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Falafel vs Pita - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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 +144.3%
Contains more Potassium +387.5%
Contains more Magnesium +215.4%
Contains more Copper +53.6%
Contains more Zinc +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.9%
Contains less Sodium -45.1%
Contains more Calcium +59.3%
Contains more Iron +144.3%
Contains more Potassium +387.5%
Contains more Magnesium +215.4%
Contains more Copper +53.6%
Contains more Zinc +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.9%
Contains less Sodium -45.1%
Contains more Calcium +59.3%

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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3
Pita
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
10
Falafel
10
Pita
Mineral Summary Score
43
Falafel
27
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 the food
Protein
80%
Falafel
55%
Pita
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
56%
Pita
Fats
82%
Falafel
6%
Pita

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Falafel Pita
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Falafel Pita
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pita
Pita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.217g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pita
Pita is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sodium (difference - 242mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
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)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Falafel Pita Opinion
Calories 333 275 Falafel
Protein 13.31 9.1 Falafel
Fats 17.8 1.2 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 55.7 Pita
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Iron 3.42 1.4 Falafel
Calcium 54 86 Pita
Potassium 585 120 Falafel
Magnesium 82 26 Falafel
Sugars
Fiber 2.2 Pita
Copper 0.258 0.168 Falafel
Zinc 1.5 0.84 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 192 97 Falafel
Sodium 294 536 Falafel
Vitamin A 13 0 Falafel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.267 Pita
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.097 Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044 2.142 Pita
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.397 Pita
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.034 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 15 0 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Pita
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.166 Pita
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.105 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 0.535 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.105 Falafel
Threonine 0.492 0.257 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.349 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 0.634 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 0.219 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.16 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.446 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.394 Falafel
Histidine 0.364 0.195 Falafel
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.