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

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How are M&Ms Peanut and Corn syrup different?

  • M&Ms Peanut has more Copper, Phosphorus, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin E , Zinc, Fiber, Magnesium, and Folate than Corn syrup.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from M&Ms Peanut is 51% higher.
  • Corn syrup has less Saturated Fat.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candies and Syrups, corn, dark are the varieties used 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 +466.7%
Contains more Iron +213.5%
Contains more Magnesium +762.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +1627.3%
Contains more Potassium +688.6%
Contains less Sodium -67.7%
Contains more Zinc +4300%
Contains more Copper +852.8%
Contains more Manganese +564%
Contains more Selenium +41.4%
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 6% 14% 6% 5% 4% 21% 2% 18% 14% 16%
Contains more Calcium +466.7%
Contains more Iron +213.5%
Contains more Magnesium +762.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +1627.3%
Contains more Potassium +688.6%
Contains less Sodium -67.7%
Contains more Zinc +4300%
Contains more Copper +852.8%
Contains more Manganese +564%
Contains more Selenium +41.4%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +472.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1077.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16710%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2626.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +900%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +180.5%
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 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 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 3% 1% 2% 3% 0% 0% 8% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +472.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1077.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16710%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2626.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +900%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +180.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +235%
Contains more Carbs +28.3%
Contains more Water +787.5%
10% 26% 60% 2%
Protein: 9.57 g
Fats: 26.13 g
Carbs: 60.48 g
Water: 2.48 g
Other: 1.34 g
78% 22%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 77.59 g
Water: 22.01 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +235%
Contains more Carbs +28.3%
Contains more Water +787.5%

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 Corn syrup
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient M&Ms Peanut Corn syrup Opinion
Net carbs 56.78g 77.59g Corn syrup
Protein 9.57g 0g M&Ms Peanut
Fats 26.13g 0g M&Ms Peanut
Carbs 60.48g 77.59g Corn syrup
Calories 515kcal 286kcal M&Ms Peanut
Sugar 50.75g 77.59g M&Ms Peanut
Fiber 3.7g 0g M&Ms Peanut
Calcium 102mg 18mg M&Ms Peanut
Iron 1.16mg 0.37mg M&Ms Peanut
Magnesium 69mg 8mg M&Ms Peanut
Phosphorus 190mg 11mg M&Ms Peanut
Potassium 347mg 44mg M&Ms Peanut
Sodium 50mg 155mg M&Ms Peanut
Zinc 1.76mg 0.04mg M&Ms Peanut
Copper 0.505mg 0.053mg M&Ms Peanut
Manganese 0.664mg 0.1mg M&Ms Peanut
Selenium 4.1µg 2.9µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin A 74IU 0IU M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin A RAE 22µg 0µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin E 2.85mg 0mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.011mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B2 0.106mg 0.009mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B3 3.362mg 0.02mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B5 0.627mg 0.023mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.009mg M&Ms Peanut
Folate 55µg 0µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B12 0.32µg 0µg M&Ms Peanut
Choline 37.3mg 13.3mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin K 3µg 0µg M&Ms Peanut
Cholesterol 8mg 0mg Corn syrup
Trans Fat 0.328g Corn syrup
Saturated Fat 10.169g 0g Corn syrup
Monounsaturated Fat 8.086g 0g M&Ms Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 3.456g 0g M&Ms Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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M&Ms Peanut Corn syrup
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
1%
Corn syrup
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
M&Ms Peanut
10%
Corn syrup

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in Sugar (difference - 26.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut contains less Sodium (difference - 105mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is cheaper?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
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 Cholesterol?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.169g)

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. Corn syrup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168836/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.