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Ice cream vs. Flan — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Ice cream and Flan

  • Ice cream has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B5, Calcium, and Zinc, however, Flan has more Selenium.
  • Flan's daily need coverage for Selenium is 35% more.
  • Flan is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Ice creams, vanilla and Flan, caramel custard, dry mix.

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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.
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Flan
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Iron +12.5%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +10400%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Contains more Zinc +1625%
Contains more Copper +53.3%
Contains more Manganese +14.3%
Contains more Selenium +1083.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 39% 4% 10% 45% 18% 11% 19% 8% 2% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 3% 0% 1% 14% 57% 2% 5% 1% 117%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Iron +12.5%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +10400%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Contains more Zinc +1625%
Contains more Copper +53.3%
Contains more Manganese +14.3%
Contains more Selenium +1083.3%

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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Flan
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 26% 6% 6% 2% 11% 56% 3% 35% 12% 4% 49% 15% 1%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Flan
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +682.1%
Contains more Other +50%
Contains more Carbs +288.1%
4% 11% 24% 61%
Protein: 3.5 g
Fats: 11 g
Carbs: 23.6 g
Water: 61 g
Other: 0.9 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 Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +682.1%
Contains more Other +50%
Contains more Carbs +288.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ice cream Flan Opinion
Net carbs 22.9g 91.6g Flan
Protein 3.5g 0g Ice cream
Fats 11g 0g Ice cream
Carbs 23.6g 91.6g Flan
Calories 207kcal 348kcal Flan
Sugar 21.22g Flan
Fiber 0.7g 0g Ice cream
Calcium 128mg 24mg Ice cream
Iron 0.09mg 0.08mg Ice cream
Magnesium 14mg 0mg Ice cream
Phosphorus 105mg 1mg Ice cream
Potassium 199mg 153mg Ice cream
Sodium 80mg 432mg Ice cream
Zinc 0.69mg 0.04mg Ice cream
Copper 0.023mg 0.015mg Ice cream
Manganese 0.008mg 0.007mg Ice cream
Selenium 1.8µg 21.3µg Flan
Vitamin A 421IU 0IU Ice cream
Vitamin A RAE 118µg 0µg Ice cream
Vitamin E 0.3mg Ice cream
Vitamin D 8IU Ice cream
Vitamin D 0.2µg Ice cream
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Ice cream
Vitamin B1 0.041mg 0mg Ice cream
Vitamin B2 0.24mg 0mg Ice cream
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 0mg Ice cream
Vitamin B5 0.581mg 0mg Ice cream
Vitamin B6 0.048mg 0mg Ice cream
Folate 5µg 0µg Ice cream
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0µg Ice cream
Choline 26mg Ice cream
Vitamin K 0.3µg Ice cream
Tryptophan 0.045mg Ice cream
Threonine 0.146mg Ice cream
Isoleucine 0.195mg Ice cream
Leucine 0.316mg Ice cream
Lysine 0.258mg Ice cream
Methionine 0.081mg Ice cream
Phenylalanine 0.157mg Ice cream
Valine 0.217mg Ice cream
Histidine 0.088mg Ice cream
Cholesterol 44mg 0mg Flan
Saturated Fat 6.79g Flan
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g Ice cream
Monounsaturated Fat 2.969g Ice cream
Polyunsaturated fat 0.452g Ice cream

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ice cream Flan
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
17%
Ice cream
0%
Flan
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Ice cream
20%
Flan

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ice cream
Ice cream contains less Sodium (difference - 352mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ice cream
Ice cream is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ice cream
Ice cream is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flan
Flan is lower in Sugar (difference - 21.22g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flan
Flan is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flan
Flan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.79g)
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. Ice cream - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167575/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.