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Ice cream vs. Reeses cups — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ice cream and Reeses cups

  • Ice cream has more Vitamin A RAE, however, Reeses cups are higher in Vitamin B3, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Magnesium, and Folate.
  • Reeses cups covers your daily Vitamin B3 needs 27% more than Ice cream.
  • Reeses cups contain 7 times less Cholesterol than Ice cream. Ice cream contains 44mg of Cholesterol, while Reeses cups contain 6mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Ice creams, vanilla and Candies, REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups.

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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 +64.1%
Contains less Sodium -77.6%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +1244.4%
Contains more Magnesium +342.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.3%
Contains more Potassium +72.4%
Contains more Zinc +85.5%
Contains more Copper +943.5%
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 24% 46% 45% 69% 31% 47% 35% 80% 0% 8%
Contains more Calcium +64.1%
Contains less Sodium -77.6%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +1244.4%
Contains more Magnesium +342.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.3%
Contains more Potassium +72.4%
Contains more Zinc +85.5%
Contains more Copper +943.5%

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 +651.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3770.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.3%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Choline +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.62
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 4% 3% 0% 1% 40% 26% 85% 38% 24% 38% 33% 20% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +651.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3770.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.3%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Choline +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.62

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +4136.1%
Contains more Protein +192.6%
Contains more Fats +177.5%
Contains more Carbs +134.6%
Contains more Other +170%
4% 11% 24% 61%
Protein: 3.5 g
Fats: 11 g
Carbs: 23.6 g
Water: 61 g
Other: 0.9 g
10% 31% 55% 2%
Protein: 10.24 g
Fats: 30.53 g
Carbs: 55.36 g
Water: 1.44 g
Other: 2.43 g
Contains more Water +4136.1%
Contains more Protein +192.6%
Contains more Fats +177.5%
Contains more Carbs +134.6%
Contains more Other +170%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +341.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1116.8%
66% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.969 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.452 g
37% 45% 19%
Saturated Fat: 10.73 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 13.1 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.5 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +341.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1116.8%

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 Reeses cups
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ice cream Reeses cups Opinion
Net carbs 22.9g 51.76g Reeses cups
Protein 3.5g 10.24g Reeses cups
Fats 11g 30.53g Reeses cups
Carbs 23.6g 55.36g Reeses cups
Calories 207kcal 515kcal Reeses cups
Sugar 21.22g 47.17g Ice cream
Fiber 0.7g 3.6g Reeses cups
Calcium 128mg 78mg Ice cream
Iron 0.09mg 1.21mg Reeses cups
Magnesium 14mg 62mg Reeses cups
Phosphorus 105mg 161mg Reeses cups
Potassium 199mg 343mg Reeses cups
Sodium 80mg 357mg Ice cream
Zinc 0.69mg 1.28mg Reeses cups
Copper 0.023mg 0.24mg Reeses cups
Manganese 0.008mg 0mg Ice cream
Selenium 1.8µg 1.4µg Ice cream
Vitamin A 421IU 56IU Ice cream
Vitamin A RAE 118µg 17µg Ice cream
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.15mg Ice cream
Vitamin D 8IU 0IU Ice cream
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Ice cream
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0.3mg Ice cream
Vitamin B1 0.041mg 0.16mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B2 0.24mg 0.11mg Ice cream
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 4.49mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B5 0.581mg 0.62mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B6 0.048mg 0.1mg Reeses cups
Folate 5µg 50µg Reeses cups
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0.26µg Ice cream
Choline 26mg 35.4mg Reeses cups
Vitamin K 0.3µg 2µg Reeses cups
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 6mg Reeses cups
Saturated Fat 6.79g 10.73g Ice cream
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0g Ice cream
Monounsaturated Fat 2.969g 13.1g Reeses cups
Polyunsaturated fat 0.452g 5.5g Reeses cups

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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
24%
Reeses cups
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Ice cream
38%
Reeses cups

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in Sugar (difference - 25.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ice cream
Ice cream contains less Sodium (difference - 277mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.94g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Ice cream - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167575/nutrients
  2. Reeses cups - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168763/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.