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Caramel vs. Fudge — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Caramel and Fudge

  • Caramel has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Calcium, and Vitamin B12, however, Fudge has more Copper, Iron, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Fudge is 35% higher.
  • Fudge has 5 times less Sodium than Caramel. Caramel has 245mg of Sodium, while Fudge has 45mg.

Food types used in this article are Candies, caramels and Candies, fudge, chocolate, 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.
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Fudge
Contains more Calcium +181.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.6%
Contains more Potassium +59.7%
Contains more Iron +1164.3%
Contains more Magnesium +111.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.6%
Contains more Zinc +152.3%
Contains more Copper +1727.8%
Contains more Manganese +3736.4%
Contains more Selenium +38.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 42% 6% 13% 49% 19% 32% 12% 6% 2% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 67% 26% 31% 12% 6% 31% 110% 56% 14%
Contains more Calcium +181.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.6%
Contains more Potassium +59.7%
Contains more Iron +1164.3%
Contains more Magnesium +111.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.6%
Contains more Zinc +152.3%
Contains more Copper +1727.8%
Contains more Manganese +3736.4%
Contains more Selenium +38.9%

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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3
Fudge
Contains more Vitamin E +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +296.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +278.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.9%
Contains more Choline +25%
Equal in Folate - 4
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 10% 0% 2% 26% 60% 3% 38% 13% 3% 38% 5% 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 10% 4% 0% 0% 7% 20% 4% 9% 3% 3% 12% 6% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +296.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +278.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.9%
Contains more Choline +25%
Equal in Folate - 4

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Fudge
Contains more Protein +92.5%
Contains more Other +89.5%
Contains more Fats +28.5%
Contains more Water +15.4%
Equal in Carbs - 76.44
5% 8% 77% 9% 2%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 8.1 g
Carbs: 77 g
Water: 8.5 g
Other: 1.8 g
2% 10% 76% 10%
Protein: 2.39 g
Fats: 10.41 g
Carbs: 76.44 g
Water: 9.81 g
Other: 0.95 g
Contains more Protein +92.5%
Contains more Other +89.5%
Contains more Fats +28.5%
Contains more Water +15.4%
Equal in Carbs - 76.44

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Fudge
Contains less Saturated Fat -61.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +832.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +90.9%
33% 21% 46%
Saturated Fat: 2.476 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.478 g
66% 30% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.448 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.943 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.373 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -61.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +832.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +90.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caramel Fudge Opinion
Net carbs 77g 74.74g Caramel
Protein 4.6g 2.39g Caramel
Fats 8.1g 10.41g Fudge
Carbs 77g 76.44g Caramel
Calories 382kcal 411kcal Fudge
Sugar 65.5g 73.12g Caramel
Fiber 0g 1.7g Fudge
Calcium 138mg 49mg Caramel
Iron 0.14mg 1.77mg Fudge
Magnesium 17mg 36mg Fudge
Phosphorus 114mg 71mg Caramel
Potassium 214mg 134mg Caramel
Sodium 245mg 45mg Fudge
Zinc 0.44mg 1.11mg Fudge
Copper 0.018mg 0.329mg Fudge
Manganese 0.011mg 0.422mg Fudge
Selenium 1.8µg 2.5µg Fudge
Vitamin A 42IU 159IU Fudge
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 44µg Fudge
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.18mg Caramel
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Caramel
Vitamin B1 0.103mg 0.026mg Caramel
Vitamin B2 0.256mg 0.085mg Caramel
Vitamin B3 0.148mg 0.176mg Fudge
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.14mg Caramel
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.012mg Caramel
Folate 4µg 4µg
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.09µg Caramel
Choline 8mg 10mg Fudge
Vitamin K 1.8µg 1.4µg 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 14mg Caramel
Trans Fat 0.165g Caramel
Saturated Fat 2.476g 6.448g Caramel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.542g 2.943g Fudge
Polyunsaturated fat 3.478g 0.373g Caramel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Caramel Fudge
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
6%
Fudge
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Caramel
36%
Fudge

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fudge
Fudge contains less Sodium (difference - 200mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fudge
Fudge is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.62g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.972g)
Which food is cheaper?
Caramel
Caramel is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caramel
Caramel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Fudge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167987/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.