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Mars vs. Milky way — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mars and Milky way?

    We used Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, MILKY WAY Bar types 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
    :
    Contains more Iron +75.5%
    Contains less Sodium -18.6%
    Contains more Calcium +27.8%
    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 35% 19% 15% 29% 11% 22% 19% 49% 20% 11%
    Contains more Iron +75.5%
    Contains less Sodium -18.6%
    Contains more Calcium +27.8%

    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
    1
    :
    Contains more Vitamin A +51.8%
    Contains more Vitamin C +40%
    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 7% 18% 12% 3% 12% 24% 3% 10% 4% 3% 23% 9% 10%
    Contains more Vitamin A +51.8%
    Contains more Vitamin C +40%

    Macronutrient Comparison

    Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
    Mars
    4
    :
    Contains more Fats +12.1%
    Contains more Other +78.3%
    Contains more Water +270.6%
    Equal in Protein - 4.01
    Equal in Carbs - 71.17
    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
    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 Fats +12.1%
    Contains more Other +78.3%
    Contains more Water +270.6%
    Equal in Protein - 4.01
    Equal in Carbs - 71.17

    Fat Type Comparison

    Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
    Mars
    1
    :
    Equal in Saturated Fat - 12.016
    100%
    Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
    Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
    83% 15% 2%
    Saturated Fat: 12.016 g
    Monounsaturated Fat: 2.23 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 0.26 g
    Equal in Saturated Fat - 12.016

    Comparison summary table

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

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Mars Milky way Opinion
    Net carbs 70.4g 70.17g Mars
    Protein 4.28g 4.01g Mars
    Fats 19.32g 17.23g Mars
    Carbs 72.4g 71.17g Mars
    Calories 475kcal 456kcal Mars
    Sugar 58.94g 59.69g Mars
    Fiber 2g 1g Mars
    Calcium 90mg 115mg Milky way
    Iron 0.86mg 0.49mg Mars
    Magnesium 20mg Milky way
    Phosphorus 67mg Milky way
    Potassium 124mg Milky way
    Sodium 136mg 167mg Mars
    Zinc 0.69mg Milky way
    Copper 0.147mg Milky way
    Manganese 0.147mg Milky way
    Selenium 2µg Milky way
    Vitamin A 167IU 110IU Mars
    Vitamin A RAE 31µg Milky way
    Vitamin E 0.89mg Milky way
    Vitamin D 16IU Milky way
    Vitamin D 0.4µg Milky way
    Vitamin C 0.5mg 0.7mg Milky way
    Vitamin B1 0.046mg Milky way
    Vitamin B2 0.103mg Milky way
    Vitamin B3 0.154mg Milky way
    Vitamin B5 0.155mg Milky way
    Vitamin B6 0.014mg Milky way
    Folate 4µg Milky way
    Vitamin B12 0.18µg Milky way
    Choline 16.5mg Milky way
    Vitamin K 3.6µg Milky way
    Cholesterol 12mg 9mg Milky way
    Trans Fat 0.131g 0.206g Mars
    Saturated Fat 11.651g 12.016g Mars
    Monounsaturated Fat 2.23g Milky way
    Polyunsaturated fat 0.26g Milky way

    Which food is preferable for your diet?

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    ok
    is better in case of low diet
    Mars Milky way
    Low Fats diet ok
    Low Carbs diet ok
    Low Calories diet ok
    Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
    10%
    Milky way
    Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
    8%
    Mars
    23%
    Milky way

    Comparison summary

    Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
    Milky way
    Milky way is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
    Which food is cheaper?
    Milky way
    Milky way is cheaper (difference - $2)
    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Milky way
    Milky way is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
    Milky way
    Milky way is relatively richer in vitamins
    Which food is lower in Sugar?
    Mars
    Mars is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.75g)
    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Mars
    Mars contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
    Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
    Mars
    Mars is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.365g)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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    The foods have equal glycemic indexes (62)

    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. 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.

    Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.