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Kit Kat vs. Starburst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Kit Kat and Starburst

  • Kit Kat is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1, yet Starburst is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Starburst covers your daily Vitamin C needs 65% more than Kit Kat.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Starburst is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, KIT KAT Wafer Bar and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits.

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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 +∞%
Contains more Iron +9900%
Contains more Magnesium +3600%
Contains more Phosphorus +2600%
Contains more Potassium +11450%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +1733.3%
Contains more Manganese +566.7%
Contains more Selenium +525%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 38% 38% 26% 58% 20% 7% 2.5% 73% 13% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0.38% 0.71% 2.1% 0.18% 0.26% 0% 4% 2% 4.4%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +9900%
Contains more Magnesium +3600%
Contains more Phosphorus +2600%
Contains more Potassium +11450%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +1733.3%
Contains more Manganese +566.7%
Contains more Selenium +525%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%

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.
Kit Kat
11
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Contains more Vitamin A +8000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +9900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1728.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +147.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.33
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4.9% 6.8% 0% 0% 29% 48% 9.4% 38% 4.6% 11% 70% 17% 13%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.06% 6.6% 0% 196% 0.25% 0.46% 0.09% 2.1% 0% 0.75% 0% 0% 5.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +8000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +9900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1728.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +147.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.33

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +1487.8%
Contains more Fats +216.6%
Contains more Other +326.7%
Contains more Carbs +27.8%
Contains more Water +422.1%
7% 26% 65%
Protein: 6.51 g
Fats: 25.99 g
Carbs: 64.59 g
Water: 1.63 g
Other: 1.28 g
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Protein +1487.8%
Contains more Fats +216.6%
Contains more Other +326.7%
Contains more Carbs +27.8%
Contains more Water +422.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.7%
73% 24% 4%
Saturated Fat: 17.953 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.844 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.895 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 7.778 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kit Kat Starburst Opinion
Net carbs 63.59g 82.57g Starburst
Protein 6.51g 0.41g Kit Kat
Fats 25.99g 8.21g Kit Kat
Carbs 64.59g 82.57g Starburst
Calories 518kcal 408kcal Kit Kat
Starch 10.6g Kit Kat
Fructose 0.2g Kit Kat
Sugar 48.68g 58.12g Kit Kat
Fiber 1g 0g Kit Kat
Calcium 125mg 0mg Kit Kat
Iron 1mg 0.01mg Kit Kat
Magnesium 37mg 1mg Kit Kat
Phosphorus 135mg 5mg Kit Kat
Potassium 231mg 2mg Kit Kat
Sodium 54mg 2mg Starburst
Zinc 0.09mg 0mg Kit Kat
Copper 0.22mg 0.012mg Kit Kat
Manganese 0.1mg 0.015mg Kit Kat
Selenium 5µg 0.8µg Kit Kat
Vitamin A 81IU 1IU Kit Kat
Vitamin A RAE 24µg 0µg Kit Kat
Vitamin E 0.34mg 0.33mg Kit Kat
Vitamin C 0mg 58.7mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.117mg 0.001mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B2 0.21mg 0.002mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.005mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B5 0.64mg 0.035mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B6 0.02mg 0mg Kit Kat
Folate 14µg 1µg Kit Kat
Vitamin B12 0.56µg 0µg Kit Kat
Choline 31mg 0mg Kit Kat
Vitamin K 5.2µg 2.1µg 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 11mg 0mg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.099g 0.141g Kit Kat
Saturated Fat 17.953g 7.778g Starburst
Monounsaturated Fat 5.844g 0g Kit Kat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.895g 0g 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
Kit Kat Starburst
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
19%
Kit Kat
16%
Starburst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Kit Kat
1%
Starburst

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.175g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Starburst
Starburst is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kit Kat
Kit Kat is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.44g)
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

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. Kit Kat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167992/nutrients
  2. Starburst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169590/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.