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Mars vs. Molasses — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Mars and Molasses?

  • Mars is richer in Fiber, yet Molasses are richer in Iron, and Calcium.
  • Mars's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 58% higher.
  • Molasses contain less Saturated Fat.

We used Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Molasses types in this comparison.

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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 +127.8%
Contains more Iron +448.8%
Contains less Sodium -72.8%
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 62% 177% 173% 13% 129% 4.8% 7.9% 162% 200% 97%
Contains more Calcium +127.8%
Contains more Iron +448.8%
Contains less Sodium -72.8%

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
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% 0% 0% 0% 10% 0.46% 17% 48% 155% 0% 0% 7.3% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Mars
2
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Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +19220%
Contains more Water +1186.5%
Contains more Other +43.5%
Equal in Carbs - 74.73
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
75% 22% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 74.73 g
Water: 21.87 g
Other: 3.3 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +19220%
Contains more Water +1186.5%
Contains more Other +43.5%
Equal in Carbs - 74.73

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Mars
0
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Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%
100%
Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
18% 32% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mars Molasses Opinion
Net carbs 70.4g 74.73g Molasses
Protein 4.28g 0g Mars
Fats 19.32g 0.1g Mars
Carbs 72.4g 74.73g Molasses
Calories 475kcal 290kcal Mars
Fructose 12.79g Molasses
Sugar 58.94g 74.72g Mars
Fiber 2g 0g Mars
Calcium 90mg 205mg Molasses
Iron 0.86mg 4.72mg Molasses
Magnesium 242mg Molasses
Phosphorus 31mg Molasses
Potassium 1464mg Molasses
Sodium 136mg 37mg Molasses
Zinc 0.29mg Molasses
Copper 0.487mg Molasses
Manganese 1.53mg Molasses
Selenium 17.8µg Molasses
Vitamin A 167IU 0IU Mars
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Mars
Vitamin B1 0.041mg Molasses
Vitamin B2 0.002mg Molasses
Vitamin B3 0.93mg Molasses
Vitamin B5 0.804mg Molasses
Vitamin B6 0.67mg Molasses
Choline 13.3mg Molasses
Cholesterol 12mg 0mg Molasses
Trans Fat 0.131g Molasses
Saturated Fat 11.651g 0.018g Molasses
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g Molasses
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g Molasses

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mars Molasses
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
18%
Molasses
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Mars
103%
Molasses

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Molasses
Molasses contains less Sodium (difference - 99mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Molasses
Molasses is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Molasses
Molasses is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.633g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Molasses
Molasses is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Molasses
Molasses is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mars
Mars is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.78g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mars
Mars is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)

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. Molasses - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168820/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.