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Caramel vs. Reese's pieces — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Caramel and Reese's pieces

  • Caramel has more Vitamin B12, and Calcium, however, Reese's pieces are higher in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Folate, and Fiber.
  • Reese's pieces covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 70% more than Caramel.
  • Reese's pieces contain 3 times less Vitamin B12 than Caramel. Caramel contains 0.3µg of Vitamin B12, while Reese's pieces contain 0.11µg.
  • Caramel has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, caramels and Candies, REESE'S PIECES Candy.

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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 +100%
Contains more Selenium +125%
Contains more Iron +250%
Contains more Magnesium +417.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.6%
Contains more Potassium +67.8%
Contains less Sodium -20.8%
Contains more Zinc +161.4%
Contains more Copper +2177.8%
Contains more Manganese +9900%
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 21% 18% 63% 89% 32% 25% 31% 137% 143% 4.4%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Selenium +125%
Contains more Iron +250%
Contains more Magnesium +417.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.6%
Contains more Potassium +67.8%
Contains less Sodium -20.8%
Contains more Zinc +161.4%
Contains more Copper +2177.8%
Contains more Manganese +9900%

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 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3994.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.4%
Contains more Folate +1275%
Contains more Choline +258.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +227.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.61
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% 20% 0% 0% 45% 51% 114% 37% 25% 41% 14% 16% 15%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3994.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.4%
Contains more Folate +1275%
Contains more Choline +258.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +227.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.61

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +28.6%
Contains more Water +750%
Contains more Protein +170.9%
Contains more Fats +205.8%
Equal in Other - 1.91
5% 8% 77% 9% 2%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 8.1 g
Carbs: 77 g
Water: 8.5 g
Other: 1.8 g
12% 25% 60% 2%
Protein: 12.46 g
Fats: 24.77 g
Carbs: 59.86 g
Water: 1 g
Other: 1.91 g
Contains more Carbs +28.6%
Contains more Water +750%
Contains more Protein +170.9%
Contains more Fats +205.8%
Equal in Other - 1.91

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +85%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +189.2%
33% 21% 46%
Saturated Fat: 2.476 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.478 g
72% 20% 8%
Saturated Fat: 16.42 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.46 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.88 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +85%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +189.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Caramel Reese's pieces
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
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caramel Reese's pieces Opinion
Net carbs 77g 56.86g Caramel
Protein 4.6g 12.46g Reese's pieces
Fats 8.1g 24.77g Reese's pieces
Carbs 77g 59.86g Caramel
Calories 382kcal 497kcal Reese's pieces
Sugar 65.5g 53.25g Reese's pieces
Fiber 0g 3g Reese's pieces
Calcium 138mg 69mg Caramel
Iron 0.14mg 0.49mg Reese's pieces
Magnesium 17mg 88mg Reese's pieces
Phosphorus 114mg 207mg Reese's pieces
Potassium 214mg 359mg Reese's pieces
Sodium 245mg 194mg Reese's pieces
Zinc 0.44mg 1.15mg Reese's pieces
Copper 0.018mg 0.41mg Reese's pieces
Manganese 0.011mg 1.1mg Reese's pieces
Selenium 1.8µg 0.8µg Caramel
Vitamin A 42IU 0IU Caramel
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 0µg Caramel
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.99mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Caramel
Vitamin B1 0.103mg 0.18mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B2 0.256mg 0.22mg Caramel
Vitamin B3 0.148mg 6.06mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.61mg Caramel
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.11mg Reese's pieces
Folate 4µg 55µg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.11µg Caramel
Choline 8mg 28.7mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin K 1.8µg 5.9µg Reese's pieces
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 Reese's pieces
Saturated Fat 2.476g 16.42g Caramel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.542g 4.46g Reese's pieces
Polyunsaturated fat 3.478g 1.88g Caramel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Caramel Reese's pieces
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
29%
Reese's pieces
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Caramel
56%
Reese's pieces

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food is cheaper?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.944g)
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. Reese's pieces - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168764/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.