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Candy bar vs. Flan — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Candy bar and Flan

  • Candy bar is richer in Vitamin B6, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Zinc, Magnesium, Folate, and Vitamin B5, yet Flan is richer in Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Candy bar is 11769% higher.

Food types used in this article are Candies, peanut bar and Flan, caramel custard, dry mix.

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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.
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Flan
Contains more Calcium +225%
Contains more Iron +1112.5%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +30700%
Contains more Potassium +166%
Contains less Sodium -63.9%
Contains more Zinc +9750%
Contains more Copper +5060%
Contains more Manganese +17657.1%
Contains more Selenium +353.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 37% 79% 132% 36% 21% 108% 258% 163% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 3% 0% 1% 14% 57% 2% 5% 1% 117%
Contains more Calcium +225%
Contains more Iron +1112.5%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +30700%
Contains more Potassium +166%
Contains less Sodium -63.9%
Contains more Zinc +9750%
Contains more Copper +5060%
Contains more Manganese +17657.1%
Contains more Selenium +353.2%

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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Flan
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 82% 0% 0% 25% 33% 149% 50% 35308% 57% 0% 17% 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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Flan
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +200%
Contains more Carbs +93.2%
Contains more Water +387.5%
16% 34% 47% 2%
Protein: 15.5 g
Fats: 33.7 g
Carbs: 47.4 g
Water: 1.6 g
Other: 1.8 g
92% 8%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 91.6 g
Water: 7.8 g
Other: 0.6 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +200%
Contains more Carbs +93.2%
Contains more Water +387.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Candy bar Flan Opinion
Net carbs 43.3g 91.6g Flan
Protein 15.5g 0g Candy bar
Fats 33.7g 0g Candy bar
Carbs 47.4g 91.6g Flan
Calories 522kcal 348kcal Candy bar
Sugar 42.22g Flan
Fiber 4.1g 0g Candy bar
Calcium 78mg 24mg Candy bar
Iron 0.97mg 0.08mg Candy bar
Magnesium 110mg 0mg Candy bar
Phosphorus 308mg 1mg Candy bar
Potassium 407mg 153mg Candy bar
Sodium 156mg 432mg Candy bar
Zinc 3.94mg 0.04mg Candy bar
Copper 0.774mg 0.015mg Candy bar
Manganese 1.243mg 0.007mg Candy bar
Selenium 4.7µg 21.3µg Flan
Vitamin E 4.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0mg Candy bar
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0mg Candy bar
Vitamin B3 7.922mg 0mg Candy bar
Vitamin B5 0.83mg 0mg Candy bar
Vitamin B6 153mg 0mg Candy bar
Folate 75µg 0µg Candy bar
Choline 29.4mg Candy bar
Tryptophan 0.149mg Candy bar
Threonine 0.52mg Candy bar
Isoleucine 0.534mg Candy bar
Leucine 0.986mg Candy bar
Lysine 0.545mg Candy bar
Methionine 0.185mg Candy bar
Phenylalanine 0.787mg Candy bar
Valine 0.638mg Candy bar
Histidine 0.385mg Candy bar
Saturated Fat 4.678g Flan
Monounsaturated Fat 16.721g Candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 10.65g Candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Candy bar Flan
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
2748%
Candy bar
0%
Flan
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
88%
Candy bar
20%
Flan

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flan
Flan is lower in Sugar (difference - 42.22g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flan
Flan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.678g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Candy bar
Candy bar contains less Sodium (difference - 276mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Candy bar
Candy bar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Candy bar
Candy bar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169585/nutrients
  2. Flan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169602/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.