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M&Ms Peanut vs. After eight — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between M&Ms Peanut and After eight

  • The amount of Calcium, Iron, and Fiber in M&Ms Peanut is higher than in After eight.
  • M&Ms Peanut contains 8 times more Calcium than After eight. While M&Ms Peanut contains 102mg of Calcium, After eight contains only 13mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in After eight is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candies and Candies, NESTLE, AFTER EIGHT Mints.

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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 +684.6%
Contains more Iron +103.5%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 44% 49% 81% 31% 6.5% 48% 168% 87% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.9% 21% 0% 0% 0% 0.13% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +684.6%
Contains more Iron +103.5%
Contains less Sodium -98%

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 +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4.4% 57% 0% 0% 16% 24% 63% 38% 21% 41% 40% 20% 7.5%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +473.1%
Contains more Fats +119.6%
Contains more Other +123.3%
Contains more Carbs +31.5%
Contains more Water +154%
10% 26% 60% 2%
Protein: 9.57 g
Fats: 26.13 g
Carbs: 60.48 g
Water: 2.48 g
Other: 1.34 g
2% 12% 80% 6%
Protein: 1.67 g
Fats: 11.9 g
Carbs: 79.53 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 0.6 g
Contains more Protein +473.1%
Contains more Fats +119.6%
Contains more Other +123.3%
Contains more Carbs +31.5%
Contains more Water +154%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -18.1%
47% 37% 16%
Saturated Fat: 10.169 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.086 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.456 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 8.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -18.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
M&Ms Peanut After eight
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient M&Ms Peanut After eight Opinion
Net carbs 56.78g 77.13g After eight
Protein 9.57g 1.67g M&Ms Peanut
Fats 26.13g 11.9g M&Ms Peanut
Carbs 60.48g 79.53g After eight
Calories 515kcal 432kcal M&Ms Peanut
Sugar 50.75g 66.6g M&Ms Peanut
Fiber 3.7g 2.4g M&Ms Peanut
Calcium 102mg 13mg M&Ms Peanut
Iron 1.16mg 0.57mg M&Ms Peanut
Magnesium 69mg M&Ms Peanut
Phosphorus 190mg M&Ms Peanut
Potassium 347mg M&Ms Peanut
Sodium 50mg 1mg After eight
Zinc 1.76mg M&Ms Peanut
Copper 0.505mg M&Ms Peanut
Manganese 0.664mg M&Ms Peanut
Selenium 4.1µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin A 74IU 0IU M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin A RAE 22µg 0µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin E 2.85mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B1 0.063mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B2 0.106mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B3 3.362mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B5 0.627mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.09mg M&Ms Peanut
Folate 55µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B12 0.32µg M&Ms Peanut
Choline 37.3mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin K 3µg M&Ms Peanut
Cholesterol 8mg 0mg After eight
Trans Fat 0.328g 0g After eight
Saturated Fat 10.169g 8.33g After eight
Monounsaturated Fat 8.086g M&Ms Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 3.456g M&Ms Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
M&Ms Peanut After eight
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
26%
M&Ms Peanut
0%
After eight
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
M&Ms Peanut
3%
After eight

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.85g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
After eight
After eight contains less Sodium (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
After eight
After eight is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
After eight
After eight is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.839g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
After eight
After eight is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
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. M&Ms Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169582/nutrients
  2. After eight - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168766/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.