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Fruit preserves vs. Candy bar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Fruit preserves and Candy bar

  • Candy bar is richer than Fruit preserves in Vitamin B6, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin E , Magnesium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Candy bar is 11768% higher.
  • Fruit preserves contain less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Jams and preserves and Candies, peanut bar.

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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 less Sodium -79.5%
Contains more Calcium +290%
Contains more Iron +98%
Contains more Magnesium +2650%
Contains more Phosphorus +1521.1%
Contains more Potassium +428.6%
Contains more Zinc +6466.7%
Contains more Copper +674%
Contains more Manganese +3007.5%
Contains more Selenium +135%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 19% 3% 9% 7% 5% 2% 34% 6% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 37% 79% 132% 36% 21% 108% 258% 163% 26%
Contains less Sodium -79.5%
Contains more Calcium +290%
Contains more Iron +98%
Contains more Magnesium +2650%
Contains more Phosphorus +1521.1%
Contains more Potassium +428.6%
Contains more Zinc +6466.7%
Contains more Copper +674%
Contains more Manganese +3007.5%
Contains more Selenium +135%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +3316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +525%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21905.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +4050%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +764900%
Contains more Folate +581.8%
Contains more Choline +188.2%
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% 3% 0% 30% 4% 18% 1% 2% 5% 9% 0% 6% 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% 82% 0% 0% 25% 33% 149% 50% 35308% 57% 0% 17% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +3316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +525%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21905.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +4050%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +764900%
Contains more Folate +581.8%
Contains more Choline +188.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +45.3%
Contains more Water +1804.4%
Contains more Protein +4089.2%
Contains more Fats +48042.9%
Contains more Other +682.6%
69% 30%
Protein: 0.37 g
Fats: 0.07 g
Carbs: 68.86 g
Water: 30.47 g
Other: 0.23 g
16% 34% 47% 2%
Protein: 15.5 g
Fats: 33.7 g
Carbs: 47.4 g
Water: 1.6 g
Other: 1.8 g
Contains more Carbs +45.3%
Contains more Water +1804.4%
Contains more Protein +4089.2%
Contains more Fats +48042.9%
Contains more Other +682.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +43902.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
21% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.038 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
15% 52% 33%
Saturated Fat: 4.678 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 16.721 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 10.65 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +43902.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fruit preserves Candy bar Opinion
Net carbs 67.76g 43.3g Fruit preserves
Protein 0.37g 15.5g Candy bar
Fats 0.07g 33.7g Candy bar
Carbs 68.86g 47.4g Fruit preserves
Calories 278kcal 522kcal Candy bar
Sugar 48.5g 42.22g Candy bar
Fiber 1.1g 4.1g Candy bar
Calcium 20mg 78mg Candy bar
Iron 0.49mg 0.97mg Candy bar
Magnesium 4mg 110mg Candy bar
Phosphorus 19mg 308mg Candy bar
Potassium 77mg 407mg Candy bar
Sodium 32mg 156mg Fruit preserves
Zinc 0.06mg 3.94mg Candy bar
Copper 0.1mg 0.774mg Candy bar
Manganese 0.04mg 1.243mg Candy bar
Selenium 2µg 4.7µg Candy bar
Vitamin E 0.12mg 4.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin C 8.8mg 0mg Fruit preserves
Vitamin B1 0.016mg 0.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.14mg Candy bar
Vitamin B3 0.036mg 7.922mg Candy bar
Vitamin B5 0.02mg 0.83mg Candy bar
Vitamin B6 0.02mg 153mg Candy bar
Folate 11µg 75µg Candy bar
Choline 10.2mg 29.4mg Candy bar
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.149mg Candy bar
Threonine 0.023mg 0.52mg Candy bar
Isoleucine 0.017mg 0.534mg Candy bar
Leucine 0.037mg 0.986mg Candy bar
Lysine 0.03mg 0.545mg Candy bar
Methionine 0.001mg 0.185mg Candy bar
Phenylalanine 0.021mg 0.787mg Candy bar
Valine 0.021mg 0.638mg Candy bar
Histidine 0.014mg 0.385mg Candy bar
Saturated Fat 0.01g 4.678g Fruit preserves
Monounsaturated Fat 0.038g 16.721g Candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 10.65g Candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fruit preserves Candy bar
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
6%
Fruit preserves
2748%
Candy bar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Fruit preserves
88%
Candy bar

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fruit preserves
Fruit preserves contains less Sodium (difference - 124mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit preserves
Fruit preserves is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.668g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.28g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Candy bar
Candy bar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Candy bar
Candy bar 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (51)
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. Fruit preserves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169641/nutrients
  2. Candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169585/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.