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Candy bar vs. Sugar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Candy bar and Sugar

  • Sugar has less Vitamin B6, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin E , Magnesium, and Folate.
  • Candy bar's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 11769% more.
  • Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Candies, peanut bar and Sugars, granulated.

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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 +7700%
Contains more Iron +1840%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +20250%
Contains more Zinc +39300%
Contains more Copper +10957.1%
Contains more Manganese +30975%
Contains more Selenium +683.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
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 0.3% 1.9% 0% 0% 0.18% 0.13% 0.27% 2.3% 0.52% 3.3%
Contains more Calcium +7700%
Contains more Iron +1840%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +20250%
Contains more Zinc +39300%
Contains more Copper +10957.1%
Contains more Manganese +30975%
Contains more Selenium +683.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%

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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Sugar
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +636.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +636.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +7900%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +110.9%
16% 34% 47% 2%
Protein: 15.5 g
Fats: 33.7 g
Carbs: 47.4 g
Water: 1.6 g
Other: 1.8 g
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 99.98 g
Water: 0.02 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +7900%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +110.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Candy bar Sugar Opinion
Net carbs 43.3g 99.98g Sugar
Protein 15.5g 0g Candy bar
Fats 33.7g 0g Candy bar
Carbs 47.4g 99.98g Sugar
Calories 522kcal 387kcal Candy bar
Sugar 42.22g 99.8g Candy bar
Fiber 4.1g 0g Candy bar
Calcium 78mg 1mg Candy bar
Iron 0.97mg 0.05mg Candy bar
Magnesium 110mg 0mg Candy bar
Phosphorus 308mg 0mg Candy bar
Potassium 407mg 2mg Candy bar
Sodium 156mg 1mg Sugar
Zinc 3.94mg 0.01mg Candy bar
Copper 0.774mg 0.007mg Candy bar
Manganese 1.243mg 0.004mg Candy bar
Selenium 4.7µg 0.6µg Candy bar
Vitamin E 4.1mg 0mg Candy bar
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0mg Candy bar
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.019mg 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 0mg 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 0g Sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 16.721g 0g Candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 10.65g 0g Candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Candy bar Sugar
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%
Sugar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
88%
Candy bar
1%
Sugar

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sugar
Sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 155mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.678g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 57.58g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Candy bar
Candy bar is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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)

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. Sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169655/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.