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Carob vs. Toffee — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Carob and Toffee

  • Carob has more Zinc, Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Iron, Fiber, and Phosphorus, however, Toffee has more Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Carob is 42% higher.
  • Toffee is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Candies, carob, unsweetened and Candies, toffee, prepared-from-recipe.

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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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0
Toffee
Contains more Calcium +791.2%
Contains more Iron +4200%
Contains more Magnesium +800%
Contains more Phosphorus +293.8%
Contains more Potassium +1141.2%
Contains less Sodium -20.7%
Contains more Zinc +2841.7%
Contains more Copper +6000%
Contains more Manganese +6900%
Contains more Selenium +550%
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 11% 2% 3% 14% 5% 18% 4% 1% 1% 5%
Contains more Calcium +791.2%
Contains more Iron +4200%
Contains more Magnesium +800%
Contains more Phosphorus +293.8%
Contains more Potassium +1141.2%
Contains less Sodium -20.7%
Contains more Zinc +2841.7%
Contains more Copper +6000%
Contains more Manganese +6900%
Contains more Selenium +550%

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
12
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1
Toffee
Contains more Vitamin E +67%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +161.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3486.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +459.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1344.4%
Contains more Folate +950%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +175%
Contains more Vitamin A +11420%
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 70% 19% 0% 1% 2% 16% 1% 9% 3% 2% 14% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +67%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +161.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3486.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +459.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1344.4%
Contains more Folate +950%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +175%
Contains more Vitamin A +11420%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carob
3
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2
Toffee
Contains more Protein +661.7%
Contains more Water +180%
Contains more Other +192.3%
Contains more Carbs +15%
Equal in Fats - 32.75
8% 31% 56% 3%
Protein: 8.15 g
Fats: 31.36 g
Carbs: 56.29 g
Water: 1.54 g
Other: 2.66 g
33% 65%
Protein: 1.07 g
Fats: 32.75 g
Carbs: 64.72 g
Water: 0.55 g
Other: 0.91 g
Contains more Protein +661.7%
Contains more Water +180%
Contains more Other +192.3%
Contains more Carbs +15%
Equal in Fats - 32.75

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carob
0
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3
Toffee
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1755.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +314.2%
97%
Saturated Fat: 29.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.483 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.295 g
67% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 20.565 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.964 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.222 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1755.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +314.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Carob Toffee
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
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
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carob Toffee Opinion
Net carbs 52.49g 64.72g Toffee
Protein 8.15g 1.07g Carob
Fats 31.36g 32.75g Toffee
Carbs 56.29g 64.72g Toffee
Calories 540kcal 560kcal Toffee
Sugar 34.11g 63.47g Carob
Fiber 3.8g 0g Carob
Calcium 303mg 34mg Carob
Iron 1.29mg 0.03mg Carob
Magnesium 36mg 4mg Carob
Phosphorus 126mg 32mg Carob
Potassium 633mg 51mg Carob
Sodium 107mg 135mg Carob
Zinc 3.53mg 0.12mg Carob
Copper 0.183mg 0.003mg Carob
Manganese 0.14mg 0.002mg Carob
Selenium 5.2µg 0.8µg Carob
Vitamin A 10IU 1152IU Toffee
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 319µg Toffee
Vitamin E 1.57mg 0.94mg Carob
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0.2mg Carob
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.008mg Carob
Vitamin B2 0.178mg 0.068mg Carob
Vitamin B3 1.04mg 0.029mg Carob
Vitamin B5 0.75mg 0.134mg Carob
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.009mg Carob
Folate 21µg 2µg Carob
Vitamin B12 0.28µg 0.11µg Carob
Choline 19mg Carob
Vitamin K 7.7µg 2.8µg Carob
Cholesterol 1mg 104mg Carob
Trans Fat 0g 0.674g Carob
Saturated Fat 29.018g 20.565g Toffee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.483g 8.964g Toffee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.295g 1.222g Toffee
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.445g Toffee
Omega-3 - ALA 0.065g Toffee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carob Toffee
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
11%
Toffee
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Carob
6%
Toffee

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Toffee
Toffee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.453g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carob
Carob is lower in Sugar (difference - 29.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carob
Carob contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Carob
Carob is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 103mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carob
Carob is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Carob
Carob is cheaper (difference - $2)
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

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. Toffee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169671/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.