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Pita bread vs. Cracker — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pita bread and Cracker

  • Pita bread has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, and Copper, however, Cracker is richer in Vitamin K, Phosphorus, Vitamin E , Iron, and Vitamin B2.
  • Cracker covers your daily Vitamin K needs 58% more than Pita bread.
  • Cracker has 4 times less Selenium than Pita bread. Pita bread has 27.1µg of Selenium, while Cracker has 6.7µg.
  • Pita bread contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Bread, pita, white, enriched and Crackers, standard snack-type, regular.

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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 Magnesium +44.4%
Contains less Sodium -26.2%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +61.5%
Contains more Selenium +304.5%
Contains more Calcium +39.5%
Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.7%
Equal in Potassium - 118
Equal in Manganese - 0.491
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 26% 99% 19% 42% 11% 70% 23% 56% 63% 148%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 36% 152% 13% 107% 11% 95% 14% 35% 65% 37%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains less Sodium -26.2%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +61.5%
Contains more Selenium +304.5%
Contains more Calcium +39.5%
Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.7%
Equal in Potassium - 118
Equal in Manganese - 0.491

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +44%
Contains more Folate +16.3%
Contains more Choline +52.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +910%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +39.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +34550%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.352
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.417
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% 6% 0% 0% 150% 76% 87% 24% 8% 81% 0% 8% 1%
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% 61% 0% 0% 105% 106% 82% 26% 15% 69% 0% 6% 174%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +44%
Contains more Folate +16.3%
Contains more Choline +52.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +910%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +39.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +34550%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.352
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.417

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +37%
Contains more Water +922.3%
Contains more Fats +2102.5%
Contains more Carbs +10.1%
Contains more Other +31.1%
9% 56% 32% 2%
Protein: 9.1 g
Fats: 1.2 g
Carbs: 55.7 g
Water: 32.1 g
Other: 1.9 g
7% 26% 61% 3% 2%
Protein: 6.64 g
Fats: 26.43 g
Carbs: 61.3 g
Water: 3.14 g
Other: 2.49 g
Contains more Protein +37%
Contains more Water +922.3%
Contains more Fats +2102.5%
Contains more Carbs +10.1%
Contains more Other +31.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -97%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6141%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2355.5%
21% 13% 66%
Saturated Fat: 0.166 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.105 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.535 g
22% 26% 52%
Saturated Fat: 5.562 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.553 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 13.137 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -97%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6141%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2355.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pita bread Cracker Opinion
Net carbs 53.5g 59g Cracker
Protein 9.1g 6.64g Pita bread
Fats 1.2g 26.43g Cracker
Carbs 55.7g 61.3g Cracker
Calories 275kcal 510kcal Cracker
Starch 49.69g Cracker
Fructose 0.29g Cracker
Sugar 1.3g 8.18g Pita bread
Fiber 2.2g 2.3g Cracker
Calcium 86mg 120mg Cracker
Iron 2.62mg 4.03mg Cracker
Magnesium 26mg 18mg Pita bread
Phosphorus 97mg 248mg Cracker
Potassium 120mg 118mg Pita bread
Sodium 536mg 726mg Pita bread
Zinc 0.84mg 0.49mg Pita bread
Copper 0.168mg 0.104mg Pita bread
Manganese 0.481mg 0.491mg Cracker
Selenium 27.1µg 6.7µg Pita bread
Vitamin E 0.3mg 3.03mg Cracker
Vitamin B1 0.599mg 0.416mg Pita bread
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.456mg Cracker
Vitamin B3 4.632mg 4.352mg Pita bread
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.417mg Cracker
Vitamin B6 0.034mg 0.063mg Cracker
Folate 107µg 92µg Pita bread
Choline 14.6mg 9.6mg Pita bread
Vitamin K 0.2µg 69.3µg Cracker
Tryptophan 0.105mg 0.084mg Pita bread
Threonine 0.257mg 0.193mg Pita bread
Isoleucine 0.349mg 0.246mg Pita bread
Leucine 0.634mg 0.471mg Pita bread
Lysine 0.219mg 0.103mg Pita bread
Methionine 0.16mg 0.112mg Pita bread
Phenylalanine 0.446mg 0.331mg Pita bread
Valine 0.394mg 0.294mg Pita bread
Histidine 0.195mg 0.145mg Pita bread
Trans Fat 1.076g Pita bread
Saturated Fat 0.166g 5.562g Pita bread
Monounsaturated Fat 0.105g 6.553g Cracker
Polyunsaturated fat 0.535g 13.137g Cracker
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.009g Cracker
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 11.48g Cracker
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.062g Cracker
Omega-3 - ALA 1.485g Cracker

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pita bread Cracker
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
34%
Pita bread
49%
Cracker
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Pita bread
56%
Cracker

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pita bread
Pita bread is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.88g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pita bread
Pita bread contains less Sodium (difference - 190mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pita bread
Pita bread is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.396g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pita bread
Pita bread is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cracker
Cracker is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Pita bread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174915/nutrients
  2. Cracker - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174982/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.