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Dulce de Leche vs Caramel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Dulce de Leche and Caramel different?

  • Dulce de Leche is higher in Choline, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin A, however Caramel is richer in Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Choline from Dulce de Leche is 15% higher.
  • Dulce de Leche contains 6 times more Vitamin A than Caramel. While Dulce de Leche contains 74µg of Vitamin A, Caramel contains only 12µg.
  • Caramel has less Cholesterol.

Dulce de Leche and Candies, caramels are the varieties 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Calcium +81.9%
Contains more Potassium +63.6%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Zinc +79.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.3%
Contains less Sodium -47.3%
Contains more Copper +350%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 76% 31% 16% 2% 22% 83% 17%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 42% 19% 13% 6% 12% 49% 32%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Calcium +81.9%
Contains more Potassium +63.6%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Zinc +79.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.3%
Contains less Sodium -47.3%
Contains more Copper +350%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin C +550%
Contains more Vitamin A +535.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.7%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin E +130%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +543.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +250%
Contains more Vitamin K +38.5%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.3
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 9% 17% 4% 6% 4% 94% 4% 51% 4% 39% 4% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 3% 10% 0% 26% 60% 3% 38% 13% 38% 5% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +550%
Contains more Vitamin A +535.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.7%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin E +130%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +543.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +250%
Contains more Vitamin K +38.5%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.3

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
20
Dulce de Leche
16
Caramel
Mineral Summary Score
31
Dulce de Leche
22
Caramel

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
41%
Dulce de Leche
28%
Caramel
Carbohydrates
55%
Dulce de Leche
77%
Caramel
Fats
34%
Dulce de Leche
37%
Caramel

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Dulce de Leche Caramel
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok

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Dulce de Leche Caramel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.76g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche contains less Sodium (difference - 116mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.058g)
Which food is cheaper?
Caramel
Caramel is cheaper (difference - $1.5)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dulce de Leche Caramel Opinion
Calories 315 382 Caramel
Protein 6.84 4.6 Dulce de Leche
Fats 7.35 8.1 Caramel
Vitamin C 2.6 0.4 Dulce de Leche
Carbs 55.35 77 Caramel
Cholesterol 29 7 Caramel
Vitamin D 6 0 Dulce de Leche
Iron 0.17 0.14 Dulce de Leche
Calcium 251 138 Dulce de Leche
Potassium 350 214 Dulce de Leche
Magnesium 22 17 Dulce de Leche
Sugar 49.74 65.5 Dulce de Leche
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.004 0.018 Caramel
Zinc 0.79 0.44 Dulce de Leche
Starch
Phosphorus 193 114 Dulce de Leche
Sodium 129 245 Dulce de Leche
Vitamin A 267 42 Dulce de Leche
Vitamin E 0.2 0.46 Caramel
Vitamin D 0.2 0 Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B1 0.016 0.103 Caramel
Vitamin B2 0.405 0.256 Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B3 0.21 0.148 Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B5 0.835 0.62 Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B6 0.016 0.056 Caramel
Vitamin B12 0.31 0.3 Dulce de Leche
Vitamin K 1.3 1.8 Caramel
Folate 11 4 Dulce de Leche
Trans Fat 0.364 Caramel
Saturated Fat 4.534 2.476 Caramel
Monounsaturated Fat 2.143 1.542 Dulce de Leche
Polyunsaturated fat 0.375 3.478 Caramel
Tryptophan 0.06 Caramel
Threonine 0.192 Caramel
Isoleucine 0.258 Caramel
Leucine 0.417 Caramel
Lysine 0.338 Caramel
Methionine 0.107 Caramel
Phenylalanine 0.205 Caramel
Valine 0.285 Caramel
Histidine 0.115 Caramel
Fructose 0.32 Dulce de Leche

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Dulce de Leche - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173461/nutrients
  2. Caramel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167974/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.