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Chickpea vs Pita - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chickpea and Pita different?

  • Chickpea has more Manganese, Folate, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, and Potassium than Pita.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Chickpea is 905% higher.
  • Chickpea contains 23 times more Folate than Pita. While Chickpea contains 557µg of Folate, Pita contains only 24µg.
  • Chickpea has less Sodium.

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Bread, pita, white, unenriched 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
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Pita
Contains more Iron +207.9%
Contains more Magnesium +203.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +159.8%
Contains more Potassium +498.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Copper +290.5%
Contains more Calcium +50.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 26% 53% 19% 42% 11% 70% 23% 56%
Contains more Iron +207.9%
Contains more Magnesium +203.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +159.8%
Contains more Potassium +498.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Copper +290.5%
Contains more Calcium +50.9%

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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Pita
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1473.5%
Contains more Folate +2220.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 17% 0% 14% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 418% 0% 23%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 67% 23% 41% 24% 8% 18% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1473.5%
Contains more Folate +2220.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39%

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.
Chickpea Pita
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chickpea Pita Opinion
Net carbs 50.75g 53.5g Pita
Protein 20.47g 9.1g Chickpea
Fats 6.04g 1.2g Chickpea
Carbs 62.95g 55.7g Chickpea
Calories 378kcal 275kcal Chickpea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.7g g Pita
Fiber 12.2g 2.2g Chickpea
Calcium 57mg 86mg Pita
Iron 4.31mg 1.4mg Chickpea
Magnesium 79mg 26mg Chickpea
Phosphorus 252mg 97mg Chickpea
Potassium 718mg 120mg Chickpea
Sodium 24mg 536mg Chickpea
Zinc 2.76mg 0.84mg Chickpea
Copper 0.656mg 0.168mg Chickpea
Vitamin A 67IU 0IU Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82mg mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU IU Chickpea
Vitamin D 0µg µg Chickpea
Vitamin C 4mg 0mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.477mg 0.267mg Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.097mg Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.541mg 2.142mg Pita
Vitamin B5 1.588mg 0.397mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535mg 0.034mg Chickpea
Folate 557µg 24µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.105mg Chickpea
Threonine 0.766mg 0.257mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882mg 0.349mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.465mg 0.634mg Chickpea
Lysine 1.377mg 0.219mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.27mg 0.16mg Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103mg 0.446mg Chickpea
Valine 0.865mg 0.394mg Chickpea
Histidine 0.566mg 0.195mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Pita
Saturated Fat 0.603g 0.166g Pita
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377g 0.105g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731g 0.535g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chickpea Pita
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
74
Chickpea
15
Pita
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
37
Pita

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
123%
Chickpea
55%
Pita
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
56%
Pita
Fats
28%
Chickpea
6%
Pita

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pita
Pita is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pita
Pita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.437g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pita
Pita is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chickpea
Chickpea contains less Sodium (difference - 512mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/nutrients
  2. Pita - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172816/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.