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Fruit leather vs. Candy bar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Fruit leather and Candy bar

  • Fruit leather has more Vitamin C, however, Candy bar is richer in Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B3, Manganese, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin E , and Magnesium.
  • Candy bar covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 11746% more than Fruit leather.
  • Fruit leather contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Snacks, fruit leather, pieces and Candies, peanut bar.

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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 +333.3%
Contains more Iron +29.3%
Contains more Magnesium +685.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1183.3%
Contains more Potassium +148.2%
Contains less Sodium -61.3%
Contains more Zinc +1973.7%
Contains more Copper +352.6%
Contains more Manganese +575.5%
Contains more Selenium +74.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 29% 10% 11% 15% 53% 6% 57% 24% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 37% 79% 132% 36% 21% 108% 258% 163% 26%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +29.3%
Contains more Magnesium +685.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1183.3%
Contains more Potassium +148.2%
Contains less Sodium -61.3%
Contains more Zinc +1973.7%
Contains more Copper +352.6%
Contains more Manganese +575.5%
Contains more Selenium +74.1%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +632.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7822%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +160.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50900%
Contains more Folate +1775%
Contains more Choline +127.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 12% 0% 187% 11% 24% 2% 20% 70% 3% 0% 8% 46%
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% 82% 0% 0% 25% 33% 149% 50% 35308% 57% 0% 17% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +632.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7822%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +160.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50900%
Contains more Folate +1775%
Contains more Choline +127.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +74.7%
Contains more Water +668.8%
Contains more Protein +1450%
Contains more Fats +1157.5%
Contains more Other +50%
3% 83% 12%
Protein: 1 g
Fats: 2.68 g
Carbs: 82.82 g
Water: 12.3 g
Other: 1.2 g
16% 34% 47% 2%
Protein: 15.5 g
Fats: 33.7 g
Carbs: 47.4 g
Water: 1.6 g
Other: 1.8 g
Contains more Carbs +74.7%
Contains more Water +668.8%
Contains more Protein +1450%
Contains more Fats +1157.5%
Contains more Other +50%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1029.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1836.4%
24% 55% 21%
Saturated Fat: 0.65 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.48 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.55 g
15% 52% 33%
Saturated Fat: 4.678 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 16.721 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 10.65 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1029.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1836.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fruit leather Candy bar Opinion
Net carbs 82.82g 43.3g Fruit leather
Protein 1g 15.5g Candy bar
Fats 2.68g 33.7g Candy bar
Carbs 82.82g 47.4g Fruit leather
Calories 359kcal 522kcal Candy bar
Sugar 57.58g 42.22g Candy bar
Fiber 0g 4.1g Candy bar
Calcium 18mg 78mg Candy bar
Iron 0.75mg 0.97mg Candy bar
Magnesium 14mg 110mg Candy bar
Phosphorus 24mg 308mg Candy bar
Potassium 164mg 407mg Candy bar
Sodium 403mg 156mg Candy bar
Zinc 0.19mg 3.94mg Candy bar
Copper 0.171mg 0.774mg Candy bar
Manganese 0.184mg 1.243mg Candy bar
Selenium 2.7µg 4.7µg Candy bar
Vitamin A 58IU 0IU Fruit leather
Vitamin A RAE 6µg 0µg Fruit leather
Vitamin E 0.56mg 4.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin C 56mg 0mg Fruit leather
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin B2 0.1mg 0.14mg Candy bar
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 7.922mg Candy bar
Vitamin B5 0.319mg 0.83mg Candy bar
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 153mg Candy bar
Folate 4µg 75µg Candy bar
Choline 12.9mg 29.4mg Candy bar
Vitamin K 18.2µg 0µg Fruit leather
Tryptophan 0.149mg Candy bar
Threonine 0.52mg Candy bar
Isoleucine 0.534mg Candy bar
Leucine 0.986mg Candy bar
Lysine 0.545mg Candy bar
Methionine 0.185mg Candy bar
Phenylalanine 0.787mg Candy bar
Valine 0.638mg Candy bar
Histidine 0.385mg Candy bar
Saturated Fat 0.65g 4.678g Fruit leather
Monounsaturated Fat 1.48g 16.721g Candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 0.55g 10.65g Candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fruit leather 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
29%
Fruit leather
2748%
Candy bar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
22%
Fruit leather
88%
Candy bar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit leather
Fruit leather is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.028g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fruit leather
Fruit leather is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Candy bar
Candy bar contains less Sodium (difference - 247mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Candy bar
Candy bar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Candy bar
Candy bar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Fruit leather - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167540/nutrients
  2. Candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169585/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.