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Banana pudding vs. Mars — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Banana pudding and Mars

  • The amount of Iron, and Fiber in Mars is higher than in Banana pudding.
  • Mars covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 53% more than Banana pudding.
  • Banana pudding contains 2 times more Sodium than Mars. While Banana pudding contains 296mg of Sodium, Mars contains only 136mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Puddings, banana, dry mix, instant, prepared with 2% milk and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies.

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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 +13.3%
Contains more Iron +1333.3%
Contains less Sodium -54.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 2.3% 8.6% 93% 12% 39% 9% 3.3% 0.39% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 32% 0% 0% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Iron +1333.3%
Contains less Sodium -54.1%

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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Mars
Contains more Vitamin C +60%
Equal in Vitamin A - 167
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 0% 24% 2.7% 8.3% 32% 1.4% 16% 8.3% 3% 38% 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 10% 0% 0% 1.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +60%
Equal in Vitamin A - 167

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +4283.5%
Contains more Protein +55.1%
Contains more Fats +1036.5%
Contains more Carbs +266.8%
Contains more Other +79.7%
3% 2% 20% 75%
Protein: 2.76 g
Fats: 1.7 g
Carbs: 19.74 g
Water: 74.52 g
Other: 1.28 g
4% 19% 72% 2% 2%
Protein: 4.28 g
Fats: 19.32 g
Carbs: 72.4 g
Water: 1.7 g
Other: 2.3 g
Contains more Water +4283.5%
Contains more Protein +55.1%
Contains more Fats +1036.5%
Contains more Carbs +266.8%
Contains more Other +79.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.7%
63% 30% 8%
Saturated Fat: 0.971 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.46 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.118 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana pudding Mars Opinion
Net carbs 19.74g 70.4g Mars
Protein 2.76g 4.28g Mars
Fats 1.7g 19.32g Mars
Carbs 19.74g 72.4g Mars
Calories 105kcal 475kcal Mars
Sugar 58.94g Banana pudding
Fiber 0g 2g Mars
Calcium 102mg 90mg Banana pudding
Iron 0.06mg 0.86mg Mars
Magnesium 12mg Banana pudding
Phosphorus 216mg Banana pudding
Potassium 131mg Banana pudding
Sodium 296mg 136mg Mars
Zinc 0.33mg Banana pudding
Copper 0.01mg Banana pudding
Manganese 0.003mg Banana pudding
Selenium 2µg Banana pudding
Vitamin A 170IU 167IU Banana pudding
Vitamin A RAE 46µg Banana pudding
Vitamin D 33IU Banana pudding
Vitamin D 0.8µg Banana pudding
Vitamin C 0.8mg 0.5mg Banana pudding
Vitamin B1 0.033mg Banana pudding
Vitamin B2 0.137mg Banana pudding
Vitamin B3 0.072mg Banana pudding
Vitamin B5 0.267mg Banana pudding
Vitamin B6 0.036mg Banana pudding
Folate 4µg Banana pudding
Vitamin B12 0.3µg Banana pudding
Tryptophan 0.039mg Banana pudding
Threonine 0.125mg Banana pudding
Isoleucine 0.167mg Banana pudding
Leucine 0.271mg Banana pudding
Lysine 0.219mg Banana pudding
Methionine 0.07mg Banana pudding
Phenylalanine 0.134mg Banana pudding
Valine 0.185mg Banana pudding
Histidine 0.075mg Banana pudding
Cholesterol 6mg 12mg Banana pudding
Trans Fat 0.131g Banana pudding
Saturated Fat 0.971g 11.651g Banana pudding
Monounsaturated Fat 0.46g Banana pudding
Polyunsaturated fat 0.118g Banana pudding

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Banana pudding Mars
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
11%
Banana pudding
1%
Mars
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Banana pudding
8%
Mars

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mars
Mars contains less Sodium (difference - 160mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Banana pudding
Banana pudding is lower in Sugar (difference - 58.94g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Banana pudding
Banana pudding is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Banana pudding
Banana pudding is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.68g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana pudding
Banana pudding is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana pudding
Banana pudding is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana pudding
Banana pudding is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana pudding
Banana pudding is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Banana pudding - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167588/nutrients
  2. Mars - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168814/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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