitamin A +6553.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +430.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +420.8%
Contains more Folate +50%

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
19
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
17
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
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
17%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
8%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
32%
Falafel
Fats
2%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
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.
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) Falafel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) 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?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains less Sodium (difference - 290mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.278g)
Which food is cheaper?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) Falafel Opinion
Calories 47 333 Falafel
Protein 2.8 13.31 Falafel
Fats 0.4 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 18.8 1.6 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Carbs 8.35 31.84 Falafel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.47 3.42 Falafel
Calcium 50 54 Falafel
Potassium 240 585 Falafel
Magnesium 44 82 Falafel
Sugar
Fiber
Copper 0.048 0.258 Falafel
Zinc 0.37 1.5 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 59 192 Falafel
Sodium 4 294 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin A 865 13 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.107 0.146 Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.166 Falafel
Vitamin B3 0.41 1.044 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.055 0.292 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.024 0.125 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 62 93 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.105 2.383 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.032 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.104 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.15 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.2 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.184 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.04 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.154 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.162 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.09 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. Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169222/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.