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Caramel vs. M&Ms Peanut — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Caramel and M&Ms Peanut

  • Caramel contains less Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin E , Fiber, Iron, Folate, Magnesium, and Zinc than M&Ms Peanut.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from M&Ms Peanut is 54% higher.
  • Caramel is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Candies, caramels and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candies.

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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 +35.3%
Contains more Iron +728.6%
Contains more Magnesium +305.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +62.1%
Contains less Sodium -79.6%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Copper +2705.6%
Contains more Manganese +5936.4%
Contains more Selenium +127.8%
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 31% 44% 50% 82% 31% 7% 48% 169% 87% 23%
Contains more Calcium +35.3%
Contains more Iron +728.6%
Contains more Magnesium +305.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +62.1%
Contains less Sodium -79.6%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Copper +2705.6%
Contains more Manganese +5936.4%
Contains more Selenium +127.8%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +519.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2171.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.7%
Contains more Folate +1275%
Contains more Choline +366.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.627
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.32
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 5% 57% 0% 0% 16% 25% 64% 38% 21% 42% 40% 21% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +519.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2171.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.7%
Contains more Folate +1275%
Contains more Choline +366.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.627
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.32

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +27.3%
Contains more Water +242.7%
Contains more Other +34.3%
Contains more Protein +108%
Contains more Fats +222.6%
5% 8% 77% 9% 2%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 8.1 g
Carbs: 77 g
Water: 8.5 g
Other: 1.8 g
10% 26% 60% 2%
Protein: 9.57 g
Fats: 26.13 g
Carbs: 60.48 g
Water: 2.48 g
Other: 1.34 g
Contains more Carbs +27.3%
Contains more Water +242.7%
Contains more Other +34.3%
Contains more Protein +108%
Contains more Fats +222.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +424.4%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 3.456
33% 21% 46%
Saturated Fat: 2.476 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.478 g
47% 37% 16%
Saturated Fat: 10.169 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.086 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.456 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +424.4%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 3.456

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caramel M&Ms Peanut Opinion
Net carbs 77g 56.78g Caramel
Protein 4.6g 9.57g M&Ms Peanut
Fats 8.1g 26.13g M&Ms Peanut
Carbs 77g 60.48g Caramel
Calories 382kcal 515kcal M&Ms Peanut
Sugar 65.5g 50.75g M&Ms Peanut
Fiber 0g 3.7g M&Ms Peanut
Calcium 138mg 102mg Caramel
Iron 0.14mg 1.16mg M&Ms Peanut
Magnesium 17mg 69mg M&Ms Peanut
Phosphorus 114mg 190mg M&Ms Peanut
Potassium 214mg 347mg M&Ms Peanut
Sodium 245mg 50mg M&Ms Peanut
Zinc 0.44mg 1.76mg M&Ms Peanut
Copper 0.018mg 0.505mg M&Ms Peanut
Manganese 0.011mg 0.664mg M&Ms Peanut
Selenium 1.8µg 4.1µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin A 42IU 74IU M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 22µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin E 0.46mg 2.85mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Caramel
Vitamin B1 0.103mg 0.063mg Caramel
Vitamin B2 0.256mg 0.106mg Caramel
Vitamin B3 0.148mg 3.362mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.627mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.09mg M&Ms Peanut
Folate 4µg 55µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.32µg M&Ms Peanut
Choline 8mg 37.3mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin K 1.8µg 3µg M&Ms Peanut
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 8mg Caramel
Trans Fat 0.328g Caramel
Saturated Fat 2.476g 10.169g Caramel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.542g 8.086g M&Ms Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 3.478g 3.456g Caramel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Caramel M&Ms Peanut
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
26%
M&Ms Peanut
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Caramel
57%
M&Ms Peanut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.75g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut contains less Sodium (difference - 195mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.693g)

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. M&Ms Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169582/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.