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Mars vs. Cocoa bean — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mars and Cocoa bean different?

  • Cocoa bean is higher than Mars in Iron, and Fiber.
  • Cocoa bean covers your daily need of Iron 183% more than Mars.
  • Mars contains 33 times more Sugar than Cocoa bean. Mars contains 58.94g of Sugar, while Cocoa bean contains 1.76g.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened, processed with alkali types were 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.
Mars
0
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Contains more Calcium +23.3%
Contains more Iron +1704.7%
Contains less Sodium -86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 32% 0% 0% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 33% 582% 340% 312% 221% 2.5% 174% 1202% 487% 72%
Contains more Calcium +23.3%
Contains more Iron +1704.7%
Contains less Sodium -86%

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
2
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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 10% 0% 0% 1.7% 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% 2% 0% 0% 28% 106% 45% 15% 27% 24% 0% 6.2% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +47.5%
Contains more Carbs +24.2%
Contains more Protein +322.9%
Contains more Water +58.8%
Contains more Other +239.1%
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
18% 13% 58% 3% 8%
Protein: 18.1 g
Fats: 13.1 g
Carbs: 58.3 g
Water: 2.7 g
Other: 7.8 g
Contains more Fats +47.5%
Contains more Carbs +24.2%
Contains more Protein +322.9%
Contains more Water +58.8%
Contains more Other +239.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.4%
100%
Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
62% 35% 3%
Saturated Fat: 7.76 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.39 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.42 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mars Cocoa bean
Lower in price ok
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mars Cocoa bean Opinion
Net carbs 70.4g 28.5g Mars
Protein 4.28g 18.1g Cocoa bean
Fats 19.32g 13.1g Mars
Carbs 72.4g 58.3g Mars
Calories 475kcal 220kcal Mars
Sugar 58.94g 1.76g Cocoa bean
Fiber 2g 29.8g Cocoa bean
Calcium 90mg 111mg Cocoa bean
Iron 0.86mg 15.52mg Cocoa bean
Magnesium 476mg Cocoa bean
Phosphorus 728mg Cocoa bean
Potassium 2509mg Cocoa bean
Sodium 136mg 19mg Cocoa bean
Zinc 6.37mg Cocoa bean
Copper 3.607mg Cocoa bean
Manganese 3.737mg Cocoa bean
Selenium 13.2µg Cocoa bean
Vitamin A 167IU 0IU Mars
Vitamin E 0.1mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Mars
Vitamin B1 0.11mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B2 0.46mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B3 2.4mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B5 0.254mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B6 0.118mg Cocoa bean
Folate 32µg Cocoa bean
Choline 11.4mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin K 2.4µg Cocoa bean
Tryptophan 0.271mg Cocoa bean
Threonine 0.716mg Cocoa bean
Isoleucine 0.701mg Cocoa bean
Leucine 1.097mg Cocoa bean
Lysine 0.907mg Cocoa bean
Methionine 0.187mg Cocoa bean
Phenylalanine 0.869mg Cocoa bean
Valine 1.086mg Cocoa bean
Histidine 0.312mg Cocoa bean
Cholesterol 12mg 0mg Cocoa bean
Trans Fat 0.131g Cocoa bean
Saturated Fat 11.651g 7.76g Cocoa bean
Monounsaturated Fat 4.39g Cocoa bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.42g Cocoa bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mars Cocoa bean
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
20%
Cocoa bean
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Mars
343%
Cocoa bean

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Mars
Mars is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 57.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean contains less Sodium (difference - 117mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.891g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean 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. Cocoa bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169594/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.