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Fondant icing vs. Pretzel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Fondant icing and Pretzel?

  • Pretzel has more Iron, Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Copper, and Fiber than Fondant icing.
  • Pretzel's daily need coverage for Iron is 57% higher.
  • Fondant icing is lower in Sodium.

We used Candies, fondant, prepared-from-recipe and Snacks, pretzels, hard, plain, salted 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 less Sodium -99.1%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Iron +45700%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +5475%
Contains more Zinc +2500%
Contains more Copper +5100%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +633.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 1% 0% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 172% 21% 55% 20% 162% 29% 53% 133% 24%
Contains less Sodium -99.1%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Iron +45700%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +5475%
Contains more Zinc +2500%
Contains more Copper +5100%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +633.3%

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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Pretzel
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +8380%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1975%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 4% 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% 10% 0% 7% 106% 77% 99% 20% 18% 125% 0% 17% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +8380%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1975%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +15.9%
Contains more Water +115.3%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +14550%
Contains more Other +5750%
93% 7%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.02 g
Carbs: 93.18 g
Water: 6.74 g
Other: 0.06 g
10% 3% 80% 3% 4%
Protein: 10.04 g
Fats: 2.93 g
Carbs: 80.39 g
Water: 3.13 g
Other: 3.51 g
Contains more Carbs +15.9%
Contains more Water +115.3%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +14550%
Contains more Other +5750%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fondant icing Pretzel Opinion
Net carbs 93.18g 76.99g Fondant icing
Protein 0g 10.04g Pretzel
Fats 0.02g 2.93g Pretzel
Carbs 93.18g 80.39g Fondant icing
Calories 373kcal 384kcal Pretzel
Starch 72.58g Pretzel
Fructose 0.31g Pretzel
Sugar 88.9g 2.21g Pretzel
Fiber 0g 3.4g Pretzel
Calcium 3mg 27mg Pretzel
Iron 0.01mg 4.58mg Pretzel
Magnesium 0mg 29mg Pretzel
Phosphorus 0mg 128mg Pretzel
Potassium 4mg 223mg Pretzel
Sodium 11mg 1240mg Fondant icing
Zinc 0.04mg 1.04mg Pretzel
Copper 0.003mg 0.156mg Pretzel
Manganese 0mg 1.015mg Pretzel
Selenium 0.6µg 4.4µg Pretzel
Vitamin E 0mg 0.47mg Pretzel
Vitamin C 0mg 2.1mg Pretzel
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.424mg Pretzel
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.332mg Pretzel
Vitamin B3 0mg 5.27mg Pretzel
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.322mg Pretzel
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.074mg Pretzel
Folate 0µg 166µg Pretzel
Choline 0mg 29.5mg Pretzel
Vitamin K 0µg 2.8µg Pretzel
Tryptophan 0.097mg Pretzel
Threonine 0.25mg Pretzel
Isoleucine 0.407mg Pretzel
Leucine 0.757mg Pretzel
Lysine 0.257mg Pretzel
Methionine 0.177mg Pretzel
Phenylalanine 0.52mg Pretzel
Valine 0.48mg Pretzel
Histidine 0.22mg Pretzel
Trans Fat 0.004g Fondant icing
Saturated Fat 0g 0.391g Fondant icing
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.727g Pretzel
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 1.291g Pretzel
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.223g Pretzel
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Pretzel
Omega-3 - ALA 0.063g Pretzel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Fondant icing Pretzel
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
0%
Fondant icing
37%
Pretzel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Fondant icing
67%
Pretzel

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pretzel
Pretzel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Sugar (difference - 86.69g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pretzel
Pretzel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing contains less Sodium (difference - 1229mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.391g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is cheaper?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Fondant icing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167986/nutrients
  2. Pretzel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167555/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.