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

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A recap on differences between M&Ms Peanut and Caramello

  • M&Ms Peanut has more Fiber, Phosphorus, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however, Caramello is higher in Calcium.
  • Caramello covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 13% more than M&Ms Peanut.
  • Caramello contains 5 times less Polyunsaturated fat than M&Ms Peanut. M&Ms Peanut contains 3.456g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Caramello contains 0.63g.
  • M&Ms Peanut has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candies and Candies, CARAMELLO Candy 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 more Phosphorus +26.7%
Contains less Sodium -59%
Contains more Calcium +108.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.09
Equal in Potassium - 341
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 44% 50% 82% 31% 7% 48% 169% 87% 23%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 64% 41% 0% 65% 31% 16% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.7%
Contains less Sodium -59%
Contains more Calcium +108.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.09
Equal in Potassium - 341

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 +309.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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% 57% 0% 0% 16% 25% 64% 38% 21% 42% 40% 21% 8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +309.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +54.6%
Contains more Fats +23.3%
Contains more Water +173.8%
Contains more Other +50.7%
Equal in Carbs - 63.81
10% 26% 60% 2%
Protein: 9.57 g
Fats: 26.13 g
Carbs: 60.48 g
Water: 2.48 g
Other: 1.34 g
6% 21% 64% 7% 2%
Protein: 6.19 g
Fats: 21.19 g
Carbs: 63.81 g
Water: 6.79 g
Other: 2.02 g
Contains more Protein +54.6%
Contains more Fats +23.3%
Contains more Water +173.8%
Contains more Other +50.7%
Equal in Carbs - 63.81

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -20.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +52.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +448.6%
47% 37% 16%
Saturated Fat: 10.169 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.086 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.456 g
68% 28% 3%
Saturated Fat: 12.72 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.29 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.63 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -20.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +52.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +448.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient M&Ms Peanut Caramello Opinion
Net carbs 56.78g 62.61g Caramello
Protein 9.57g 6.19g M&Ms Peanut
Fats 26.13g 21.19g M&Ms Peanut
Carbs 60.48g 63.81g Caramello
Calories 515kcal 462kcal M&Ms Peanut
Sugar 50.75g 56.92g M&Ms Peanut
Fiber 3.7g 1.2g M&Ms Peanut
Calcium 102mg 213mg Caramello
Iron 1.16mg 1.09mg M&Ms Peanut
Magnesium 69mg M&Ms Peanut
Phosphorus 190mg 150mg M&Ms Peanut
Potassium 347mg 341mg M&Ms Peanut
Sodium 50mg 122mg M&Ms Peanut
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 303IU Caramello
Vitamin A RAE 22µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin E 2.85mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin C 0mg 1.7mg Caramello
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 27mg M&Ms Peanut
Trans Fat 0.328g Caramello
Saturated Fat 10.169g 12.72g M&Ms Peanut
Monounsaturated Fat 8.086g 5.29g M&Ms Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 3.456g 0.63g M&Ms Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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M&Ms Peanut Caramello
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
2%
Caramello
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
M&Ms Peanut
22%
Caramello

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut contains less Sodium (difference - 72mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.551g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Caramello
Caramello 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. Caramello - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167975/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.