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Halva Nutrition & Calories - Complete data of all nutrients

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*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams
Article author photo Elen Khachatrian by Elen Khachatrian | Last updated on April 03, 2022
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU
Halva

Introduction

Halva is commonly consumed as a confection or dessert. Halva is high in nutrients and has a delicious flavor. This article will discuss the nutritional profile of halva.

What is Halva?

Halva candy is typically made from a nut base, though flour-based halva is also available. The treatment's flavor is primarily determined by add-ins, such as chocolate, vanilla, or pistachios. While halva has a distinct flavor, it also has a rich yet delicate texture.

Nutrition

Vitamins

Halva is high in vitamins. It has a high amount of Vitamin B1 and folates.

Thiamine (B1), niacin (B3), and pyridoxine (B6) are the major vitamins in halva. Halva falls in the range of the top 20% of foods as a source of Vitamin B1.100g of halva can cover 35% of your daily Vitamin B1 need.

Halva is also an excellent source of folate, containing 65 µg per 100 g.

It also has a tiny amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B2.

Halva lacks Vitamin E, Vitamin D, and Vitamin K.

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 1% 106% 21% 54% 11% 81% 49% 5% 0%
Vitamin A: 2 IU of 5,000 IU 0%
Vitamin E : 0 mg of 15 mg 0%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 0.1 mg of 90 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 0.424 mg of 1 mg 35%
Vitamin B2: 0.088 mg of 1 mg 7%
Vitamin B3: 2.856 mg of 16 mg 18%
Vitamin B5: 0.174 mg of 5 mg 3%
Vitamin B6: 0.348 mg of 1 mg 27%
Folate: 65 µg of 400 µg 16%
Vitamin B12: 0.04 µg of 2 µg 2%
Vitamin K: 0 µg of 120 µg 0%

Minerals

Halva is an excellent source of minerals. It contains high phosphorus, copper, magnesium, iron, manganese, and zinc.

Halva falls in the range of the top 8% of foods as a source of phosphorus and the top 10% of foods as a source of magnesium. 100g of halva can cover 87% of your daily phosphorus need.

It contains a moderate amount of calcium, potassium, sodium, and selenium.

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 10% 170% 156% 261% 17% 26% 118% 401% 114% 63% 0%
Calcium: 33 mg of 1,000 mg 3%
Iron: 4.53 mg of 8 mg 57%
Magnesium: 218 mg of 420 mg 52%
Phosphorus: 607 mg of 700 mg 87%
Potassium: 187 mg of 3,400 mg 6%
Sodium: 195 mg of 2,300 mg 8%
Zinc: 4.32 mg of 11 mg 39%
Copper: 1.202 mg of 1 mg 134%
Manganese: 0.873 mg of 2 mg 38%
Selenium: 11.5 µg of 55 µg 21%
Choline: 0 mg of 550 mg 0%

Protein

Protein helps fuel the brain and is essential in transporting oxygen through the bloodstream and throughout the body. Halva contains 12.49g of protein per 100g. Halva is relatively high in tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, valine, lysine, and histidine.

Fats

Halva is relatively high in fats. It falls in the range of the top 14% of foods as a source of fats, containing 21.52g per 100g.

Of these fats, 4.13g is saturated, 8g is monounsaturated, and 8.5g is polyunsaturated.

Halva has no trans fats.

Fat type information

4.127% 8.194% 8.481%
Saturated Fat: 4.127 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.194 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.481 g

Cholesterol

Halva has no cholesterol.

Glycemic Index

Based on the level of carbohydrates, the glycemic index of halva is 55. It is considered low GI food.

Acidity

Halva is acidic. The acidity of halva (Based on PRAL) is 18.6.

Halva Calories

Halva contains a high amount of carbs; 60.49g of total carbs per 100 g. Half of the calories of halva come from carbs; also, this number of carbs covers your daily need for carbs by 20% (in the case of a 2000 calorie diet).

Macronutrients chart

13% 22% 61% 4% 2%
Protein:
Daily Value: 25%
12.49 g of 50 g
25%
Fats:
Daily Value: 33%
21.52 g of 65 g
33%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 20%
60.49 g of 300 g
20%
Water:
Daily Value: 0%
3.67 g of 2,000 g
0%
Other:
1.83 g

Carbs per serving size

The number of carbohydrates is directly connected to the ingredients of halva.

The serving size of halva is usually 28.35 g, which provides 17 g of carbohydrates accordingly.

Halva net carbs

Halva provides a small amount of fiber and a high amount of net carbs. Of the 60.49 g of total carbs, 4.5 grams is fiber; the rest is net carbohydrates, which is too high in the case of low-carb diets.

Calories per 100g

One hundred grams of halva contains 469 calories. The central part of these calories comes from the carb content of halva; this makes halva a higher-than-average calorie product.

Sugar is one of the two main ingredients in halva. Added sugars increase the number of calories in your diet without providing any essential nutrients; these calories are often referred to as "empty" calories.

Calories per serving size

Although halva is high in calories; it is usually consumed in quantities smaller than 100 grams.

One ounce contains roughly 28.35 grams of halva and 134 calories accordingly.

Calories per ingredient

In this column, nutritionist sub-recipe are presented for 100g:

Ingredient

Calories

granulated sugar

387

tahini

595

vanilla bean

288

pistachios

560

Burning estimates

The table below shows the time and type of activity a person should perform to burn 134 calories (1 ounce of halva). Measured by a method called Met or Metabolic Equivalent of a Task (1)(2).

1 ounce of halva - 70kg person

1 ounce of halva - 100kg person

Walking

23 min

19 min

Cycling

13 min

11 min

Running

13 min

11 min

Aerobics

~10 min

8 min

Comparison of similar foods

We compared halva to all foods in our database and found it is in the top 16% of foods high in calories. So 84% of foods contain fewer calories than halva does.

Compared to nougat, halva contains 33 times more Vitamin B1 and more copper.

When it comes to tahini, halva contains more magnesium and less saturated fat.

Halva provides more copper, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, Vitamin B1, zinc, and Vitamin B6 than fudge.

Foods like peanut butter or almond butter contain almost 200 more calories than halva. (614 calories per 100 grams).

Compared to honey, halva contains more carbs, so it has more calories.

Food

Calories per 100 grams

Peanut butter

598

Almond butter

614

Halva

469

Honey

304

Sugar

387

Maple syrup

260

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4428382/
  2. 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities
Article author photo Elen Khachatrian
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU
Last updated: April 03, 2022

Important nutritional characteristics for Halva

Halva
Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
55 (low)
Insulin index ⓘ
N/A
Calories
469
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols
55.99 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 oz (28.35 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
18.6 (acidic)
92% Phosphorus
91% Calories
90% Magnesium
88% Iron
87% Polyunsaturated fat
Explanation: The given food contains more Phosphorus than 92% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Phosphorus than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Calories, Magnesium, Iron, and Polyunsaturated fat.

Halva Glycemic index (GI)

Source:
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
55

Mineral chart - relative view

Phosphorus
607 mg
TOP 8%
Magnesium
218 mg
TOP 10%
Iron
4.53 mg
TOP 12%
Copper
1.202 mg
TOP 16%
Zinc
4.32 mg
TOP 22%
Manganese
0.873 mg
TOP 33%
Calcium
33 mg
TOP 42%
Sodium
195 mg
TOP 42%
Selenium
11.5 µg
TOP 58%
Potassium
187 mg
TOP 62%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin B1
0.424 mg
TOP 20%
Folate
65 µg
TOP 31%
Vitamin B6
0.348 mg
TOP 36%
Vitamin B3
2.856 mg
TOP 52%
Vitamin C
0.1 mg
TOP 53%
Vitamin B12
0.04 µg
TOP 65%
Vitamin B2
0.088 mg
TOP 72%
Vitamin A
2 IU
TOP 73%
Vitamin B5
0.174 mg
TOP 83%

Fiber content ratio for Halva

4.5% 55.99%
Sugar: 0 g
Fiber: 4.5 g
Other: 55.99 g

All nutrients for Halva per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Net carbs N/A 16% 55.99g Equal to Chocolate Chocolate
Protein 30% 38% 12.49g 4.4 times more than Broccoli Broccoli
Fats 33% 14% 21.52g 1.5 times less than Cheese Cheese
Carbs 20% 16% 60.49g 2.1 times more than Rice Rice
Calories 23% 9% 469kcal 10 times more than Orange Orange
Fiber 18% 20% 4.5g 1.9 times more than Orange Orange
Calcium 3% 42% 33mg 3.8 times less than Milk Milk
Iron 57% 12% 4.53mg 1.7 times more than Beef Beef
Magnesium 52% 10% 218mg 1.6 times more than Almond Almond
Phosphorus 87% 8% 607mg 3.3 times more than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Potassium 6% 62% 187mg 1.3 times more than Cucumber Cucumber
Sodium 8% 42% 195mg 2.5 times less than White Bread White Bread
Zinc 39% 22% 4.32mg 1.5 times less than Beef Beef
Copper 134% 16% 1.2mg 8.5 times more than Shiitake Shiitake
Vitamin A 0% 73% 2IU 8353 times less than Carrot Carrot
Vitamin C 0% 53% 0.1mg 530 times less than Lemon Lemon
Vitamin B1 35% 20% 0.42mg 1.6 times more than Pea Pea
Vitamin B2 7% 72% 0.09mg 1.5 times less than Avocado Avocado
Vitamin B3 18% 52% 2.86mg 3.4 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 3% 83% 0.17mg 6.5 times less than Sunflower seed Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 27% 36% 0.35mg 2.9 times more than Oat Oat
Folate 16% 31% 65µg 1.1 times more than Brussels sprout Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 2% 65% 0.04µg 17.5 times less than Pork Pork
Cholesterol 0% 100% 0mg N/A Egg
Saturated Fat 21% 29% 4.13g 1.4 times less than Beef Beef
Monounsaturated Fat N/A 19% 8.19g 1.2 times less than Avocado Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat N/A 13% 8.48g 5.6 times less than Walnut Walnut

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 469
% Daily Value*
34%
Total Fat 22g
18%
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
8%
Sodium 195mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate 60g
20%
Dietary Fiber 5g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 12g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 33mg 3%

Iron 5mg 63%

Potassium 187mg 6%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
ok
 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
Source
No Trans Fats
ok
 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
Source
Low in Saturated Fats
ok
 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
Source
Low in Sodium
ok
 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
Source
Low in Sugars
ok
 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
Source

Halva nutrition infographic

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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

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

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.