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Pretzel vs. Halva — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pretzel and Halva

  • Pretzel is richer in Folate, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3, yet Halva is richer in Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Halva is 116% higher.
  • Pretzel contains 6 times more Sodium than Halva. Pretzel contains 1240mg of Sodium, while Halva contains 195mg.

Food types used in this article are Snacks, pretzels, hard, plain, salted 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.
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Halva
Contains more Potassium +19.3%
Contains more Manganese +16.3%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Magnesium +651.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +374.2%
Contains less Sodium -84.3%
Contains more Zinc +315.4%
Contains more Copper +670.5%
Contains more Selenium +161.4%
Equal in Iron - 4.53
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8.1% 172% 21% 55% 20% 162% 28% 52% 132% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9.9% 170% 156% 260% 17% 25% 118% 401% 114% 63%
Contains more Potassium +19.3%
Contains more Manganese +16.3%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Magnesium +651.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +374.2%
Contains less Sodium -84.3%
Contains more Zinc +315.4%
Contains more Copper +670.5%
Contains more Selenium +161.4%
Equal in Iron - 4.53

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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3
Halva
Contains more Vitamin C +2000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +277.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.1%
Contains more Folate +155.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.424
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% 9.4% 0% 7% 106% 77% 99% 19% 17% 125% 0% 16% 7%
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 C +2000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +277.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.1%
Contains more Folate +155.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.424

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Halva
Contains more Carbs +32.9%
Contains more Other +91.8%
Contains more Protein +24.4%
Contains more Fats +634.5%
Contains more Water +17.3%
10% 3% 80% 3% 4%
Protein: 10.04 g
Fats: 2.93 g
Carbs: 80.39 g
Water: 3.13 g
Other: 3.51 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 +32.9%
Contains more Other +91.8%
Contains more Protein +24.4%
Contains more Fats +634.5%
Contains more Water +17.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Halva
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1027.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +556.9%
16% 30% 54%
Saturated Fat: 0.391 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.727 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.291 g
20% 39% 41%
Saturated Fat: 4.127 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.194 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.481 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1027.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +556.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pretzel Halva Opinion
Net carbs 76.99g 55.99g Pretzel
Protein 10.04g 12.49g Halva
Fats 2.93g 21.52g Halva
Carbs 80.39g 60.49g Pretzel
Calories 384kcal 469kcal Halva
Starch 72.58g Pretzel
Fructose 0.31g Pretzel
Sugar 2.21g Halva
Fiber 3.4g 4.5g Halva
Calcium 27mg 33mg Halva
Iron 4.58mg 4.53mg Pretzel
Magnesium 29mg 218mg Halva
Phosphorus 128mg 607mg Halva
Potassium 223mg 187mg Pretzel
Sodium 1240mg 195mg Halva
Zinc 1.04mg 4.32mg Halva
Copper 0.156mg 1.202mg Halva
Manganese 1.015mg 0.873mg Pretzel
Selenium 4.4µg 11.5µg Halva
Vitamin A 0IU 2IU Halva
Vitamin E 0.47mg Pretzel
Vitamin C 2.1mg 0.1mg Pretzel
Vitamin B1 0.424mg 0.424mg
Vitamin B2 0.332mg 0.088mg Pretzel
Vitamin B3 5.27mg 2.856mg Pretzel
Vitamin B5 0.322mg 0.174mg Pretzel
Vitamin B6 0.074mg 0.348mg Halva
Folate 166µg 65µg Pretzel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.04µg Halva
Choline 29.5mg Pretzel
Vitamin K 2.8µg Pretzel
Tryptophan 0.097mg Pretzel
Threonine 0.25mg Pretzel
Isoleucine 0.407mg Pretzel
Leucine 0.757mg Pretzel
Lysine 0.257mg Pretzel
Methionine 0.177mg Pretzel
Phenylalanine 0.52mg Pretzel
Valine 0.48mg Pretzel
Histidine 0.22mg Pretzel
Trans Fat 0.004g Halva
Saturated Fat 0.391g 4.127g Pretzel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.727g 8.194g Halva
Polyunsaturated fat 1.291g 8.481g Halva
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.223g Pretzel
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Pretzel
Omega-3 - ALA 0.063g Pretzel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pretzel 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
37%
Pretzel
25%
Halva
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
67%
Pretzel
133%
Halva

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.736g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pretzel
Pretzel is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pretzel
Pretzel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Halva
Halva is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halva
Halva contains less Sodium (difference - 1045mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Halva
Halva is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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.

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. Pretzel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167555/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.