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Macaroon vs. Ice cream — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Macaroon and Ice cream

  • Macaroon is richer in Copper, Fiber, Iron, and Selenium, yet Ice cream is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Macaroon is 67% higher.
  • Macaroon contains 12 times more Copper than Ice cream. Macaroon contains 0.269mg of Copper, while Ice cream contains 0.023mg.
  • Ice cream contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Cookies, coconut macaroon and Ice creams, vanilla.

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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 Iron +811.1%
Contains more Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Copper +1069.6%
Contains more Selenium +277.8%
Contains more Calcium +2460%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.4%
Contains more Potassium +61.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.8%
Equal in Zinc - 0.69
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 31% 21% 30% 11% 32% 20% 90% 0% 38%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 39% 4% 10% 45% 18% 11% 19% 8% 2% 10%
Contains more Iron +811.1%
Contains more Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Copper +1069.6%
Contains more Selenium +277.8%
Contains more Calcium +2460%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.4%
Contains more Potassium +61.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.8%
Equal in Zinc - 0.69

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 B3 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +105%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +185.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 5% 14% 5% 0% 23% 3% 0% 5% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 26% 6% 6% 2% 11% 56% 3% 35% 12% 4% 49% 15% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +105%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +185.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +105%
Contains more Carbs +159.4%
Contains more Other +90%
Contains more Protein +15.9%
Contains more Water +430.4%
3% 23% 61% 12% 2%
Protein: 3.02 g
Fats: 22.55 g
Carbs: 61.22 g
Water: 11.5 g
Other: 1.71 g
4% 11% 24% 61%
Protein: 3.5 g
Fats: 11 g
Carbs: 23.6 g
Water: 61 g
Other: 0.9 g
Contains more Fats +105%
Contains more Carbs +159.4%
Contains more Other +90%
Contains more Protein +15.9%
Contains more Water +430.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +79.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -66.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +84.4%
89% 7% 4%
Saturated Fat: 20.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.81 g
66% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.969 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.452 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +79.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -66.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +84.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Macaroon Ice cream Opinion
Net carbs 56.12g 22.9g Macaroon
Protein 3.02g 3.5g Ice cream
Fats 22.55g 11g Macaroon
Carbs 61.22g 23.6g Macaroon
Calories 460kcal 207kcal Macaroon
Sugar 45.16g 21.22g Ice cream
Fiber 5.1g 0.7g Macaroon
Calcium 5mg 128mg Ice cream
Iron 0.82mg 0.09mg Macaroon
Magnesium 29mg 14mg Macaroon
Phosphorus 68mg 105mg Ice cream
Potassium 123mg 199mg Ice cream
Sodium 241mg 80mg Ice cream
Zinc 0.73mg 0.69mg Macaroon
Copper 0.269mg 0.023mg Macaroon
Manganese 0.008mg Ice cream
Selenium 6.8µg 1.8µg Macaroon
Vitamin A 0IU 421IU Ice cream
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 118µg Ice cream
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.3mg Ice cream
Vitamin D 0IU 8IU Ice cream
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Ice cream
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Ice cream
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.041mg Ice cream
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.24mg Ice cream
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 0.116mg Macaroon
Vitamin B5 0.581mg Ice cream
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.048mg Macaroon
Folate 3µg 5µg Ice cream
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.39µg Ice cream
Choline 9.1mg 26mg Ice cream
Vitamin K 1.1µg 0.3µg Macaroon
Tryptophan 0.045mg Ice cream
Threonine 0.146mg Ice cream
Isoleucine 0.195mg Ice cream
Leucine 0.316mg Ice cream
Lysine 0.258mg Ice cream
Methionine 0.081mg Ice cream
Phenylalanine 0.157mg Ice cream
Valine 0.217mg Ice cream
Histidine 0.088mg Ice cream
Cholesterol 0mg 44mg Macaroon
Saturated Fat 20.099g 6.79g Ice cream
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.003g Ice cream
Monounsaturated Fat 1.61g 2.969g Ice cream
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81g 0.452g Macaroon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Macaroon Ice cream
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
5%
Macaroon
17%
Ice cream
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
27%
Macaroon
16%
Ice cream

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in Sugar (difference - 23.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ice cream
Ice cream contains less Sodium (difference - 161mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.309g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ice cream
Ice cream is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Macaroon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171847/nutrients
  2. Ice cream - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167575/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.