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Carob vs. Almond joy — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Carob and Almond joy?

  • Carob is richer in Calcium, and Potassium, yet Almond joy is richer in Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Carob's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 57% higher.
  • Carob has 5 times more Calcium than Almond joy. Carob has 303mg of Calcium, while Almond joy has 64mg.
  • Almond joy contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Candies, carob, unsweetened and Candies, ALMOND JOY Candy Bar types in this comparison.

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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.
Carob
10
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Contains more Calcium +373.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +149.2%
Contains less Sodium -24.6%
Equal in Iron - 1.27
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 91% 49% 26% 54% 56% 14% 97% 61% 19% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 48% 0% 48% 23% 19% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +373.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +149.2%
Contains less Sodium -24.6%
Equal in Iron - 1.27

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.
Carob
11
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Contains more Vitamin A +320%
Contains more Vitamin C +40%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 32% 0% 2% 25% 42% 20% 45% 30% 16% 35% 11% 20%
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% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +320%
Contains more Vitamin C +40%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +97.3%
Contains more Fats +16.5%
Contains more Other +116.3%
Contains more Water +432.5%
Equal in Carbs - 59.51
8% 31% 56% 3%
Protein: 8.15 g
Fats: 31.36 g
Carbs: 56.29 g
Water: 1.54 g
Other: 2.66 g
4% 27% 60% 8%
Protein: 4.13 g
Fats: 26.93 g
Carbs: 59.51 g
Water: 8.2 g
Other: 1.23 g
Contains more Protein +97.3%
Contains more Fats +16.5%
Contains more Other +116.3%
Contains more Water +432.5%
Equal in Carbs - 59.51

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -39.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +989%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +300%
97%
Saturated Fat: 29.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.483 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.295 g
73% 22% 5%
Saturated Fat: 17.59 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.26 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.18 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -39.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +989%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +300%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carob Almond joy Opinion
Net carbs 52.49g 54.51g Almond joy
Protein 8.15g 4.13g Carob
Fats 31.36g 26.93g Carob
Carbs 56.29g 59.51g Almond joy
Calories 540kcal 479kcal Carob
Sugar 34.11g 48.34g Carob
Fiber 3.8g 5g Almond joy
Calcium 303mg 64mg Carob
Iron 1.29mg 1.27mg Carob
Magnesium 36mg Carob
Phosphorus 126mg 112mg Carob
Potassium 633mg 254mg Carob
Sodium 107mg 142mg Carob
Zinc 3.53mg Carob
Copper 0.183mg Carob
Manganese 0.14mg Carob
Selenium 5.2µg Carob
Vitamin A 10IU 42IU Almond joy
Vitamin A RAE 1µg Carob
Vitamin E 1.57mg Carob
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0.7mg Almond joy
Vitamin B1 0.1mg Carob
Vitamin B2 0.178mg Carob
Vitamin B3 1.04mg Carob
Vitamin B5 0.75mg Carob
Vitamin B6 0.13mg Carob
Folate 21µg Carob
Vitamin B12 0.28µg Carob
Choline 19mg Carob
Vitamin K 7.7µg Carob
Cholesterol 1mg 4mg Carob
Saturated Fat 29.018g 17.59g Almond joy
Monounsaturated Fat 0.483g 5.26g Almond joy
Polyunsaturated fat 0.295g 1.18g Almond joy

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carob Almond joy
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
21%
Carob
0%
Almond joy
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Carob
16%
Almond joy

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carob
Carob is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carob
Carob contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Carob
Carob is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carob
Carob is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carob
Carob is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Almond joy
Almond joy is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.428g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Almond joy
Almond joy is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Carob - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167973/nutrients
  2. Almond joy - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167562/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.