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Jelly bean vs. Kit Kat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Jelly bean and Kit Kat?

  • The amount of Vitamin B12, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium in Kit Kat is higher than in Jelly bean.
  • Kit Kat's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 90% more.

We used Candies, jellybeans and Candies, KIT KAT Wafer Bar types in this article.

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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 +4066.7%
Contains more Iron +669.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1750%
Contains more Phosphorus +3275%
Contains more Potassium +524.3%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Copper +685.7%
Contains more Manganese +185.7%
Contains more Selenium +354.5%
Equal in Sodium - 54
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 5% 2% 2% 4% 7% 2% 10% 5% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 38% 38% 27% 58% 21% 8% 3% 74% 14% 28%
Contains more Calcium +4066.7%
Contains more Iron +669.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1750%
Contains more Phosphorus +3275%
Contains more Potassium +524.3%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Copper +685.7%
Contains more Manganese +185.7%
Contains more Selenium +354.5%
Equal in Sodium - 54

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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Kit Kat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2825%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1809.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +6150%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +7011.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 1% 3% 1% 1% 1% 0% 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 5% 7% 0% 0% 30% 49% 10% 39% 5% 11% 70% 17% 14%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2825%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1809.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +6150%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +7011.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +44.8%
Contains more Water +286.5%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +51880%
Contains more Other +1180%
94% 6%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.05 g
Carbs: 93.55 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 0.1 g
7% 26% 65%
Protein: 6.51 g
Fats: 25.99 g
Carbs: 64.59 g
Water: 1.63 g
Other: 1.28 g
Contains more Carbs +44.8%
Contains more Water +286.5%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +51880%
Contains more Other +1180%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jelly bean Kit Kat Opinion
Net carbs 93.35g 63.59g Jelly bean
Protein 0g 6.51g Kit Kat
Fats 0.05g 25.99g Kit Kat
Carbs 93.55g 64.59g Jelly bean
Calories 375kcal 518kcal Kit Kat
Starch 10.6g Kit Kat
Fructose 0.2g Kit Kat
Sugar 70g 48.68g Kit Kat
Fiber 0.2g 1g Kit Kat
Calcium 3mg 125mg Kit Kat
Iron 0.13mg 1mg Kit Kat
Magnesium 2mg 37mg Kit Kat
Phosphorus 4mg 135mg Kit Kat
Potassium 37mg 231mg Kit Kat
Sodium 50mg 54mg Jelly bean
Zinc 0.05mg 0.09mg Kit Kat
Copper 0.028mg 0.22mg Kit Kat
Manganese 0.035mg 0.1mg Kit Kat
Selenium 1.1µg 5µg Kit Kat
Vitamin A 0IU 81IU Kit Kat
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 24µg Kit Kat
Vitamin E 0mg 0.34mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B1 0.004mg 0.117mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B2 0.011mg 0.21mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B3 0.008mg 0.5mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B5 0.009mg 0.64mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B6 0.004mg 0.02mg Kit Kat
Folate 0µg 14µg Kit Kat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.56µg Kit Kat
Choline 0mg 31mg Kit Kat
Vitamin K 0µg 5.2µg Kit Kat
Tryptophan 0.09mg Kit Kat
Threonine 0.19mg Kit Kat
Isoleucine 0.28mg Kit Kat
Leucine 0.52mg Kit Kat
Lysine 0.28mg Kit Kat
Methionine 0.16mg Kit Kat
Phenylalanine 0.27mg Kit Kat
Valine 0.36mg Kit Kat
Histidine 0.11mg Kit Kat
Cholesterol 0mg 11mg Jelly bean
Trans Fat 0.099g Jelly bean
Saturated Fat 0g 17.953g Jelly bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 5.844g Kit Kat
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.895g Kit Kat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.075g Kit Kat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jelly bean Kit Kat
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
0%
Jelly bean
19%
Kit Kat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Jelly bean
30%
Kit Kat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kit Kat
Kit Kat is lower in Sugar (difference - 21.32g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kit Kat
Kit Kat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kit Kat
Kit Kat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kit Kat
Kit Kat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jelly bean
Jelly bean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Jelly bean
Jelly bean is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jelly bean
Jelly bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 17.953g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jelly bean
Jelly bean is cheaper (difference - $1)

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. Jelly bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167991/nutrients
  2. Kit Kat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167992/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.