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Mars vs. Chewing gum — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Mars and Chewing gum

  • Chewing gum has less Iron, and Calcium.
  • Mars covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 58% more than Chewing gum.
  • Chewing gum has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Chewing gum.

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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 +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 33% 0% 0% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%

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.
Mars
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 11% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +6340%
Contains more Other +475%
Contains more Carbs +33.6%
Contains more Water +52.9%
4% 19% 72% 2% 2%
Protein: 4.28 g
Fats: 19.32 g
Carbs: 72.4 g
Water: 1.7 g
Other: 2.3 g
97% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 96.7 g
Water: 2.6 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +6340%
Contains more Other +475%
Contains more Carbs +33.6%
Contains more Water +52.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.6%
100%
Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
16% 31% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.079 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.137 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mars Chewing gum
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mars Chewing gum Opinion
Net carbs 70.4g 94.3g Chewing gum
Protein 4.28g 0g Mars
Fats 19.32g 0.3g Mars
Carbs 72.4g 96.7g Chewing gum
Calories 475kcal 360kcal Mars
Sugar 58.94g 66.08g Mars
Fiber 2g 2.4g Chewing gum
Calcium 90mg 0mg Mars
Iron 0.86mg 0mg Mars
Potassium 2mg Chewing gum
Sodium 136mg 1mg Chewing gum
Selenium 0.6µg Chewing gum
Vitamin A 167IU 0IU Mars
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Mars
Cholesterol 12mg 0mg Chewing gum
Trans Fat 0.131g Chewing gum
Saturated Fat 11.651g 0.042g Chewing gum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.079g Chewing gum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.137g Chewing gum

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mars Chewing gum
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
1%
Mars
0%
Chewing gum
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Mars
0%
Chewing gum

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mars
Mars is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum contains less Sodium (difference - 135mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.609g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Mars - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168814/nutrients
  2. Chewing gum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168771/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.