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Almond joy vs. Macaroon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Almond joy and Macaroon

  • Almond joy is richer than Macaroon in Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Macaroon is 13% higher.
  • Almond joy contains 13 times more Calcium than Macaroon. Almond joy contains 64mg of Calcium, while Macaroon contains 5mg.
  • Macaroon contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Candies, ALMOND JOY Candy Bar and Cookies, coconut macaroon.

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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 +1180%
Contains more Iron +54.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.7%
Contains more Potassium +106.5%
Contains less Sodium -41.1%
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 1.5% 31% 21% 29% 11% 31% 20% 90% 0% 37%
Contains more Calcium +1180%
Contains more Iron +54.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.7%
Contains more Potassium +106.5%
Contains less Sodium -41.1%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 0% 3.8% 0% 0% 5% 14% 4.1% 0% 22% 2.3% 0% 5% 2.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +36.8%
Contains more Fats +19.4%
Contains more Water +40.2%
Contains more Other +39%
Equal in Carbs - 61.22
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% 23% 61% 12% 2%
Protein: 3.02 g
Fats: 22.55 g
Carbs: 61.22 g
Water: 11.5 g
Other: 1.71 g
Contains more Protein +36.8%
Contains more Fats +19.4%
Contains more Water +40.2%
Contains more Other +39%
Equal in Carbs - 61.22

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -12.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +226.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +45.7%
73% 22% 5%
Saturated Fat: 17.59 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.26 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.18 g
89% 7% 4%
Saturated Fat: 20.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.81 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -12.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +226.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +45.7%

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 Macaroon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Almond joy Macaroon Opinion
Net carbs 54.51g 56.12g Macaroon
Protein 4.13g 3.02g Almond joy
Fats 26.93g 22.55g Almond joy
Carbs 59.51g 61.22g Macaroon
Calories 479kcal 460kcal Almond joy
Sugar 48.34g 45.16g Macaroon
Fiber 5g 5.1g Macaroon
Calcium 64mg 5mg Almond joy
Iron 1.27mg 0.82mg Almond joy
Magnesium 29mg Macaroon
Phosphorus 112mg 68mg Almond joy
Potassium 254mg 123mg Almond joy
Sodium 142mg 241mg Almond joy
Zinc 0.73mg Macaroon
Copper 0.269mg Macaroon
Selenium 6.8µg Macaroon
Vitamin A 42IU 0IU Almond joy
Vitamin E 0.19mg Macaroon
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Almond joy
Vitamin B1 0.02mg Macaroon
Vitamin B2 0.06mg Macaroon
Vitamin B3 0.22mg Macaroon
Vitamin B6 0.096mg Macaroon
Folate 3µg Macaroon
Choline 9.1mg Macaroon
Vitamin K 1.1µg Macaroon
Cholesterol 4mg 0mg Macaroon
Saturated Fat 17.59g 20.099g Almond joy
Monounsaturated Fat 5.26g 1.61g Almond joy
Polyunsaturated fat 1.18g 0.81g Almond joy

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Almond joy Macaroon
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
5%
Macaroon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Almond joy
27%
Macaroon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.18g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Macaroon
Macaroon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Almond joy
Almond joy contains less Sodium (difference - 99mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Almond joy
Almond joy is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.509g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Almond joy
Almond joy is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Macaroon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171847/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.