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After eight vs. Sugar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are After eight and Sugar different?

  • After eight is higher than Sugar in Fiber, and Iron.
  • After eight covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 42% more than Sugar.
  • Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat.

Candies, NESTLE, AFTER EIGHT Mints and Sugars, granulated types were 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 Calcium +1200%
Contains more Iron +1040%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.9% 21% 0% 0% 0% 0.13% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0.3% 1.9% 0% 0% 0.18% 0.13% 0.27% 2.3% 0.52% 3.3%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Iron +1040%
Equal in Sodium - 1

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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Sugar
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +31400%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +25.7%
2% 12% 80% 6%
Protein: 1.67 g
Fats: 11.9 g
Carbs: 79.53 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 0.6 g
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 99.98 g
Water: 0.02 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +31400%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +25.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient After eight Sugar Opinion
Net carbs 77.13g 99.98g Sugar
Protein 1.67g 0g After eight
Fats 11.9g 0g After eight
Carbs 79.53g 99.98g Sugar
Calories 432kcal 387kcal After eight
Sugar 66.6g 99.8g After eight
Fiber 2.4g 0g After eight
Calcium 13mg 1mg After eight
Iron 0.57mg 0.05mg After eight
Potassium 2mg Sugar
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.01mg Sugar
Copper 0.007mg Sugar
Manganese 0.004mg Sugar
Selenium 0.6µg Sugar
Vitamin B2 0.019mg Sugar
Saturated Fat 8.33g 0g Sugar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
After eight Sugar
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
0%
After eight
0%
Sugar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
3%
After eight
1%
Sugar

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sugar
Sugar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.33g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sugar
Sugar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
After eight
After eight is lower in Sugar (difference - 33.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
After eight
After eight is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food is cheaper?
After eight
After eight is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. After eight - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168766/nutrients
  2. Sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169655/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.