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Falafel nutrition, glycemic index, calories, net carbs & more

Falafel, home-prepared
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for Falafel

Falafel
Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
The GI is 33 when served with Pita bread, pickle, salad and Tahina http://docsdrive.com/pdfs/ansinet/pjn/2018/518-523.pdf
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
33 (low)
Insulin index ⓘ
N/A
Calories
333
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols
31.84 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 patty (approx 2-1/4" dia) (17 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
-1.5 (alkaline)
90% Potassium
85% Monounsaturated Fat
84% Magnesium
83% Iron
82% Fats
Explanation: The given food contains more Potassium than 90% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Potassium than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Monounsaturated Fat, Magnesium, Iron, and Fats.

Falafel Glycemic index (GI)

Source:
The GI is 33 when served with Pita bread, pickle, salad and Tahina http://docsdrive.com/pdfs/ansinet/pjn/2018/518-523.pdf
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
33

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86% 91% 6% 0%
Calcium: 54 mg of 1,000 mg 5%
Iron: 3.42 mg of 8 mg 43%
Magnesium: 82 mg of 420 mg 20%
Phosphorus: 192 mg of 700 mg 27%
Potassium: 585 mg of 3,400 mg 17%
Sodium: 294 mg of 2,300 mg 13%
Zinc: 1.5 mg of 11 mg 14%
Copper: 0.258 mg of 1 mg 29%
Manganese: 0.691 mg of 2 mg 30%
Selenium: 1 µg of 55 µg 2%
Choline: 0 mg of 550 mg 0%

Mineral chart - relative view

Potassium
585 mg
TOP 10%
Magnesium
82 mg
TOP 16%
Iron
3.42 mg
TOP 17%
Copper
0.258 mg
TOP 27%
Calcium
54 mg
TOP 32%
Sodium
294 mg
TOP 34%
Manganese
0.691 mg
TOP 35%
Phosphorus
192 mg
TOP 41%
Zinc
1.5 mg
TOP 45%
Selenium
1 µg
TOP 82%

Vitamin coverage chart

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%
Vitamin A: 13 IU of 5,000 IU 0%
Vitamin E : 0 mg of 15 mg 0%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 1.6 mg of 90 mg 2%
Vitamin B1: 0.146 mg of 1 mg 12%
Vitamin B2: 0.166 mg of 1 mg 13%
Vitamin B3: 1.044 mg of 16 mg 7%
Vitamin B5: 0.292 mg of 5 mg 6%
Vitamin B6: 0.125 mg of 1 mg 10%
Folate: 93 µg of 400 µg 23%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: 0 µg of 120 µg 0%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Folate
93 µg
TOP 25%
Vitamin C
1.6 mg
TOP 38%
Vitamin B1
0.146 mg
TOP 40%
Vitamin B2
0.166 mg
TOP 54%
Vitamin B6
0.125 mg
TOP 59%
Vitamin A
13 IU
TOP 62%
Vitamin B3
1.044 mg
TOP 68%
Vitamin B5
0.292 mg
TOP 74%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%

Macronutrients chart

14% 18% 32% 35% 3%
Protein:
Daily Value: 27%
13.31 g of 50 g
27%
Fats:
Daily Value: 27%
17.8 g of 65 g
27%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 11%
31.84 g of 300 g
11%
Water:
Daily Value: 2%
34.62 g of 2,000 g
2%
Other:
2.43 g

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 144% 141% 122% 104% 123% 54% 122% 93% 156%
Tryptophan: 134 mg of 280 mg 48%
Threonine: 492 mg of 1,050 mg 47%
Isoleucine: 567 mg of 1,400 mg 41%
Leucine: 944 mg of 2,730 mg 35%
Lysine: 856 mg of 2,100 mg 41%
Methionine: 187 mg of 1,050 mg 18%
Phenylalanine: 707 mg of 1,750 mg 40%
Valine: 562 mg of 1,820 mg 31%
Histidine: 364 mg of 700 mg 52%

Fat type information

2.383% 10.171% 4.16%
Saturated Fat: 2.383 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.171 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.16 g

All nutrients for Falafel per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Net carbs N/A 25% 31.84g 1.7 times less than Chocolate Chocolate
Protein 32% 36% 13.31g 4.7 times more than Broccoli Broccoli
Fats 27% 18% 17.8g 1.9 times less than Cheese Cheese
Carbs 11% 26% 31.84g 1.1 times more than Rice Rice
Calories 17% 26% 333kcal 7.1 times more than Orange Orange
Calcium 5% 32% 54mg 2.3 times less than Milk Milk
Iron 43% 17% 3.42mg 1.3 times more than Beef Beef
Magnesium 20% 16% 82mg 1.7 times less than Almond Almond
Phosphorus 27% 41% 192mg 1.1 times more than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Potassium 17% 10% 585mg 4 times more than Cucumber Cucumber
Sodium 13% 34% 294mg 1.7 times less than White Bread White Bread
Zinc 14% 45% 1.5mg 4.2 times less than Beef Beef
Copper 29% 27% 0.26mg 1.8 times more than Shiitake Shiitake
Vitamin A 0% 62% 13IU 1285.1 times less than Carrot Carrot
Vitamin D 0% 100% 0µg N/A Egg
Vitamin C 2% 38% 1.6mg 33.1 times less than Lemon Lemon
Vitamin B1 12% 40% 0.15mg 1.8 times less than Pea Pea
Vitamin B2 13% 54% 0.17mg 1.3 times more than Avocado Avocado
Vitamin B3 7% 68% 1.04mg 9.2 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 6% 74% 0.29mg 3.9 times less than Sunflower seed Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 10% 59% 0.13mg 1.1 times more than Oat Oat
Folate 23% 25% 93µg 1.5 times more than Brussels sprout Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0% 100% 0µg N/A Pork
Tryptophan 0% 74% 0.13mg 2.3 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 73% 0.49mg 1.5 times less than Beef Beef
Isoleucine 0% 72% 0.57mg 1.6 times less than Salmon Salmon
Leucine 0% 74% 0.94mg 2.6 times less than Tuna Tuna
Lysine 0% 72% 0.86mg 1.9 times more than Tofu Tofu
Methionine 0% 76% 0.19mg 1.9 times more than Quinoa Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 68% 0.71mg 1.1 times more than Egg Egg
Valine 0% 74% 0.56mg 3.6 times less than Soybean Soybean
Histidine 0% 72% 0.36mg 2.1 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Cholesterol 0% 100% 0mg N/A Egg
Trans Fat N/A 100% 0g N/A Margarine
Saturated Fat 12% 43% 2.38g 2.5 times less than Beef Beef
Monounsaturated Fat N/A 15% 10.17g Equal to Avocado Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat N/A 20% 4.16g 11.3 times less than Walnut Walnut

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 333
% Daily Value*
28%
Total Fat 18g
9%
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
13%
Sodium 294mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate 32g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 13g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 54mg 5%

Iron 3mg 38%

Potassium 585mg 17%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
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 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Falafel nutrition infographic

Falafel nutrition infographic
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172455/nutrients

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