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Custard vs. Marshmallow — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Custard and Marshmallow?

  • Custard is richer in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Calcium, Vitamin D, and Selenium, yet Marshmallow is richer in Copper.
  • Custard's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 22% higher.

We used Egg custards, dry mix, prepared with whole milk and Candies, marshmallows types in this comparison.

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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 +4533.3%
Contains more Iron +47.8%
Contains more Magnesium +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +1525%
Contains more Potassium +4040%
Contains more Zinc +1175%
Contains more Selenium +252.9%
Contains more Copper +223.3%
Contains more Manganese +14.3%
Equal in Sodium - 80
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 42% 13% 11% 56% 18% 11% 14% 10% 0.91% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0.9% 8.6% 1.4% 3.4% 0.44% 10% 1.1% 32% 1% 9.3%
Contains more Calcium +4533.3%
Contains more Iron +47.8%
Contains more Magnesium +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +1525%
Contains more Potassium +4040%
Contains more Zinc +1175%
Contains more Selenium +252.9%
Contains more Copper +223.3%
Contains more Manganese +14.3%
Equal in Sodium - 80

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.
Custard
13
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +6000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13880%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2033.3%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +11700%
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 11% 1.2% 36% 0.33% 15% 51% 2.5% 42% 15% 6.8% 65% 6.4% 0.5%
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% 0.25% 0.23% 1.5% 0.3% 0.69% 0.75% 0% 0.05% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +6000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13880%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2033.3%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +11700%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +121.7%
Contains more Fats +1900%
Contains more Water +347.9%
Contains more Other +220%
Contains more Carbs +361.9%
4% 4% 18% 73%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 4 g
Carbs: 17.6 g
Water: 73.45 g
Other: 0.96 g
2% 81% 16%
Protein: 1.8 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 81.3 g
Water: 16.4 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Protein +121.7%
Contains more Fats +1900%
Contains more Water +347.9%
Contains more Other +220%
Contains more Carbs +361.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1308.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +563.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.2%
59% 32% 9%
Saturated Fat: 2.032 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.127 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.312 g
31% 44% 26%
Saturated Fat: 0.056 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.08 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1308.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +563.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Custard Marshmallow
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Custard Marshmallow Opinion
Net carbs 17.6g 81.2g Marshmallow
Protein 3.99g 1.8g Custard
Fats 4g 0.2g Custard
Carbs 17.6g 81.3g Marshmallow
Calories 122kcal 318kcal Marshmallow
Sugar 4.82g 57.56g Custard
Fiber 0g 0.1g Marshmallow
Calcium 139mg 3mg Custard
Iron 0.34mg 0.23mg Custard
Magnesium 16mg 2mg Custard
Phosphorus 130mg 8mg Custard
Potassium 207mg 5mg Custard
Sodium 84mg 80mg Marshmallow
Zinc 0.51mg 0.04mg Custard
Copper 0.03mg 0.097mg Marshmallow
Manganese 0.007mg 0.008mg Marshmallow
Selenium 6µg 1.7µg Custard
Vitamin A 182IU 0IU Custard
Vitamin A RAE 52µg 0µg Custard
Vitamin E 0.06mg 0mg Custard
Vitamin D 47IU 0IU Custard
Vitamin D 1.2µg 0µg Custard
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0mg Custard
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.001mg Custard
Vitamin B2 0.22mg 0.001mg Custard
Vitamin B3 0.132mg 0.078mg Custard
Vitamin B5 0.699mg 0.005mg Custard
Vitamin B6 0.064mg 0.003mg Custard
Folate 9µg 1µg Custard
Vitamin B12 0.52µg 0µg Custard
Choline 11.8mg 0.1mg Custard
Vitamin K 0.2µg 0µg Custard
Tryptophan 0.082mg 0mg Custard
Threonine 0.192mg 0.035mg Custard
Isoleucine 0.207mg 0.028mg Custard
Leucine 0.337mg 0.066mg Custard
Lysine 0.214mg 0.077mg Custard
Methionine 0.091mg 0.015mg Custard
Phenylalanine 0.173mg 0.042mg Custard
Valine 0.233mg 0.05mg Custard
Histidine 0.092mg 0.017mg Custard
Cholesterol 51mg 0mg Marshmallow
Saturated Fat 2.032g 0.056g Marshmallow
Omega-3 - DHA 0.003g 0g Custard
Monounsaturated Fat 1.127g 0.08g Custard
Polyunsaturated fat 0.312g 0.047g Custard

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Custard Marshmallow
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
19%
Custard
0%
Marshmallow
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Custard
7%
Marshmallow

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.976g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Custard
Custard is lower in Sugar (difference - 52.74g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Custard
Custard is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Custard
Custard is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Custard
Custard is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Custard
Custard 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. Custard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168773/nutrients
  2. Marshmallow - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167995/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.