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Heart of palm vs. Halva — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Heart of palm and Halva different?

  • Heart of palm is higher in Potassium, and Vitamin B6, however, Halva is richer in Phosphorus, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin B1, Selenium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Phosphorus from Halva is 67% higher.
  • Heart of palm contains 10 times more Potassium than Halva. While Heart of palm contains 1806mg of Potassium, Halva contains only 187mg.
  • Heart of palm has less Saturated Fat.

Hearts of palm, raw and Candies, halavah, plain 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Potassium +865.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.8%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +168%
Contains more Magnesium +2080%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.6%
Contains more Zinc +15.8%
Contains more Copper +86.6%
Contains more Selenium +1542.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5.4% 63% 7.1% 60% 159% 1.8% 102% 215% 0% 3.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9.9% 170% 156% 260% 17% 25% 118% 401% 114% 63%
Contains more Potassium +865.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.8%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +168%
Contains more Magnesium +2080%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.6%
Contains more Zinc +15.8%
Contains more Copper +86.6%
Contains more Selenium +1542.9%

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.
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Halva
Contains more Vitamin A +3300%
Contains more Vitamin C +7900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +748%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.3%
Contains more Folate +170.8%
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 4.1% 10% 0% 27% 13% 42% 17% 0% 187% 18% 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 0.12% 0% 0% 0.33% 106% 20% 54% 10% 80% 49% 5% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +3300%
Contains more Vitamin C +7900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +748%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.3%
Contains more Folate +170.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +1793.7%
Contains more Protein +362.6%
Contains more Fats +10660%
Contains more Carbs +136.2%
Equal in Other - 1.83
3% 26% 70% 2%
Protein: 2.7 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 25.61 g
Water: 69.5 g
Other: 1.99 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 Water +1793.7%
Contains more Protein +362.6%
Contains more Fats +10660%
Contains more Carbs +136.2%
Equal in Other - 1.83

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +163780%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +9429.2%
33% 4% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.046 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.089 g
20% 39% 41%
Saturated Fat: 4.127 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.194 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.481 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +163780%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +9429.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Heart of palm Halva Opinion
Net carbs 24.11g 55.99g Halva
Protein 2.7g 12.49g Halva
Fats 0.2g 21.52g Halva
Carbs 25.61g 60.49g Halva
Calories 115kcal 469kcal Halva
Sugar 17.16g Halva
Fiber 1.5g 4.5g Halva
Calcium 18mg 33mg Halva
Iron 1.69mg 4.53mg Halva
Magnesium 10mg 218mg Halva
Phosphorus 140mg 607mg Halva
Potassium 1806mg 187mg Heart of palm
Sodium 14mg 195mg Heart of palm
Zinc 3.73mg 4.32mg Halva
Copper 0.644mg 1.202mg Halva
Manganese 0.873mg Halva
Selenium 0.7µg 11.5µg Halva
Vitamin A 68IU 2IU Heart of palm
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Heart of palm
Vitamin E 0.5mg Heart of palm
Vitamin C 8mg 0.1mg Heart of palm
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.424mg Halva
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0.088mg Heart of palm
Vitamin B3 0.9mg 2.856mg Halva
Vitamin B5 0.174mg Halva
Vitamin B6 0.81mg 0.348mg Heart of palm
Folate 24µg 65µg Halva
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.04µg Halva
Saturated Fat 0.046g 4.127g Heart of palm
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 8.194g Halva
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 8.481g Halva

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Heart of palm 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
24%
Heart of palm
25%
Halva
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
62%
Heart of palm
133%
Halva

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm contains less Sodium (difference - 181mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.081g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Halva
Halva is lower in Sugar (difference - 17.16g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Halva
Halva 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 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

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. Heart of palm - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167714/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.