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Mars vs. Halva — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mars and Halva different?

  • Mars is higher in Calcium, however, Halva is richer in Iron, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Halva is 46% higher.
  • Mars contains 3 times more Saturated Fat than Halva. While Mars contains 11.651g of Saturated Fat, Halva contains only 4.127g.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Candies, halavah, plain 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.
Mars
2
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8
Halva
Contains more Calcium +172.7%
Contains less Sodium -30.3%
Contains more Iron +426.7%
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 9.9% 170% 156% 260% 17% 25% 118% 401% 114% 63%
Contains more Calcium +172.7%
Contains less Sodium -30.3%
Contains more Iron +426.7%

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.
Mars
2
:
7
Halva
Contains more Vitamin A +8250%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
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 0.12% 0% 0% 0.33% 106% 20% 54% 10% 80% 49% 5% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +8250%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Mars
2
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3
Halva
Contains more Carbs +19.7%
Contains more Other +25.7%
Contains more Protein +191.8%
Contains more Fats +11.4%
Contains more Water +115.9%
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
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 Carbs +19.7%
Contains more Other +25.7%
Contains more Protein +191.8%
Contains more Fats +11.4%
Contains more Water +115.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Mars
0
:
3
Halva
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.6%
100%
Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
20% 39% 41%
Saturated Fat: 4.127 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.194 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.481 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mars Halva
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Halva Opinion
Net carbs 70.4g 55.99g Mars
Protein 4.28g 12.49g Halva
Fats 19.32g 21.52g Halva
Carbs 72.4g 60.49g Mars
Calories 475kcal 469kcal Mars
Sugar 58.94g Halva
Fiber 2g 4.5g Halva
Calcium 90mg 33mg Mars
Iron 0.86mg 4.53mg Halva
Magnesium 218mg Halva
Phosphorus 607mg Halva
Potassium 187mg Halva
Sodium 136mg 195mg Mars
Zinc 4.32mg Halva
Copper 1.202mg Halva
Manganese 0.873mg Halva
Selenium 11.5µg Halva
Vitamin A 167IU 2IU Mars
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0.1mg Mars
Vitamin B1 0.424mg Halva
Vitamin B2 0.088mg Halva
Vitamin B3 2.856mg Halva
Vitamin B5 0.174mg Halva
Vitamin B6 0.348mg Halva
Folate 65µg Halva
Vitamin B12 0.04µg Halva
Cholesterol 12mg 0mg Halva
Trans Fat 0.131g Halva
Saturated Fat 11.651g 4.127g Halva
Monounsaturated Fat 8.194g Halva
Polyunsaturated fat 8.481g Halva

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mars 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
1%
Mars
25%
Halva
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Mars
133%
Halva

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mars
Mars contains less Sodium (difference - 59mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mars
Mars is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Halva
Halva is lower in Sugar (difference - 58.94g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halva
Halva is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Halva
Halva is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.524g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Halva
Halva is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Halva
Halva is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Halva
Halva 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. 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.