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

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Important differences between Carob and Reese's pieces

  • Carob has more Calcium, Zinc, and Iron, however, Reese's pieces are richer in Manganese, Vitamin B3, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Folate.
  • Carob's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 63% more.
  • Carob contains 4 times more Calcium than Reese's pieces. Carob contains 303mg of Calcium, while Reese's pieces contain 69mg.
  • Reese's pieces contain less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Candies, carob, unsweetened 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 +339.1%
Contains more Iron +163.3%
Contains more Potassium +76.3%
Contains less Sodium -44.8%
Contains more Zinc +207%
Contains more Selenium +550%
Contains more Magnesium +144.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.3%
Contains more Copper +124%
Contains more Manganese +685.7%
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 21% 19% 63% 89% 32% 26% 32% 137% 144% 5%
Contains more Calcium +339.1%
Contains more Iron +163.3%
Contains more Potassium +76.3%
Contains less Sodium -44.8%
Contains more Zinc +207%
Contains more Selenium +550%
Contains more Magnesium +144.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.3%
Contains more Copper +124%
Contains more Manganese +685.7%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +30.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +482.7%
Contains more Folate +161.9%
Contains more Choline +51.1%
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 0% 20% 0% 0% 45% 51% 114% 37% 26% 42% 14% 16% 15%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +30.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +482.7%
Contains more Folate +161.9%
Contains more Choline +51.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +26.6%
Contains more Water +54%
Contains more Other +39.3%
Contains more Protein +52.9%
Equal in Carbs - 59.86
8% 31% 56% 3%
Protein: 8.15 g
Fats: 31.36 g
Carbs: 56.29 g
Water: 1.54 g
Other: 2.66 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 Fats +26.6%
Contains more Water +54%
Contains more Other +39.3%
Contains more Protein +52.9%
Equal in Carbs - 59.86

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -43.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +823.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +537.3%
97%
Saturated Fat: 29.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.483 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.295 g
72% 20% 8%
Saturated Fat: 16.42 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.46 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.88 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -43.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +823.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +537.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carob Reese's pieces Opinion
Net carbs 52.49g 56.86g Reese's pieces
Protein 8.15g 12.46g Reese's pieces
Fats 31.36g 24.77g Carob
Carbs 56.29g 59.86g Reese's pieces
Calories 540kcal 497kcal Carob
Sugar 34.11g 53.25g Carob
Fiber 3.8g 3g Carob
Calcium 303mg 69mg Carob
Iron 1.29mg 0.49mg Carob
Magnesium 36mg 88mg Reese's pieces
Phosphorus 126mg 207mg Reese's pieces
Potassium 633mg 359mg Carob
Sodium 107mg 194mg Carob
Zinc 3.53mg 1.15mg Carob
Copper 0.183mg 0.41mg Reese's pieces
Manganese 0.14mg 1.1mg Reese's pieces
Selenium 5.2µg 0.8µg Carob
Vitamin A 10IU 0IU Carob
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Carob
Vitamin E 1.57mg 0.99mg Carob
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Carob
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.18mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B2 0.178mg 0.22mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B3 1.04mg 6.06mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B5 0.75mg 0.61mg Carob
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.11mg Carob
Folate 21µg 55µg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B12 0.28µg 0.11µg Carob
Choline 19mg 28.7mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin K 7.7µg 5.9µg Carob
Cholesterol 1mg 0mg Reese's pieces
Saturated Fat 29.018g 16.42g Reese's pieces
Monounsaturated Fat 0.483g 4.46g Reese's pieces
Polyunsaturated fat 0.295g 1.88g Reese's pieces

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carob 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
21%
Carob
29%
Reese's pieces
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Carob
56%
Reese's pieces

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.598g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carob
Carob is lower in Sugar (difference - 19.14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carob
Carob contains less Sodium (difference - 87mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.
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. Carob - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167973/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.