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Gelatin dessert vs. Flan — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Gelatin dessert and Flan different?

  • Gelatin dessert is higher in Phosphorus, and Copper, however, Flan is richer in Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Flan is 27% higher.
  • Gelatin dessert contains 141 times more Phosphorus than Flan. While Gelatin dessert contains 141mg of Phosphorus, Flan contains only 1mg.

Gelatin desserts, dry mix and Flan, caramel custard, dry mix 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 Iron +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +14000%
Contains more Copper +686.7%
Contains more Manganese +57.1%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains more Potassium +2085.7%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Selenium +217.9%
Equal in Sodium - 432
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0.9% 4.9% 1.4% 60% 0.62% 61% 0.27% 39% 1.4% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7.2% 3% 0% 0.43% 14% 56% 1.1% 5% 0.91% 116%
Contains more Iron +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +14000%
Contains more Copper +686.7%
Contains more Manganese +57.1%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains more Potassium +2085.7%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Selenium +217.9%
Equal in Sodium - 432

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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Flan
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% 0.75% 9.5% 0.17% 0.84% 0.23% 2.3% 0% 1.9% 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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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 Protein +∞%
Contains more Other +16.7%
Contains more Water +680%
Equal in Carbs - 91.6
8% 91%
Protein: 7.8 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 90.5 g
Water: 1 g
Other: 0.7 g
92% 8%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 91.6 g
Water: 7.8 g
Other: 0.6 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Other +16.7%
Contains more Water +680%
Equal in Carbs - 91.6

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Gelatin dessert Flan Opinion
Net carbs 90.5g 91.6g Flan
Protein 7.8g 0g Gelatin dessert
Carbs 90.5g 91.6g Flan
Calories 381kcal 348kcal Gelatin dessert
Sugar 86.04g Flan
Calcium 3mg 24mg Flan
Iron 0.13mg 0.08mg Gelatin dessert
Magnesium 2mg 0mg Gelatin dessert
Phosphorus 141mg 1mg Gelatin dessert
Potassium 7mg 153mg Flan
Sodium 466mg 432mg Flan
Zinc 0.01mg 0.04mg Flan
Copper 0.118mg 0.015mg Gelatin dessert
Manganese 0.011mg 0.007mg Gelatin dessert
Selenium 6.7µg 21.3µg Flan
Vitamin B1 0.003mg 0mg Gelatin dessert
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0mg Gelatin dessert
Vitamin B3 0.009mg 0mg Gelatin dessert
Vitamin B5 0.014mg 0mg Gelatin dessert
Vitamin B6 0.001mg 0mg Gelatin dessert
Folate 3µg 0µg Gelatin dessert
Choline 3.5mg Gelatin dessert
Threonine 0.151mg Gelatin dessert
Isoleucine 0.118mg Gelatin dessert
Leucine 0.251mg Gelatin dessert
Lysine 0.354mg Gelatin dessert
Methionine 0.062mg Gelatin dessert
Phenylalanine 0.177mg Gelatin dessert
Valine 0.213mg Gelatin dessert
Histidine 0.068mg Gelatin dessert

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Gelatin dessert Flan
Low Fats diet Equal
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
1%
Gelatin dessert
0%
Flan
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Gelatin dessert
20%
Flan

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gelatin dessert
Gelatin dessert is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Gelatin dessert
Gelatin dessert is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flan
Flan is lower in Sugar (difference - 86.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flan
Flan contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flan
Flan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0g)
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 ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Gelatin dessert - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168775/nutrients
  2. Flan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169602/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.