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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 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%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 26% 11% 19% 56% 23% 42% 70%
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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Pita
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 1% 0% 0% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 0% 0% 70%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 67% 23% 41% 24% 8% 0% 0% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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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 - 35)
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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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
Sugar
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
Folate 93 24 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
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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.