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Heart of palm vs. Skittles — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Heart of palm and Skittles

  • Heart of palm has more Iron, and Fiber, however, Skittles are higher in Vitamin C.
  • Skittles covers your daily Vitamin C needs 66% more than Heart of palm.
  • Heart of palm has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Hearts of palm, raw and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, SKITTLES Wild Berry Bite Size 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 +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Equal in Sodium - 15
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5.4% 63% 7.1% 60% 159% 1.8% 102% 215% 0% 3.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Equal in Sodium - 15

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 +738.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4.1% 10% 0% 27% 13% 42% 17% 0% 187% 18% 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% 0% 0% 224% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +738.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +1321.1%
Contains more Water +1714.6%
Contains more Other +105.2%
Contains more Fats +2025%
Contains more Carbs +254.4%
3% 26% 70% 2%
Protein: 2.7 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 25.61 g
Water: 69.5 g
Other: 1.99 g
4% 91% 4%
Protein: 0.19 g
Fats: 4.25 g
Carbs: 90.76 g
Water: 3.83 g
Other: 0.97 g
Contains more Protein +1321.1%
Contains more Water +1714.6%
Contains more Other +105.2%
Contains more Fats +2025%
Contains more Carbs +254.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.9%
33% 4% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.046 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.089 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 4.115 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Heart of palm Skittles Opinion
Net carbs 24.11g 90.76g Skittles
Protein 2.7g 0.19g Heart of palm
Fats 0.2g 4.25g Skittles
Carbs 25.61g 90.76g Skittles
Calories 115kcal 402kcal Skittles
Sugar 17.16g 75.92g Heart of palm
Fiber 1.5g 0g Heart of palm
Calcium 18mg 0mg Heart of palm
Iron 1.69mg 0mg Heart of palm
Magnesium 10mg Heart of palm
Phosphorus 140mg Heart of palm
Potassium 1806mg Heart of palm
Sodium 14mg 15mg Heart of palm
Zinc 3.73mg Heart of palm
Copper 0.644mg Heart of palm
Selenium 0.7µg Heart of palm
Vitamin A 68IU 0IU Heart of palm
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Heart of palm
Vitamin E 0.5mg Heart of palm
Vitamin C 8mg 67.1mg Skittles
Vitamin B1 0.05mg Heart of palm
Vitamin B2 0.18mg Heart of palm
Vitamin B3 0.9mg Heart of palm
Vitamin B6 0.81mg Heart of palm
Folate 24µg Heart of palm
Trans Fat 0g 0.074g Heart of palm
Saturated Fat 0.046g 4.115g Heart of palm
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g Heart of palm
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g Heart of palm

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Heart of palm Skittles
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
24%
Heart of palm
17%
Skittles
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
62%
Heart of palm
0%
Skittles

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm is lower in Sugar (difference - 58.76g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.069g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Heart of palm
Heart of palm 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. Heart of palm - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167714/nutrients
  2. Skittles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168840/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.