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

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What are the differences between M&Ms Peanut and Halva?

  • M&Ms Peanut is higher in Vitamin B12, yet Halva is higher in Copper, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Selenium.
  • Halva's daily need coverage for Copper is 77% more.
  • M&Ms Peanut has 8 times more Vitamin B12 than Halva. While M&Ms Peanut has 0.32µg of Vitamin B12, Halva has only 0.04µg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Halva is lower.

We used Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candies and Candies, halavah, plain types 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 +209.1%
Contains more Potassium +85.6%
Contains less Sodium -74.4%
Contains more Iron +290.5%
Contains more Magnesium +215.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +219.5%
Contains more Zinc +145.5%
Contains more Copper +138%
Contains more Manganese +31.5%
Contains more Selenium +180.5%
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 10% 170% 156% 261% 17% 26% 118% 401% 114% 63%
Contains more Calcium +209.1%
Contains more Potassium +85.6%
Contains less Sodium -74.4%
Contains more Iron +290.5%
Contains more Magnesium +215.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +219.5%
Contains more Zinc +145.5%
Contains more Copper +138%
Contains more Manganese +31.5%
Contains more Selenium +180.5%

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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Halva
Contains more Vitamin A +3600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +260.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +700%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +573%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +286.7%
Contains more Folate +18.2%
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 1% 0% 0% 1% 106% 21% 54% 11% 81% 49% 5% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +3600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +260.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +700%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +573%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +286.7%
Contains more Folate +18.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +21.4%
Contains more Protein +30.5%
Contains more Water +48%
Contains more Other +36.6%
Equal in Carbs - 60.49
10% 26% 60% 2%
Protein: 9.57 g
Fats: 26.13 g
Carbs: 60.48 g
Water: 2.48 g
Other: 1.34 g
12% 22% 60% 4% 2%
Protein: 12.49 g
Fats: 21.52 g
Carbs: 60.49 g
Water: 3.67 g
Other: 1.83 g
Contains more Fats +21.4%
Contains more Protein +30.5%
Contains more Water +48%
Contains more Other +36.6%
Equal in Carbs - 60.49

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +145.4%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.194
47% 37% 16%
Saturated Fat: 10.169 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.086 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.456 g
20% 39% 41%
Saturated Fat: 4.127 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.194 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.481 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +145.4%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.194

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient M&Ms Peanut Halva Opinion
Net carbs 56.78g 55.99g M&Ms Peanut
Protein 9.57g 12.49g Halva
Fats 26.13g 21.52g M&Ms Peanut
Carbs 60.48g 60.49g Halva
Calories 515kcal 469kcal M&Ms Peanut
Sugar 50.75g Halva
Fiber 3.7g 4.5g Halva
Calcium 102mg 33mg M&Ms Peanut
Iron 1.16mg 4.53mg Halva
Magnesium 69mg 218mg Halva
Phosphorus 190mg 607mg Halva
Potassium 347mg 187mg M&Ms Peanut
Sodium 50mg 195mg M&Ms Peanut
Zinc 1.76mg 4.32mg Halva
Copper 0.505mg 1.202mg Halva
Manganese 0.664mg 0.873mg Halva
Selenium 4.1µg 11.5µg Halva
Vitamin A 74IU 2IU M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin A RAE 22µg 0µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin E 2.85mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin C 0mg 0.1mg Halva
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.424mg Halva
Vitamin B2 0.106mg 0.088mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B3 3.362mg 2.856mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B5 0.627mg 0.174mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.348mg Halva
Folate 55µg 65µg Halva
Vitamin B12 0.32µg 0.04µg M&Ms Peanut
Choline 37.3mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin K 3µg M&Ms Peanut
Cholesterol 8mg 0mg Halva
Trans Fat 0.328g Halva
Saturated Fat 10.169g 4.127g Halva
Monounsaturated Fat 8.086g 8.194g Halva
Polyunsaturated fat 3.456g 8.481g Halva

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
M&Ms Peanut Halva
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
25%
Halva
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
M&Ms Peanut
133%
Halva

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut contains less Sodium (difference - 145mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Halva
Halva is lower in Sugar (difference - 50.75g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halva
Halva is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Halva
Halva is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.042g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Halva
Halva is relatively richer in minerals

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. Halva - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167996/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.