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Baby ruth vs. Aspartame — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Baby ruth and Aspartame different?

  • Baby ruth is higher than Aspartame in Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Iron.
  • Baby ruth covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 61% more than Aspartame.
  • Aspartame is lower in Saturated Fat.

Candies, NESTLE, BABY RUTH Bar and Sweeteners, tabletop, aspartame, EQUAL, packets 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 +∞%
Contains more Iron +1475%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +6125%
Contains more Zinc +7100%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +400%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 24% 31% 41% 22% 30% 20% 75% 46% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 2% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 3%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +1475%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +6125%
Contains more Zinc +7100%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +400%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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 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% 19% 0% 0% 15% 28% 24% 20% 10% 9% 8% 20% 6%
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%
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 Protein +148.8%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +37.5%
Contains more Water +25.2%
5% 22% 65% 7%
Protein: 5.4 g
Fats: 21.6 g
Carbs: 64.8 g
Water: 6.99 g
Other: 1.21 g
2% 89% 9%
Protein: 2.17 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 89.08 g
Water: 8.75 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +148.8%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +37.5%
Contains more Water +25.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Baby ruth Aspartame Opinion
Net carbs 62.8g 89.08g Aspartame
Protein 5.4g 2.17g Baby ruth
Fats 21.6g 0g Baby ruth
Carbs 64.8g 89.08g Aspartame
Calories 459kcal 365kcal Baby ruth
Starch 8.36g Aspartame
Sugar 54g 80.7g Baby ruth
Fiber 2g 0g Baby ruth
Calcium 47mg 0mg Baby ruth
Iron 0.63mg 0.04mg Baby ruth
Magnesium 43mg 0mg Baby ruth
Phosphorus 94mg 0mg Baby ruth
Potassium 249mg 4mg Baby ruth
Sodium 230mg 0mg Aspartame
Zinc 0.72mg 0.01mg Baby ruth
Copper 0.225mg 0mg Baby ruth
Manganese 0.351mg 0mg Baby ruth
Selenium 2.5µg 0.5µg Baby ruth
Vitamin E 0.93mg 0mg Baby ruth
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0mg Baby ruth
Vitamin B2 0.121mg 0mg Baby ruth
Vitamin B3 1.251mg 0mg Baby ruth
Vitamin B5 0.333mg 0mg Baby ruth
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0mg Baby ruth
Folate 12µg 0µg Baby ruth
Vitamin B12 0.06µg 0µg Baby ruth
Choline 34.9mg 0mg Baby ruth
Vitamin K 2.3µg 0µg Baby ruth
Phenylalanine 1.186mg Aspartame
Trans Fat 0.05g Aspartame
Saturated Fat 12.1g 0g Aspartame
Monounsaturated Fat 5.557g 0g Baby ruth
Polyunsaturated fat 2.638g 0g Baby ruth

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Baby ruth Aspartame
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
12%
Baby ruth
0%
Aspartame
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
31%
Baby ruth
0%
Aspartame

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Baby ruth
Baby ruth is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Baby ruth
Baby ruth is lower in Sugar (difference - 26.7g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Baby ruth
Baby ruth is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Aspartame
Aspartame contains less Sodium (difference - 230mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Aspartame
Aspartame is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.1g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Baby ruth - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167582/nutrients
  2. Aspartame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169657/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.