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Almond joy vs. Butterscotch — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Almond joy and Butterscotch

  • Butterscotch has less Fiber, Phosphorus, Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Almond joy covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 78% more than Butterscotch.
  • Butterscotch has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, ALMOND JOY Candy Bar and Candies, butterscotch.

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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 +1500%
Contains more Iron +12600%
Contains more Phosphorus +11100%
Contains more Potassium +8366.7%
Contains less Sodium -63.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 19% 48% 0% 48% 22% 19% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.2% 0.38% 0% 0.43% 0.26% 51% 2.5% 0.33% 0.13% 3.3%
Contains more Calcium +1500%
Contains more Iron +12600%
Contains more Phosphorus +11100%
Contains more Potassium +8366.7%
Contains less Sodium -63.7%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +138.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2.5% 0% 0% 2.3% 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 6% 1.8% 0% 0% 3% 3.7% 0.04% 0.24% 0% 0% 0% 0.44% 0.75%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +138.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +13666.7%
Contains more Fats +716.1%
Contains more Water +56.2%
Contains more Other +20.6%
Contains more Carbs +51.9%
4% 27% 60% 8%
Protein: 4.13 g
Fats: 26.93 g
Carbs: 59.51 g
Water: 8.2 g
Other: 1.23 g
3% 90% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.3 g
Carbs: 90.4 g
Water: 5.25 g
Other: 1.02 g
Contains more Protein +13666.7%
Contains more Fats +716.1%
Contains more Water +56.2%
Contains more Other +20.6%
Contains more Carbs +51.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +522.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +867.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.3%
73% 22% 5%
Saturated Fat: 17.59 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.26 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.18 g
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.065 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.845 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.122 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +522.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +867.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Almond joy Butterscotch Opinion
Net carbs 54.51g 90.4g Butterscotch
Protein 4.13g 0.03g Almond joy
Fats 26.93g 3.3g Almond joy
Carbs 59.51g 90.4g Butterscotch
Calories 479kcal 391kcal Almond joy
Sugar 48.34g 80.46g Almond joy
Fiber 5g 0g Almond joy
Calcium 64mg 4mg Almond joy
Iron 1.27mg 0.01mg Almond joy
Phosphorus 112mg 1mg Almond joy
Potassium 254mg 3mg Almond joy
Sodium 142mg 391mg Almond joy
Zinc 0.09mg Butterscotch
Copper 0.001mg Butterscotch
Manganese 0.001mg Butterscotch
Selenium 0.6µg Butterscotch
Vitamin A 42IU 100IU Butterscotch
Vitamin A RAE 28µg Butterscotch
Vitamin E 0.09mg Butterscotch
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Almond joy
Vitamin B1 0.012mg Butterscotch
Vitamin B2 0.016mg Butterscotch
Vitamin B3 0.002mg Butterscotch
Vitamin B5 0.004mg Butterscotch
Choline 0.8mg Butterscotch
Vitamin K 0.3µg Butterscotch
Cholesterol 4mg 9mg Almond joy
Saturated Fat 17.59g 2.065g Butterscotch
Monounsaturated Fat 5.26g 0.845g Almond joy
Polyunsaturated fat 1.18g 0.122g Almond joy

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Almond joy Butterscotch
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%
Almond joy
1%
Butterscotch
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Almond joy
6%
Butterscotch

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterscotch
Butterscotch is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.525g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Butterscotch
Butterscotch is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Almond joy
Almond joy is lower in Sugar (difference - 32.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Almond joy
Almond joy contains less Sodium (difference - 249mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Almond joy
Almond joy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Almond joy
Almond joy is lower in glycemic index (difference - 60)
Which food is cheaper?
Almond joy
Almond joy is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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. Almond joy - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167562/nutrients
  2. Butterscotch - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167972/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.