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Caramel vs. Fondant icing — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Caramel and Fondant icing

  • Fondant icing has less Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Potassium than Caramel.
  • Caramel covers your daily need of Vitamin B2 18% more than Fondant icing.
  • Fondant icing has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Candies, caramels and Candies, fondant, prepared-from-recipe.

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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 +4500%
Contains more Iron +1300%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +5250%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Copper +500%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
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 0.9% 0.38% 0% 0% 0.35% 1.4% 1.1% 1% 0% 3.3%
Contains more Calcium +4500%
Contains more Iron +1300%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +5250%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Copper +500%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%

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.
Caramel
12
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1960%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
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 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% 0% 0% 0% 1.3% 3.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1960%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +40400%
Contains more Water +26.1%
Contains more Other +2900%
Contains more Carbs +21%
5% 8% 77% 9% 2%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 8.1 g
Carbs: 77 g
Water: 8.5 g
Other: 1.8 g
93% 7%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.02 g
Carbs: 93.18 g
Water: 6.74 g
Other: 0.06 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +40400%
Contains more Water +26.1%
Contains more Other +2900%
Contains more Carbs +21%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caramel Fondant icing Opinion
Net carbs 77g 93.18g Fondant icing
Protein 4.6g 0g Caramel
Fats 8.1g 0.02g Caramel
Carbs 77g 93.18g Fondant icing
Calories 382kcal 373kcal Caramel
Sugar 65.5g 88.9g Caramel
Calcium 138mg 3mg Caramel
Iron 0.14mg 0.01mg Caramel
Magnesium 17mg 0mg Caramel
Phosphorus 114mg 0mg Caramel
Potassium 214mg 4mg Caramel
Sodium 245mg 11mg Fondant icing
Zinc 0.44mg 0.04mg Caramel
Copper 0.018mg 0.003mg Caramel
Manganese 0.011mg 0mg Caramel
Selenium 1.8µg 0.6µg Caramel
Vitamin A 42IU 0IU Caramel
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 0µg Caramel
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0mg Caramel
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Caramel
Vitamin B1 0.103mg 0.005mg Caramel
Vitamin B2 0.256mg 0.016mg Caramel
Vitamin B3 0.148mg 0mg Caramel
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0mg Caramel
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0mg Caramel
Folate 4µg 0µg Caramel
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0µg Caramel
Choline 8mg 0mg Caramel
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0µg 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 7mg 0mg Fondant icing
Saturated Fat 2.476g 0g Fondant icing
Monounsaturated Fat 1.542g 0g Caramel
Polyunsaturated fat 3.478g 0g Caramel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Caramel Fondant icing
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
0%
Fondant icing
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Caramel
1%
Fondant icing

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing contains less Sodium (difference - 234mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.476g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Sugar (difference - 23.4g)
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

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. Fondant icing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167986/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.