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Aspartame vs. Pretzel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Aspartame and Pretzel

  • Pretzel is richer than Aspartame in Iron, Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Copper, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Pretzel is 57% higher.

Food types used in this article are Sweeteners, tabletop, aspartame, EQUAL, packets and Snacks, pretzels, hard, plain, salted.

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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 +11350%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +5475%
Contains more Zinc +10300%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +780%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 1.5% 0% 0% 0.35% 0% 0.27% 0% 0% 2.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8.1% 172% 21% 55% 20% 162% 28% 52% 132% 24%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +11350%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +5475%
Contains more Zinc +10300%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +780%

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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Pretzel
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 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 0% 9.4% 0% 7% 106% 77% 99% 19% 17% 125% 0% 16% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +10.8%
Contains more Water +179.6%
Contains more Protein +362.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Equal in Carbs - 80.39
2% 89% 9%
Protein: 2.17 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 89.08 g
Water: 8.75 g
Other: 0 g
10% 3% 80% 3% 4%
Protein: 10.04 g
Fats: 2.93 g
Carbs: 80.39 g
Water: 3.13 g
Other: 3.51 g
Contains more Carbs +10.8%
Contains more Water +179.6%
Contains more Protein +362.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Equal in Carbs - 80.39

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +768.2%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
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
97%
Starch: 72.58 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0.69 g
Fructose: 0.31 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 1.11 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +768.2%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
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 Pretzel
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Aspartame Pretzel Opinion
Net carbs 89.08g 76.99g Aspartame
Protein 2.17g 10.04g Pretzel
Fats 0g 2.93g Pretzel
Carbs 89.08g 80.39g Aspartame
Calories 365kcal 384kcal Pretzel
Starch 8.36g 72.58g Pretzel
Fructose 0.31g Pretzel
Sugar 80.7g 2.21g Pretzel
Fiber 0g 3.4g Pretzel
Calcium 0mg 27mg Pretzel
Iron 0.04mg 4.58mg Pretzel
Magnesium 0mg 29mg Pretzel
Phosphorus 0mg 128mg Pretzel
Potassium 4mg 223mg Pretzel
Sodium 0mg 1240mg Aspartame
Zinc 0.01mg 1.04mg Pretzel
Copper 0mg 0.156mg Pretzel
Manganese 0mg 1.015mg Pretzel
Selenium 0.5µg 4.4µg Pretzel
Vitamin E 0mg 0.47mg Pretzel
Vitamin C 0mg 2.1mg Pretzel
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.424mg Pretzel
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.332mg Pretzel
Vitamin B3 0mg 5.27mg Pretzel
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.322mg Pretzel
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.074mg Pretzel
Folate 0µg 166µg Pretzel
Choline 0mg 29.5mg Pretzel
Vitamin K 0µg 2.8µg Pretzel
Tryptophan 0mg 0.097mg Pretzel
Threonine 0mg 0.25mg Pretzel
Isoleucine 0mg 0.407mg Pretzel
Leucine 0mg 0.757mg Pretzel
Lysine 0mg 0.257mg Pretzel
Methionine 0mg 0.177mg Pretzel
Phenylalanine 1.186mg 0.52mg Aspartame
Valine 0mg 0.48mg Pretzel
Histidine 0mg 0.22mg Pretzel
Trans Fat 0.004g Aspartame
Saturated Fat 0g 0.391g Aspartame
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.727g Pretzel
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 1.291g Pretzel
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.223g Pretzel
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Pretzel
Omega-3 - ALA 0.063g Pretzel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Aspartame Pretzel
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
37%
Pretzel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Aspartame
67%
Pretzel

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pretzel
Pretzel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Sugar (difference - 78.49g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pretzel
Pretzel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Aspartame
Aspartame contains less Sodium (difference - 1240mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Aspartame
Aspartame is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.391g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Aspartame
Aspartame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 83)
Which food is cheaper?
Aspartame
Aspartame is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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. Aspartame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169657/nutrients
  2. Pretzel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167555/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.