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Caramel vs. Candy bar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Caramel and Candy bar

  • Caramel contains less Vitamin B6, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Phosphorus, Vitamin E , Magnesium, Folate, and Fiber than Candy bar.
  • Candy bar's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 11765% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Candies, caramels and Candies, peanut bar.

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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 +76.9%
Contains more Iron +592.9%
Contains more Magnesium +547.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.2%
Contains more Potassium +90.2%
Contains less Sodium -36.3%
Contains more Zinc +795.5%
Contains more Copper +4200%
Contains more Manganese +11200%
Contains more Selenium +161.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 41% 5.3% 12% 49% 19% 32% 12% 6% 1.4% 9.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 36% 79% 132% 36% 20% 107% 258% 162% 26%
Contains more Calcium +76.9%
Contains more Iron +592.9%
Contains more Magnesium +547.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.2%
Contains more Potassium +90.2%
Contains less Sodium -36.3%
Contains more Zinc +795.5%
Contains more Copper +4200%
Contains more Manganese +11200%
Contains more Selenium +161.1%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +791.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5252.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +273114.3%
Contains more Folate +1775%
Contains more Choline +267.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2.5% 9.2% 0% 1.3% 26% 59% 2.8% 37% 13% 3% 38% 4.4% 4.5%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +791.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5252.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +273114.3%
Contains more Folate +1775%
Contains more Choline +267.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +62.4%
Contains more Water +431.3%
Contains more Protein +237%
Contains more Fats +316%
Equal in Other - 1.8
5% 8% 77% 9% 2%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 8.1 g
Carbs: 77 g
Water: 8.5 g
Other: 1.8 g
16% 34% 47% 2%
Protein: 15.5 g
Fats: 33.7 g
Carbs: 47.4 g
Water: 1.6 g
Other: 1.8 g
Contains more Carbs +62.4%
Contains more Water +431.3%
Contains more Protein +237%
Contains more Fats +316%
Equal in Other - 1.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +984.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +206.2%
33% 21% 46%
Saturated Fat: 2.476 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.478 g
15% 52% 33%
Saturated Fat: 4.678 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 16.721 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 10.65 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +984.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +206.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caramel Candy bar Opinion
Net carbs 77g 43.3g Caramel
Protein 4.6g 15.5g Candy bar
Fats 8.1g 33.7g Candy bar
Carbs 77g 47.4g Caramel
Calories 382kcal 522kcal Candy bar
Sugar 65.5g 42.22g Candy bar
Fiber 0g 4.1g Candy bar
Calcium 138mg 78mg Caramel
Iron 0.14mg 0.97mg Candy bar
Magnesium 17mg 110mg Candy bar
Phosphorus 114mg 308mg Candy bar
Potassium 214mg 407mg Candy bar
Sodium 245mg 156mg Candy bar
Zinc 0.44mg 3.94mg Candy bar
Copper 0.018mg 0.774mg Candy bar
Manganese 0.011mg 1.243mg Candy bar
Selenium 1.8µg 4.7µg Candy bar
Vitamin A 42IU 0IU Caramel
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 0µg Caramel
Vitamin E 0.46mg 4.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Caramel
Vitamin B1 0.103mg 0.1mg Caramel
Vitamin B2 0.256mg 0.14mg Caramel
Vitamin B3 0.148mg 7.922mg Candy bar
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.83mg Candy bar
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 153mg Candy bar
Folate 4µg 75µg Candy bar
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0µg Caramel
Choline 8mg 29.4mg Candy bar
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0µg Caramel
Tryptophan 0.06mg 0.149mg Candy bar
Threonine 0.192mg 0.52mg Candy bar
Isoleucine 0.258mg 0.534mg Candy bar
Leucine 0.417mg 0.986mg Candy bar
Lysine 0.338mg 0.545mg Candy bar
Methionine 0.107mg 0.185mg Candy bar
Phenylalanine 0.205mg 0.787mg Candy bar
Valine 0.285mg 0.638mg Candy bar
Histidine 0.115mg 0.385mg Candy bar
Cholesterol 7mg 0mg Candy bar
Saturated Fat 2.476g 4.678g Caramel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.542g 16.721g Candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 3.478g 10.65g Candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Caramel 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
15%
Caramel
2748%
Candy bar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Caramel
88%
Candy bar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.202g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 23.28g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Candy bar
Candy bar contains less Sodium (difference - 89mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
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 - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Candy bar
Candy bar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Caramel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167974/nutrients
  2. Candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169585/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.