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Mars vs. Icing — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mars and Icing

  • Mars has more Iron, Calcium, and Fiber than Icing.
  • Mars's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 43% more.
  • Icing contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Frostings, vanilla, creamy, ready-to-eat.

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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
3
:
7
Icing
Contains more Calcium +2900%
Contains more Iron +437.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.1%
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 0.9% 6% 0.71% 7.7% 3% 24% 1.9% 0% 0% 0.55%
Contains more Calcium +2900%
Contains more Iron +437.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.1%

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
:
11
Icing
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% 31% 0% 0% 2.5% 70% 4.1% 3.3% 0% 6% 0% 1.3% 33%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Mars
4
:
1
Icing
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +19%
Contains more Other +184%
Contains more Water +786.5%
Equal in Carbs - 67.89
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
16% 68% 15%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 16.23 g
Carbs: 67.89 g
Water: 15.07 g
Other: 0.81 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +19%
Contains more Other +184%
Contains more Water +786.5%
Equal in Carbs - 67.89

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Mars
0
:
3
Icing
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.5%
100%
Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
19% 31% 50%
Saturated Fat: 2.974 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.951 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mars Icing
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 Icing Opinion
Net carbs 70.4g 67.89g Mars
Protein 4.28g 0g Mars
Fats 19.32g 16.23g Mars
Carbs 72.4g 67.89g Mars
Calories 475kcal 418kcal Mars
Sugar 58.94g 63.1g Mars
Fiber 2g 0g Mars
Calcium 90mg 3mg Mars
Iron 0.86mg 0.16mg Mars
Magnesium 1mg Icing
Phosphorus 18mg Icing
Potassium 34mg Icing
Sodium 136mg 184mg Mars
Zinc 0.07mg Icing
Selenium 0.1µg Icing
Vitamin A 167IU 0IU Mars
Vitamin E 1.53mg Icing
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Mars
Vitamin B1 0.01mg Icing
Vitamin B2 0.302mg Icing
Vitamin B3 0.22mg Icing
Vitamin B5 0.055mg Icing
Folate 8µg Icing
Choline 2.3mg Icing
Vitamin K 13µg Icing
Cholesterol 12mg 0mg Icing
Trans Fat 0.131g 0g Icing
Saturated Fat 11.651g 2.974g Icing
Monounsaturated Fat 4.86g Icing
Polyunsaturated fat 7.951g Icing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mars Icing
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
12%
Icing
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Mars
4%
Icing

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mars
Mars is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.16g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mars
Mars contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Icing
Icing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Icing
Icing is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.677g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Icing
Icing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Icing
Icing is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Icing
Icing is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Icing
Icing 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. Icing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169620/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.