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Flan vs. Halva — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Flan and Halva

  • Halva is richer than Flan in Copper, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Fiber, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Halva is 132% higher.

Food types used in this article are Flan, caramel custard, dry mix and Candies, halavah, plain.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Flan
1
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9
Halva
Contains more Selenium +85.2%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Iron +5562.5%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +60600%
Contains more Potassium +22.2%
Contains less Sodium -54.9%
Contains more Zinc +10700%
Contains more Copper +7913.3%
Contains more Manganese +12371.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 3% 0% 1% 14% 57% 2% 5% 1% 117%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 170% 156% 261% 17% 26% 118% 401% 114% 63%
Contains more Selenium +85.2%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Iron +5562.5%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +60600%
Contains more Potassium +22.2%
Contains less Sodium -54.9%
Contains more Zinc +10700%
Contains more Copper +7913.3%
Contains more Manganese +12371.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Flan
0
:
9
Halva
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 1% 106% 21% 54% 11% 81% 49% 5% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Flan
2
:
3
Halva
Contains more Carbs +51.4%
Contains more Water +112.5%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +205%
92% 8%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 91.6 g
Water: 7.8 g
Other: 0.6 g
12% 22% 60% 4% 2%
Protein: 12.49 g
Fats: 21.52 g
Carbs: 60.49 g
Water: 3.67 g
Other: 1.83 g
Contains more Carbs +51.4%
Contains more Water +112.5%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +205%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Flan Halva
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flan Halva Opinion
Net carbs 91.6g 55.99g Flan
Protein 0g 12.49g Halva
Fats 0g 21.52g Halva
Carbs 91.6g 60.49g Flan
Calories 348kcal 469kcal Halva
Fiber 0g 4.5g Halva
Calcium 24mg 33mg Halva
Iron 0.08mg 4.53mg Halva
Magnesium 0mg 218mg Halva
Phosphorus 1mg 607mg Halva
Potassium 153mg 187mg Halva
Sodium 432mg 195mg Halva
Zinc 0.04mg 4.32mg Halva
Copper 0.015mg 1.202mg Halva
Manganese 0.007mg 0.873mg Halva
Selenium 21.3µg 11.5µg Flan
Vitamin A 0IU 2IU Halva
Vitamin C 0mg 0.1mg Halva
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.424mg Halva
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.088mg Halva
Vitamin B3 0mg 2.856mg Halva
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.174mg Halva
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.348mg Halva
Folate 0µg 65µg Halva
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.04µg Halva
Saturated Fat 4.127g Flan
Monounsaturated Fat 8.194g Halva
Polyunsaturated fat 8.481g Halva

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Flan Halva
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Flan
25%
Halva
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Flan
133%
Halva

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Halva
Halva contains less Sodium (difference - 237mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Halva
Halva is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Halva
Halva is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Halva
Halva is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flan
Flan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.127g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flan
Flan is cheaper (difference - $3)
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)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Flan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169602/nutrients
  2. Halva - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167996/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.