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Chewing gum vs. Icing — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chewing gum and Icing

  • Chewing gum has more Fiber, while Icing has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Vitamin E , Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Icing covers your daily need of Vitamin B2 23% more than Chewing gum.
  • The amount of Sugar in Icing is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chewing gum and Frostings, vanilla, creamy, ready-to-eat.

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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 less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +1600%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 6% 1% 8% 3% 24% 2% 0% 0% 1%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +1600%
Contains more Zinc +∞%

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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Icing
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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% 31% 0% 0% 3% 70% 5% 4% 0% 6% 0% 2% 33%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +42.4%
Contains more Fats +5310%
Contains more Water +479.6%
Contains more Other +102.5%
97% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 96.7 g
Water: 2.6 g
Other: 0.4 g
16% 68% 15%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 16.23 g
Carbs: 67.89 g
Water: 15.07 g
Other: 0.81 g
Contains more Carbs +42.4%
Contains more Fats +5310%
Contains more Water +479.6%
Contains more Other +102.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6051.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +5703.6%
16% 31% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.079 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.137 g
19% 31% 50%
Saturated Fat: 2.974 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.951 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6051.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +5703.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chewing gum Icing Opinion
Net carbs 94.3g 67.89g Chewing gum
Fats 0.3g 16.23g Icing
Carbs 96.7g 67.89g Chewing gum
Calories 360kcal 418kcal Icing
Sugar 66.08g 63.1g Icing
Fiber 2.4g 0g Chewing gum
Calcium 0mg 3mg Icing
Iron 0mg 0.16mg Icing
Magnesium 0mg 1mg Icing
Phosphorus 0mg 18mg Icing
Potassium 2mg 34mg Icing
Sodium 1mg 184mg Chewing gum
Zinc 0mg 0.07mg Icing
Selenium 0.6µg 0.1µg Chewing gum
Vitamin E 0mg 1.53mg Icing
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.01mg Icing
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.302mg Icing
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.22mg Icing
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.055mg Icing
Folate 0µg 8µg Icing
Choline 0mg 2.3mg Icing
Vitamin K 0µg 13µg Icing
Saturated Fat 0.042g 2.974g Chewing gum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.079g 4.86g Icing
Polyunsaturated fat 0.137g 7.951g Icing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chewing gum Icing
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
0%
Chewing gum
12%
Icing
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Chewing gum
4%
Icing

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Icing
Icing is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.98g)
Which food is cheaper?
Icing
Icing is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Icing
Icing is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Icing
Icing is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum contains less Sodium (difference - 183mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.932g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Chewing gum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168771/nutrients
  2. Icing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169620/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.