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Butterscotch vs. Caramel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Butterscotch and Caramel

  • Butterscotch contains less Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Potassium than Caramel.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 from Caramel is 18% higher.
  • Caramel has 2 times less Sodium than Butterscotch. Butterscotch has 391mg of Sodium, while Caramel has 245mg.

Food types used in this article are Candies, butterscotch and Candies, caramels.

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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 +3350%
Contains more Iron +1300%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +11300%
Contains more Potassium +7033.3%
Contains less Sodium -37.3%
Contains more Zinc +388.9%
Contains more Copper +1700%
Contains more Manganese +1000%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 1% 0% 1% 1% 51% 3% 1% 1% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 42% 6% 13% 49% 19% 32% 12% 6% 2% 10%
Contains more Calcium +3350%
Contains more Iron +1300%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +11300%
Contains more Potassium +7033.3%
Contains less Sodium -37.3%
Contains more Zinc +388.9%
Contains more Copper +1700%
Contains more Manganese +1000%
Contains more Selenium +200%

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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Caramel
Contains more Vitamin A +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +411.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +758.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +900%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 2% 0% 0% 3% 4% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 10% 0% 2% 26% 60% 3% 38% 13% 3% 38% 5% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +411.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +758.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +900%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +17.4%
Contains more Protein +15233.3%
Contains more Fats +145.5%
Contains more Water +61.9%
Contains more Other +76.5%
3% 90% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.3 g
Carbs: 90.4 g
Water: 5.25 g
Other: 1.02 g
5% 8% 77% 9% 2%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 8.1 g
Carbs: 77 g
Water: 8.5 g
Other: 1.8 g
Contains more Carbs +17.4%
Contains more Protein +15233.3%
Contains more Fats +145.5%
Contains more Water +61.9%
Contains more Other +76.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +82.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2750.8%
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.065 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.845 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.122 g
33% 21% 46%
Saturated Fat: 2.476 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.478 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +82.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2750.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterscotch Caramel Opinion
Net carbs 90.4g 77g Butterscotch
Protein 0.03g 4.6g Caramel
Fats 3.3g 8.1g Caramel
Carbs 90.4g 77g Butterscotch
Calories 391kcal 382kcal Butterscotch
Sugar 80.46g 65.5g Caramel
Calcium 4mg 138mg Caramel
Iron 0.01mg 0.14mg Caramel
Magnesium 0mg 17mg Caramel
Phosphorus 1mg 114mg Caramel
Potassium 3mg 214mg Caramel
Sodium 391mg 245mg Caramel
Zinc 0.09mg 0.44mg Caramel
Copper 0.001mg 0.018mg Caramel
Manganese 0.001mg 0.011mg Caramel
Selenium 0.6µg 1.8µg Caramel
Vitamin A 100IU 42IU Butterscotch
Vitamin A RAE 28µg 12µg Butterscotch
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.46mg Caramel
Vitamin C 0mg 0.4mg Caramel
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.103mg Caramel
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.256mg Caramel
Vitamin B3 0.002mg 0.148mg Caramel
Vitamin B5 0.004mg 0.62mg Caramel
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.056mg Caramel
Folate 0µg 4µg Caramel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.3µg Caramel
Choline 0.8mg 8mg Caramel
Vitamin K 0.3µg 1.8µg Caramel
Tryptophan 0.06mg Caramel
Threonine 0.192mg Caramel
Isoleucine 0.258mg Caramel
Leucine 0.417mg Caramel
Lysine 0.338mg Caramel
Methionine 0.107mg Caramel
Phenylalanine 0.205mg Caramel
Valine 0.285mg Caramel
Histidine 0.115mg Caramel
Cholesterol 9mg 7mg Caramel
Saturated Fat 2.065g 2.476g Butterscotch
Monounsaturated Fat 0.845g 1.542g Caramel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.122g 3.478g Caramel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Butterscotch Caramel
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
1%
Butterscotch
15%
Caramel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Butterscotch
19%
Caramel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Caramel
Caramel contains less Sodium (difference - 146mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Caramel
Caramel is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Caramel
Caramel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caramel
Caramel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterscotch
Butterscotch is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.411g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butterscotch
Butterscotch is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)

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. Butterscotch - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167972/nutrients
  2. Caramel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167974/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.