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Jelly bean vs. Marshmallow — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Jelly bean and Marshmallow

  • Marshmallow is richer than Jelly bean in Copper.

Food types used in this article are Candies, jellybeans and Candies, marshmallows.

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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 Potassium +640%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Manganese +337.5%
Contains more Iron +76.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Copper +246.4%
Contains more Selenium +54.5%
Equal in Calcium - 3
Equal in Magnesium - 2
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 1% 9% 2% 4% 1% 11% 2% 33% 2% 10%
Contains more Potassium +640%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Manganese +337.5%
Contains more Iron +76.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Copper +246.4%
Contains more Selenium +54.5%
Equal in Calcium - 3
Equal in Magnesium - 2

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 B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +875%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +875%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +15.1%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +300%
Contains more Water +160.3%
Contains more Other +200%
94% 6%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.05 g
Carbs: 93.55 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 0.1 g
2% 81% 16%
Protein: 1.8 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 81.3 g
Water: 16.4 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Carbs +15.1%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +300%
Contains more Water +160.3%
Contains more Other +200%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jelly bean Marshmallow Opinion
Net carbs 93.35g 81.2g Jelly bean
Protein 0g 1.8g Marshmallow
Fats 0.05g 0.2g Marshmallow
Carbs 93.55g 81.3g Jelly bean
Calories 375kcal 318kcal Jelly bean
Sugar 70g 57.56g Marshmallow
Fiber 0.2g 0.1g Jelly bean
Calcium 3mg 3mg
Iron 0.13mg 0.23mg Marshmallow
Magnesium 2mg 2mg
Phosphorus 4mg 8mg Marshmallow
Potassium 37mg 5mg Jelly bean
Sodium 50mg 80mg Jelly bean
Zinc 0.05mg 0.04mg Jelly bean
Copper 0.028mg 0.097mg Marshmallow
Manganese 0.035mg 0.008mg Jelly bean
Selenium 1.1µg 1.7µg Marshmallow
Vitamin B1 0.004mg 0.001mg Jelly bean
Vitamin B2 0.011mg 0.001mg Jelly bean
Vitamin B3 0.008mg 0.078mg Marshmallow
Vitamin B5 0.009mg 0.005mg Jelly bean
Vitamin B6 0.004mg 0.003mg Jelly bean
Folate 0µg 1µg Marshmallow
Choline 0mg 0.1mg Marshmallow
Threonine 0.035mg Marshmallow
Isoleucine 0.028mg Marshmallow
Leucine 0.066mg Marshmallow
Lysine 0.077mg Marshmallow
Methionine 0.015mg Marshmallow
Phenylalanine 0.042mg Marshmallow
Valine 0.05mg Marshmallow
Histidine 0.017mg Marshmallow
Saturated Fat 0g 0.056g Jelly bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.08g Marshmallow
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.047g Marshmallow

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jelly bean Marshmallow
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
0%
Marshmallow
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Jelly bean
7%
Marshmallow

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.44g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jelly bean
Jelly bean contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jelly bean
Jelly bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jelly bean
Jelly bean is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Jelly bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167991/nutrients
  2. Marshmallow - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167995/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.