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Candy bar vs. Mounds candy bar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Candy bar and Mounds candy bar different?

  • Candy bar is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin E , Zinc, Folate, and Magnesium, however, Mounds candy bar is richer in Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Candy bar is 11762% higher.
  • Candy bar contains 29 times more Vitamin B3 than Mounds candy bar. While Candy bar contains 7.922mg of Vitamin B3, Mounds candy bar contains only 0.277mg.
  • Candy bar has less Saturated Fat.

Candies, peanut bar and Candies, MOUNDS Candy Bar are the varieties 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 +271.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +238.5%
Contains more Potassium +26.8%
Contains more Zinc +258.2%
Contains more Copper +93.5%
Contains more Manganese +31.1%
Contains more Iron +115.5%
Contains more Selenium +40.4%
Equal in Sodium - 145
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 36% 79% 132% 36% 20% 107% 258% 162% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6.3% 78% 39% 39% 28% 19% 30% 133% 124% 36%
Contains more Calcium +271.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +238.5%
Contains more Potassium +26.8%
Contains more Zinc +258.2%
Contains more Copper +93.5%
Contains more Manganese +31.1%
Contains more Iron +115.5%
Contains more Selenium +40.4%
Equal in Sodium - 145

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 +2057.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2759.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +238.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169900%
Contains more Folate +1150%
Contains more Choline +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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% 82% 0% 0% 25% 32% 149% 50% 35308% 56% 0% 16% 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% 3.8% 0% 1.3% 12% 13% 5.2% 15% 21% 4.5% 0% 6.4% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +2057.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2759.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +238.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169900%
Contains more Folate +1150%
Contains more Choline +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +237%
Contains more Fats +26.7%
Contains more Other +55.2%
Contains more Carbs +23.6%
Contains more Water +465.6%
16% 34% 47% 2%
Protein: 15.5 g
Fats: 33.7 g
Carbs: 47.4 g
Water: 1.6 g
Other: 1.8 g
5% 27% 59% 9%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 26.6 g
Carbs: 58.59 g
Water: 9.05 g
Other: 1.16 g
Contains more Protein +237%
Contains more Fats +26.7%
Contains more Other +55.2%
Contains more Carbs +23.6%
Contains more Water +465.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4187.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +7507.1%
15% 52% 33%
Saturated Fat: 4.678 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 16.721 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 10.65 g
97% 2%
Saturated Fat: 20.58 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.39 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.14 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4187.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +7507.1%

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 Mounds candy bar
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Candy bar Mounds candy bar Opinion
Net carbs 43.3g 54.89g Mounds candy bar
Protein 15.5g 4.6g Candy bar
Fats 33.7g 26.6g Candy bar
Carbs 47.4g 58.59g Mounds candy bar
Calories 522kcal 486kcal Candy bar
Sugar 42.22g 46.19g Candy bar
Fiber 4.1g 3.7g Candy bar
Calcium 78mg 21mg Candy bar
Iron 0.97mg 2.09mg Mounds candy bar
Magnesium 110mg 55mg Candy bar
Phosphorus 308mg 91mg Candy bar
Potassium 407mg 321mg Candy bar
Sodium 156mg 145mg Mounds candy bar
Zinc 3.94mg 1.1mg Candy bar
Copper 0.774mg 0.4mg Candy bar
Manganese 1.243mg 0.948mg Candy bar
Selenium 4.7µg 6.6µg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin E 4.1mg 0.19mg Candy bar
Vitamin C 0mg 0.4mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.049mg Candy bar
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.058mg Candy bar
Vitamin B3 7.922mg 0.277mg Candy bar
Vitamin B5 0.83mg 0.245mg Candy bar
Vitamin B6 153mg 0.09mg Candy bar
Folate 75µg 6µg Candy bar
Choline 29.4mg 11.8mg Candy bar
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Mounds 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
Cholesterol 0mg 2mg Candy bar
Saturated Fat 4.678g 20.58g Candy bar
Monounsaturated Fat 16.721g 0.39g Candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 10.65g 0.14g Candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Candy bar Mounds candy bar
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
7%
Mounds candy bar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
88%
Candy bar
53%
Mounds candy bar

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.97g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.902g)
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 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. Mounds candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168759/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.