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Flan vs. Mounds candy bar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Flan and Mounds candy bar different?

  • Flan is higher in Selenium, however, Mounds candy bar is richer in Copper, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Mounds candy bar is 43% higher.
  • Flan contains 3 times more Selenium than Mounds candy bar. While Flan contains 21.3µg of Selenium, Mounds candy bar contains only 6.6µg.
  • Mounds candy bar has less Sodium.

Flan, caramel custard, dry mix and Candies, MOUNDS Candy Bar 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Selenium +222.7%
Contains more Iron +2512.5%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +9000%
Contains more Potassium +109.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.4%
Contains more Zinc +2650%
Contains more Copper +2566.7%
Contains more Manganese +13442.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 3% 0% 1% 14% 57% 2% 5% 1% 117%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 79% 40% 39% 29% 19% 30% 134% 124% 36%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Selenium +222.7%
Contains more Iron +2512.5%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +9000%
Contains more Potassium +109.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.4%
Contains more Zinc +2650%
Contains more Copper +2566.7%
Contains more Manganese +13442.9%

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.
Flan
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 0% 4% 0% 2% 13% 14% 6% 15% 21% 5% 0% 7% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +56.3%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +16%
Contains more Other +93.3%
92% 8%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 91.6 g
Water: 7.8 g
Other: 0.6 g
5% 27% 59% 9%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 26.6 g
Carbs: 58.59 g
Water: 9.05 g
Other: 1.16 g
Contains more Carbs +56.3%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +16%
Contains more Other +93.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flan Mounds candy bar Opinion
Net carbs 91.6g 54.89g Flan
Protein 0g 4.6g Mounds candy bar
Fats 0g 26.6g Mounds candy bar
Carbs 91.6g 58.59g Flan
Calories 348kcal 486kcal Mounds candy bar
Sugar 46.19g Flan
Fiber 0g 3.7g Mounds candy bar
Calcium 24mg 21mg Flan
Iron 0.08mg 2.09mg Mounds candy bar
Magnesium 0mg 55mg Mounds candy bar
Phosphorus 1mg 91mg Mounds candy bar
Potassium 153mg 321mg Mounds candy bar
Sodium 432mg 145mg Mounds candy bar
Zinc 0.04mg 1.1mg Mounds candy bar
Copper 0.015mg 0.4mg Mounds candy bar
Manganese 0.007mg 0.948mg Mounds candy bar
Selenium 21.3µg 6.6µg Flan
Vitamin E 0.19mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin C 0mg 0.4mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.049mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.058mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.277mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.245mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.09mg Mounds candy bar
Folate 0µg 6µg Mounds candy bar
Choline 11.8mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin K 1.6µg Mounds candy bar
Cholesterol 0mg 2mg Flan
Saturated Fat 20.58g Flan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39g Mounds candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 0.14g Mounds candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Flan Mounds candy bar
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
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Flan
7%
Mounds candy bar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Flan
53%
Mounds candy bar

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar contains less Sodium (difference - 287mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flan
Flan is lower in Sugar (difference - 46.19g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flan
Flan is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flan
Flan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 20.58g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Flan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169602/nutrients
  2. Mounds candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168759/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.