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Chewing gum vs. Taffy (candy) — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chewing gum and Taffy (candy)

  • Taffy (candy) has less Fiber.
  • Chewing gum has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Chewing gum and Candies, taffy, 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.
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +50%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.18% 0.13% 0% 0% 0% 3.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.4% 0.38% 0% 0.43% 0.26% 6.8% 5.7% 0% 0% 3.8%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +50%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%

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.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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 6% 1.8% 0% 0% 7% 2.8% 0.04% 0.24% 0% 0% 1.3% 0% 0.75%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +73.9%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +1010%
Contains more Water +86.5%
Equal in Carbs - 91.56
97% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 96.7 g
Water: 2.6 g
Other: 0.4 g
3% 92% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.33 g
Carbs: 91.56 g
Water: 4.85 g
Other: 0.23 g
Contains more Other +73.9%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +1010%
Contains more Water +86.5%
Equal in Carbs - 91.56

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -98%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +13.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +960.8%
16% 31% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.079 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.137 g
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.049 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.838 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.121 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -98%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +13.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +960.8%

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 Taffy (candy)
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chewing gum Taffy (candy) Opinion
Net carbs 94.3g 91.56g Chewing gum
Protein 0g 0.03g Taffy (candy)
Fats 0.3g 3.33g Taffy (candy)
Carbs 96.7g 91.56g Chewing gum
Calories 360kcal 397kcal Taffy (candy)
Sugar 66.08g 68.48g Chewing gum
Fiber 2.4g 0g Chewing gum
Calcium 0mg 8mg Taffy (candy)
Iron 0mg 0.01mg Taffy (candy)
Phosphorus 0mg 1mg Taffy (candy)
Potassium 2mg 3mg Taffy (candy)
Sodium 1mg 52mg Chewing gum
Zinc 0mg 0.21mg Taffy (candy)
Selenium 0.6µg 0.7µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A 0IU 100IU Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 27µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin E 0mg 0.09mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.028mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.012mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.002mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.004mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.01µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin K 0µg 0.3µg Taffy (candy)
Cholesterol 0mg 9mg Chewing gum
Trans Fat 0.131g Chewing gum
Saturated Fat 0.042g 2.049g Chewing gum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.079g 0.838g Taffy (candy)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.137g 0.121g Chewing gum
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.086g Taffy (candy)
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Taffy (candy)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chewing gum Taffy (candy)
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
2%
Taffy (candy)
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Chewing gum
2%
Taffy (candy)

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is cheaper (difference - $1)

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. Taffy (candy) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169670/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.