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Aspartame vs. Kit Kat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Aspartame and Kit Kat?

  • Kit Kat has more Copper, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium than Aspartame.
  • Kit Kat's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 90% higher.

We used Sweeteners, tabletop, aspartame, EQUAL, packets and Candies, KIT KAT Wafer Bar types in this comparison.

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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 less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +2400%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +5675%
Contains more Zinc +800%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +900%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 2% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 38% 38% 27% 58% 21% 8% 3% 74% 14% 28%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +2400%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +5675%
Contains more Zinc +800%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +900%

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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Kit Kat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 5% 7% 0% 0% 30% 49% 10% 39% 5% 11% 70% 17% 14%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +37.9%
Contains more Water +436.8%
Contains more Protein +200%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
2% 89% 9%
Protein: 2.17 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 89.08 g
Water: 8.75 g
Other: 0 g
7% 26% 65%
Protein: 6.51 g
Fats: 25.99 g
Carbs: 64.59 g
Water: 1.63 g
Other: 1.28 g
Contains more Carbs +37.9%
Contains more Water +436.8%
Contains more Protein +200%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +26.8%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
100%
Starch: 8.36 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
18% 68% 14%
Starch: 10.6 g
Sucrose: 40.04 g
Glucose: 0.16 g
Fructose: 0.2 g
Lactose: 8.21 g
Maltose: 0.07 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +26.8%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Aspartame Kit Kat Opinion
Net carbs 89.08g 63.59g Aspartame
Protein 2.17g 6.51g Kit Kat
Fats 0g 25.99g Kit Kat
Carbs 89.08g 64.59g Aspartame
Calories 365kcal 518kcal Kit Kat
Starch 8.36g 10.6g Kit Kat
Fructose 0.2g Kit Kat
Sugar 80.7g 48.68g Kit Kat
Fiber 0g 1g Kit Kat
Calcium 0mg 125mg Kit Kat
Iron 0.04mg 1mg Kit Kat
Magnesium 0mg 37mg Kit Kat
Phosphorus 0mg 135mg Kit Kat
Potassium 4mg 231mg Kit Kat
Sodium 0mg 54mg Aspartame
Zinc 0.01mg 0.09mg Kit Kat
Copper 0mg 0.22mg Kit Kat
Manganese 0mg 0.1mg Kit Kat
Selenium 0.5µg 5µg Kit Kat
Vitamin A 0IU 81IU Kit Kat
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 24µg Kit Kat
Vitamin E 0mg 0.34mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.117mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.21mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.5mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.64mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.02mg Kit Kat
Folate 0µg 14µg Kit Kat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.56µg Kit Kat
Choline 0mg 31mg Kit Kat
Vitamin K 0µg 5.2µg Kit Kat
Tryptophan 0mg 0.09mg Kit Kat
Threonine 0mg 0.19mg Kit Kat
Isoleucine 0mg 0.28mg Kit Kat
Leucine 0mg 0.52mg Kit Kat
Lysine 0mg 0.28mg Kit Kat
Methionine 0mg 0.16mg Kit Kat
Phenylalanine 1.186mg 0.27mg Aspartame
Valine 0mg 0.36mg Kit Kat
Histidine 0mg 0.11mg Kit Kat
Cholesterol 0mg 11mg Aspartame
Trans Fat 0.099g Aspartame
Saturated Fat 0g 17.953g Aspartame
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 5.844g Kit Kat
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.895g Kit Kat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.075g Kit Kat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Aspartame Kit Kat
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%
Aspartame
19%
Kit Kat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Aspartame
30%
Kit Kat

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Kit Kat
Kit Kat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kit Kat
Kit Kat is lower in Sugar (difference - 32.02g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kit Kat
Kit Kat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Aspartame
Aspartame contains less Sodium (difference - 54mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Aspartame
Aspartame is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Aspartame
Aspartame is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 17.953g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Aspartame
Aspartame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Aspartame
Aspartame is cheaper (difference - $3)

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. Aspartame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169657/nutrients
  2. Kit Kat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167992/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.