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Gelatin dessert vs. Mars — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Gelatin dessert and Mars

  • Gelatin dessert contains less Iron, Calcium, and Fiber than Mars.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Mars is 58% higher.
  • Mars has 3 times less Sodium than Gelatin dessert. Gelatin dessert has 466mg of Sodium, while Mars has 136mg.

Food types used in this article are Gelatin desserts, dry mix and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies.

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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 +2900%
Contains more Iron +561.5%
Contains less Sodium -70.8%
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 27% 32% 0% 0% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +2900%
Contains more Iron +561.5%
Contains less Sodium -70.8%

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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Mars
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 10% 0% 0% 1.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +82.2%
Contains more Carbs +25%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +70%
Contains more Other +228.6%
8% 91%
Protein: 7.8 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 90.5 g
Water: 1 g
Other: 0.7 g
4% 19% 72% 2% 2%
Protein: 4.28 g
Fats: 19.32 g
Carbs: 72.4 g
Water: 1.7 g
Other: 2.3 g
Contains more Protein +82.2%
Contains more Carbs +25%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +70%
Contains more Other +228.6%

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 Mars
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Gelatin dessert Mars Opinion
Net carbs 90.5g 70.4g Gelatin dessert
Protein 7.8g 4.28g Gelatin dessert
Fats 0g 19.32g Mars
Carbs 90.5g 72.4g Gelatin dessert
Calories 381kcal 475kcal Mars
Sugar 86.04g 58.94g Mars
Fiber 0g 2g Mars
Calcium 3mg 90mg Mars
Iron 0.13mg 0.86mg Mars
Magnesium 2mg Gelatin dessert
Phosphorus 141mg Gelatin dessert
Potassium 7mg Gelatin dessert
Sodium 466mg 136mg Mars
Zinc 0.01mg Gelatin dessert
Copper 0.118mg Gelatin dessert
Manganese 0.011mg Gelatin dessert
Selenium 6.7µg Gelatin dessert
Vitamin A 0IU 167IU Mars
Vitamin C 0mg 0.5mg Mars
Vitamin B1 0.003mg Gelatin dessert
Vitamin B2 0.041mg Gelatin dessert
Vitamin B3 0.009mg Gelatin dessert
Vitamin B5 0.014mg Gelatin dessert
Vitamin B6 0.001mg Gelatin dessert
Folate 3µg 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
Cholesterol 0mg 12mg Gelatin dessert
Trans Fat 0.131g Gelatin dessert
Saturated Fat 0g 11.651g Gelatin dessert

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Gelatin dessert Mars
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
1%
Gelatin dessert
1%
Mars
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Gelatin dessert
8%
Mars

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mars
Mars is lower in Sugar (difference - 27.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mars
Mars contains less Sodium (difference - 330mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Gelatin dessert
Gelatin dessert is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Gelatin dessert
Gelatin dessert is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.651g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gelatin dessert
Gelatin dessert is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Gelatin dessert
Gelatin dessert is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Gelatin dessert
Gelatin dessert is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Gelatin dessert
Gelatin dessert is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Mars - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168814/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.