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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
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +627.7%
Contains more Magnesium +86.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +225.4%
Contains more Potassium +143.8%
Contains more Zinc +305.4%
Contains more Copper +437.5%
Equal in Calcium - 54
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 18% 32% 26% 22% 1% 11% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +627.7%
Contains more Magnesium +86.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +225.4%
Contains more Potassium +143.8%
Contains more Zinc +305.4%
Contains more Copper +437.5%
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 A +6553.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +1075%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 52% 0% 0% 63% 27% 26% 8% 4% 6% 47% 0% 0%
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 A +6553.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +1075%
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%

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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 8.35g 31.84g Falafel
Protein 2.8g 13.31g Falafel
Fats 0.4g 17.8g Falafel
Carbs 8.35g 31.84g Falafel
Calories 47kcal 333kcal Falafel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g g
Calcium 50mg 54mg Falafel
Iron 0.47mg 3.42mg Falafel
Magnesium 44mg 82mg Falafel
Phosphorus 59mg 192mg Falafel
Potassium 240mg 585mg Falafel
Sodium 4mg 294mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Zinc 0.37mg 1.5mg Falafel
Copper 0.048mg 0.258mg Falafel
Vitamin A 865IU 13IU Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18.8mg 1.6mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin B1 0.107mg 0.146mg Falafel
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.166mg Falafel
Vitamin B3 0.41mg 1.044mg Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.055mg 0.292mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.024mg 0.125mg Falafel
Folate 62µg 93µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.032mg 0.134mg Falafel
Threonine 0.104mg 0.492mg Falafel
Isoleucine 0.15mg 0.567mg Falafel
Leucine 0.2mg 0.944mg Falafel
Lysine 0.184mg 0.856mg Falafel
Methionine 0.04mg 0.187mg Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.154mg 0.707mg Falafel
Valine 0.162mg 0.562mg Falafel
Histidine 0.09mg 0.364mg Falafel
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.105g 2.383g Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 4.16g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) 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
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

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.