Who doesn’t believe the proverb ‘Health is wealth’?
– Everyone does!
Everyone believe on that doesn’t mean everyone is concerned about their health. But you’re one of few people who care about their health and love to consume the food after proper analysis.
So, we’re introducing you with a new perspective of comparison here. With this health-based comparison, it will be surprisingly easy for you to pick one suitable food for your diet among tortilla, bread, wrap, and taco, along with bread vs rice and pita vs naan.
We’ve also got a statistics on that, keep reading to find out.
So, Let’s jump in…
Comparison of Energy Amount
After researching on the calorie amounts of these foods, Naan comes first. A serving of naan will provide you 338 calories when pita and tortilla give you 275 and 218 calories respectively.
A 100 gram serving of white bread contains 265 calories and a taco serving with beef, cheese and, lettuce has 226 calories.
Guess the lowest calorie food among these? Yes, you picked it right! Rice comes last with 130 calories in per 100-gram serving.
However, these amounts can fluctuate on the basis of different ingredients and also with the cooking differences. So, before adding any extra addon on this food, don’t forget to go through the product label.
Comparison of Nutritional Value
When it comes to the nutritional value of food, you shouldn’t compromise on it. Compromising on this grave matter can lead you to a great vulnerability to different types of health issues.
If we try to elaborate the comparison within the paragraphs, it will be hard for you to understand. So, we’ve made a comparison table for better understanding. Afterward, we’ll analyze one by one with their pros and cons elaborated in detail.
The tortilla has a decent amount of calories which will fill 10% of your daily calorie need. It is enriched with a small amount of protein and has vitamin B-6. This vitamin promotes brain health and helps to fight with Depression and Cancer.
It contains Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and Potassium which preserve a decent amount of mineral intact on your body. As you can see that there is no cholesterol in the tortilla and only 2.9 grams of Fat in it, meaning that it is not harmful to the heart and won’t affect your body weight.
Bread is a popular breakfast worldwide and it is consumed in various ways in different places in the world. A few slices of bread carrying 100 grams can give you 12% of your daily calories needed. It has a decent amount of vegan protein weighing 13 grams.
The Bread is enriched with various minerals like calcium, Iron, Sodium, and Potassium. It has no cholesterol and a small amount of fat similar to the Tortilla.
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Among all of the compared food, this has the most amount of calorie count. It is highly enriched with Vitamin B complex and other minerals like Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, and Potassium.
It has 30 mg of cholesterol and a slightly higher amount of fat compared to Tortilla and Bread.
Taco is a food made out of Tortilla and some other ingredients like beef, lettuce, and cheese. It is enriched with vitamin B-6 and A. Vitamin A helps prevent Eye related problems and B-6 help you fight with Anemia, Depression, and Cancer.
Similar to the prior three foods, this food also enriched with Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, and Sodium which ensures smooth growth and strong bones. Minerals help the body to maintain healthy heart rate and blood pressure.
Pita is very popular in the Indian Subcontinent and slowly growing its popularity in the western world too. It is largely popular for its delicious taste. But Pita can be in various type and shape sharing different ingredients.
So, it is really hard for anyone to measure a standard level of nutrient it. But we’ve found some data on USDA about pita which we’ve included in the table.
Here comes Rice, the staple food of more than a half population of the world. It is popular for its delicious taste and easy recipes.
100 grams rice contain 130 calories and 2.7 gram of protein. It has a decent amount of carbohydrates which also give you energy.
It is free of cholesterol and fat, so don’t hesitate to eat rice. Unlike other foods we’ve analyzed, rice has a lower amount of minerals in it but have Vitamin B-6 ensuring the good mental health.
Oh, Wait…….. You didn’t realize that we missed the number 6? If yes, then you should eat blueberries, green tea, avocado and dark chocolate for making your focus and concentration stronger.
After giving the table, it should be easy for you to know the food nutrients. This is also not very different from the other six foods having a good amount of Minerals with 313 calories. This is cholesterol free and a slight amount of fat is there.
Comparison Based on Taste
To be frank, this is completely dependent on the persons taste bud and their taste receptor cells. BUT we have something unexpected for you! We’ve run statistics on social media where people were asked to list their most favorites to less favorites among these foods.
Here is the statistics result- 33% people listed taco at the top of their list, 19% people have voted tortilla and 17% picked naan as their best pick.
Rice found 12% vote when wrap and bread have had a bad time with only 8 and 9 percents of the votes respectively. Pita stood last with barely 2% of the top votes.
There is a long history of tortilla vs bread debate and I assume that with this exhaustive article, the debate should now be finished. As we’ve covered 4 other topics also, you’ll find a good position of choosing one from these.
Despite having almost the same ingredients in all except rice, they differ in the nutritional amount and other health factors.
The nutritional values and calorie amounts are well-researched and based mostly on the research of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
If you’re not sure about choosing one from these yet, feel free to leave a comment below.
* percents are counted on the basis of the daily value of 2000 calories
References We’ve used for Writing this piece