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Falafel vs Pita - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Falafel and Pita

  • Falafel has more Iron, Folate, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, and Manganese, while Pita has more Vitamin B1.
  • Falafel's daily need coverage for Iron is 25% higher.
  • Pita contains 14 times less Saturated Fat than Falafel. Falafel contains 2.383g of Saturated Fat, while Pita contains 0.166g.

The food types used in this comparison are Falafel, home-prepared and Bread, pita, white, unenriched.

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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 Magnesium +215.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.9%
Contains more Potassium +387.5%
Contains less Sodium -45.1%
Contains more Zinc +78.6%
Contains more Copper +53.6%
Contains more Calcium +59.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 26% 53% 19% 42% 11% 70% 23% 56%
Contains more Iron +144.3%
Contains more Magnesium +215.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.9%
Contains more Potassium +387.5%
Contains less Sodium -45.1%
Contains more Zinc +78.6%
Contains more Copper +53.6%
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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Pita
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.6%
Contains more Folate +287.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36%
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 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 B2 +71.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.6%
Contains more Folate +287.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36%

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.
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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Pita Opinion
Net carbs 31.84g 53.5g Pita
Protein 13.31g 9.1g Falafel
Fats 17.8g 1.2g Falafel
Carbs 31.84g 55.7g Pita
Calories 333kcal 275kcal Falafel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 2.2g Pita
Calcium 54mg 86mg Pita
Iron 3.42mg 1.4mg Falafel
Magnesium 82mg 26mg Falafel
Phosphorus 192mg 97mg Falafel
Potassium 585mg 120mg Falafel
Sodium 294mg 536mg Falafel
Zinc 1.5mg 0.84mg Falafel
Copper 0.258mg 0.168mg Falafel
Vitamin A 13IU 0IU Falafel
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU IU Falafel
Vitamin D 0µg µg Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.267mg Pita
Vitamin B2 0.166mg 0.097mg Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044mg 2.142mg Pita
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.397mg Pita
Vitamin B6 0.125mg 0.034mg Falafel
Folate 93µg 24µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.134mg 0.105mg Falafel
Threonine 0.492mg 0.257mg Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567mg 0.349mg Falafel
Leucine 0.944mg 0.634mg Falafel
Lysine 0.856mg 0.219mg Falafel
Methionine 0.187mg 0.16mg Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707mg 0.446mg Falafel
Valine 0.562mg 0.394mg Falafel
Histidine 0.364mg 0.195mg Falafel
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Pita
Saturated Fat 2.383g 0.166g Pita
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171g 0.105g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16g 0.535g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Falafel 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
18
Falafel
15
Pita
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
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
80%
Falafel
55%
Pita
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
56%
Pita
Fats
82%
Falafel
6%
Pita

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 - 35)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
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)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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