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

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A recap on differences between M&Ms Peanut and Milky way

  • Milky way has less Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin E , Folate, Magnesium, Fiber, Zinc, and Vitamin B5.
  • M&Ms Peanut covers your daily Copper needs 40% more than Milky way.
  • Milky way contains 22 times less Vitamin B3 than M&Ms Peanut. M&Ms Peanut contains 3.362mg of Vitamin B3, while Milky way contains 0.154mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candies and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, MILKY WAY 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 Iron +136.7%
Contains more Magnesium +245%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.6%
Contains more Potassium +179.8%
Contains less Sodium -70.1%
Contains more Zinc +155.1%
Contains more Copper +243.5%
Contains more Manganese +351.7%
Contains more Selenium +105%
Contains more Calcium +12.7%
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 35% 19% 15% 29% 11% 22% 19% 49% 20% 11%
Contains more Iron +136.7%
Contains more Magnesium +245%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.6%
Contains more Potassium +179.8%
Contains less Sodium -70.1%
Contains more Zinc +155.1%
Contains more Copper +243.5%
Contains more Manganese +351.7%
Contains more Selenium +105%
Contains more Calcium +12.7%

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 E +220.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2083.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +304.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +542.9%
Contains more Folate +1275%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +48.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +20%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.103
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 57% 0% 0% 16% 25% 64% 38% 21% 42% 40% 8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 18% 12% 3% 12% 24% 3% 10% 4% 3% 23% 10%
Contains more Vitamin E +220.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2083.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +304.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +542.9%
Contains more Folate +1275%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +48.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +20%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.103

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +138.7%
Contains more Fats +51.7%
Contains more Carbs +17.7%
Contains more Water +154%
Equal in Other - 1.29
10% 26% 60% 2%
Protein: 9.57 g
Fats: 26.13 g
Carbs: 60.48 g
Water: 2.48 g
Other: 1.34 g
4% 17% 71% 6%
Protein: 4.01 g
Fats: 17.23 g
Carbs: 71.17 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 1.29 g
Contains more Protein +138.7%
Contains more Fats +51.7%
Contains more Carbs +17.7%
Contains more Water +154%
Equal in Other - 1.29

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -15.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +262.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1229.2%
47% 37% 16%
Saturated Fat: 10.169 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.086 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.456 g
83% 15% 2%
Saturated Fat: 12.016 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.23 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.26 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -15.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +262.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1229.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient M&Ms Peanut Milky way Opinion
Net carbs 56.78g 70.17g Milky way
Protein 9.57g 4.01g M&Ms Peanut
Fats 26.13g 17.23g M&Ms Peanut
Carbs 60.48g 71.17g Milky way
Calories 515kcal 456kcal M&Ms Peanut
Sugar 50.75g 59.69g M&Ms Peanut
Fiber 3.7g 1g M&Ms Peanut
Calcium 102mg 115mg Milky way
Iron 1.16mg 0.49mg M&Ms Peanut
Magnesium 69mg 20mg M&Ms Peanut
Phosphorus 190mg 67mg M&Ms Peanut
Potassium 347mg 124mg M&Ms Peanut
Sodium 50mg 167mg M&Ms Peanut
Zinc 1.76mg 0.69mg M&Ms Peanut
Copper 0.505mg 0.147mg M&Ms Peanut
Manganese 0.664mg 0.147mg M&Ms Peanut
Selenium 4.1µg 2µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin A 74IU 110IU Milky way
Vitamin A RAE 22µg 31µg Milky way
Vitamin E 2.85mg 0.89mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin D 0IU 16IU Milky way
Vitamin D 0µg 0.4µg Milky way
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Milky way
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.046mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B2 0.106mg 0.103mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B3 3.362mg 0.154mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B5 0.627mg 0.155mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.014mg M&Ms Peanut
Folate 55µg 4µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B12 0.32µg 0.18µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin K 3µg 3.6µg Milky way
Cholesterol 8mg 9mg M&Ms Peanut
Trans Fat 0.328g 0.206g Milky way
Saturated Fat 10.169g 12.016g M&Ms Peanut
Monounsaturated Fat 8.086g 2.23g M&Ms Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 3.456g 0.26g M&Ms Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
M&Ms Peanut Milky way
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
10%
Milky way
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
M&Ms Peanut
23%
Milky way

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut contains less Sodium (difference - 117mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.847g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
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 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. Milky way - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168756/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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