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Caramel vs. Ice cream — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Caramel and Ice cream different?

  • Caramel is higher in Vitamin B1, and Polyunsaturated fat, however, Ice cream is richer in Vitamin A RAE, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Ice cream is 22% higher.
  • Caramel contains 8 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Ice cream. While Caramel contains 3.478g of Polyunsaturated fat, Ice cream contains only 0.452g.
  • Ice cream has less Sugar.

Candies, caramels and Ice creams, vanilla 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 Iron +55.6%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Manganese +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -67.3%
Contains more Zinc +56.8%
Contains more Copper +27.8%
Equal in Calcium - 128
Equal in Phosphorus - 105
Equal in Potassium - 199
Equal in Selenium - 1.8
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 39% 4% 10% 45% 18% 11% 19% 8% 2% 10%
Contains more Iron +55.6%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Manganese +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -67.3%
Contains more Zinc +56.8%
Contains more Copper +27.8%
Equal in Calcium - 128
Equal in Phosphorus - 105
Equal in Potassium - 199
Equal in Selenium - 1.8

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 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Vitamin A +902.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +30%
Contains more Choline +225%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.24
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.581
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 26% 6% 6% 2% 11% 56% 3% 35% 12% 4% 49% 15% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Vitamin A +902.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +30%
Contains more Choline +225%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.24
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.581

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +31.4%
Contains more Carbs +226.3%
Contains more Other +100%
Contains more Fats +35.8%
Contains more Water +617.6%
5% 8% 77% 9% 2%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 8.1 g
Carbs: 77 g
Water: 8.5 g
Other: 1.8 g
4% 11% 24% 61%
Protein: 3.5 g
Fats: 11 g
Carbs: 23.6 g
Water: 61 g
Other: 0.9 g
Contains more Protein +31.4%
Contains more Carbs +226.3%
Contains more Other +100%
Contains more Fats +35.8%
Contains more Water +617.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +669.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +92.5%
33% 21% 46%
Saturated Fat: 2.476 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.478 g
66% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.969 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.452 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +669.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +92.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caramel Ice cream Opinion
Net carbs 77g 22.9g Caramel
Protein 4.6g 3.5g Caramel
Fats 8.1g 11g Ice cream
Carbs 77g 23.6g Caramel
Calories 382kcal 207kcal Caramel
Sugar 65.5g 21.22g Ice cream
Fiber 0g 0.7g Ice cream
Calcium 138mg 128mg Caramel
Iron 0.14mg 0.09mg Caramel
Magnesium 17mg 14mg Caramel
Phosphorus 114mg 105mg Caramel
Potassium 214mg 199mg Caramel
Sodium 245mg 80mg Ice cream
Zinc 0.44mg 0.69mg Ice cream
Copper 0.018mg 0.023mg Ice cream
Manganese 0.011mg 0.008mg Caramel
Selenium 1.8µg 1.8µg
Vitamin A 42IU 421IU Ice cream
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 118µg Ice cream
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.3mg Caramel
Vitamin D 0IU 8IU Ice cream
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Ice cream
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0.6mg Ice cream
Vitamin B1 0.103mg 0.041mg Caramel
Vitamin B2 0.256mg 0.24mg Caramel
Vitamin B3 0.148mg 0.116mg Caramel
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.581mg Caramel
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.048mg Caramel
Folate 4µg 5µg Ice cream
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.39µg Ice cream
Choline 8mg 26mg Ice cream
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0.3µg Caramel
Tryptophan 0.06mg 0.045mg Caramel
Threonine 0.192mg 0.146mg Caramel
Isoleucine 0.258mg 0.195mg Caramel
Leucine 0.417mg 0.316mg Caramel
Lysine 0.338mg 0.258mg Caramel
Methionine 0.107mg 0.081mg Caramel
Phenylalanine 0.205mg 0.157mg Caramel
Valine 0.285mg 0.217mg Caramel
Histidine 0.115mg 0.088mg Caramel
Cholesterol 7mg 44mg Caramel
Saturated Fat 2.476g 6.79g Caramel
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.003g Ice cream
Monounsaturated Fat 1.542g 2.969g Ice cream
Polyunsaturated fat 3.478g 0.452g Caramel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Caramel Ice cream
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
17%
Ice cream
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Caramel
16%
Ice cream

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in Sugar (difference - 44.28g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ice cream
Ice cream contains less Sodium (difference - 165mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Ice cream
Ice cream is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 37mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.314g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Caramel
Caramel 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. Ice cream - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167575/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.