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Chocolate vs. Starburst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chocolate and Starburst different?

  • Chocolate is higher than Starburst in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Zinc, Potassium, and Vitamin B12.
  • Chocolate covers your daily need of Copper 113% more than Starburst.
  • Starburst is lower in Saturated Fat.

Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits types were used in this article.

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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 +∞%
Contains more Iron +80100%
Contains more Magnesium +14500%
Contains more Phosphorus +4020%
Contains more Potassium +27850%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +8466.7%
Contains more Manganese +9360%
Contains more Selenium +275%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 301% 104% 88% 49% 3.1% 55% 343% 185% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0.38% 0.71% 2.1% 0.18% 0.26% 0% 4% 2% 4.4%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +80100%
Contains more Magnesium +14500%
Contains more Phosphorus +4020%
Contains more Potassium +27850%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +8466.7%
Contains more Manganese +9360%
Contains more Selenium +275%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%

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 +4900%
Contains more Vitamin E +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +748.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +285.7%
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% 11% 0% 0% 6.3% 12% 14% 18% 9.7% 0% 29% 0% 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 0.06% 6.6% 0% 196% 0.25% 0.46% 0.09% 2.1% 0% 0.75% 0% 0% 5.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +4900%
Contains more Vitamin E +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +748.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +285.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +1090.2%
Contains more Fats +281%
Contains more Other +466.7%
Contains more Carbs +35%
Contains more Water +777.3%
5% 31% 61% 2%
Protein: 4.88 g
Fats: 31.28 g
Carbs: 61.17 g
Water: 0.97 g
Other: 1.7 g
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Protein +1090.2%
Contains more Fats +281%
Contains more Other +466.7%
Contains more Carbs +35%
Contains more Water +777.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58%
64% 33% 4%
Saturated Fat: 18.519 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.54 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.092 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 7.778 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Starburst Opinion
Net carbs 54.17g 82.57g Starburst
Protein 4.88g 0.41g Chocolate
Fats 31.28g 8.21g Chocolate
Carbs 61.17g 82.57g Starburst
Calories 546kcal 408kcal Chocolate
Sugar 47.9g 58.12g Chocolate
Fiber 7g 0g Chocolate
Calcium 56mg 0mg Chocolate
Iron 8.02mg 0.01mg Chocolate
Magnesium 146mg 1mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 206mg 5mg Chocolate
Potassium 559mg 2mg Chocolate
Sodium 24mg 2mg Starburst
Zinc 2.01mg 0mg Chocolate
Copper 1.028mg 0.012mg Chocolate
Manganese 1.419mg 0.015mg Chocolate
Selenium 3µg 0.8µg Chocolate
Vitamin A 50IU 1IU Chocolate
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 0µg Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.33mg Chocolate
Vitamin C 58.7mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.001mg Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.002mg Chocolate
Vitamin B3 0.725mg 0.005mg Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.297mg 0.035mg Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0mg Chocolate
Folate 1µg Starburst
Vitamin B12 0.23µg 0µg Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1µg 2.1µg Chocolate
Cholesterol 8mg 0mg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.112g 0.141g Chocolate
Saturated Fat 18.519g 7.778g Starburst
Omega-3 - EPA 0.001g 0g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54g 0g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092g 0g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.001g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.947g Chocolate
Omega-3 - ALA 0.085g Chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chocolate Starburst
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
9%
Chocolate
16%
Starburst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
116%
Chocolate
1%
Starburst

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.741g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Starburst
Starburst is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.22g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chocolate
Chocolate 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. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/nutrients
  2. Starburst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169590/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.