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Mars vs. Sherbet — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mars and Sherbet different?

  • Mars has more Iron than Sherbet.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Mars is 52% higher.
  • Mars contains 6 times more Iron than Sherbet. While Mars contains 0.86mg of Iron, Sherbet contains only 0.14mg.
  • Sherbet has less Saturated Fat.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Sherbet, orange 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
:
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +514.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.2%
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 17% 6% 6% 18% 9% 6% 14% 10% 2% 9%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +514.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.2%

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
:
12
Sherbet
Contains more Vitamin A +263%
Contains more Vitamin C +360%
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 3% 1% 0% 8% 7% 23% 2% 14% 6% 3% 17% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +263%
Contains more Vitamin C +360%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Mars
4
:
Contains more Protein +289.1%
Contains more Fats +866%
Contains more Carbs +138.2%
Contains more Other +475%
Contains more Water +3788.2%
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
2% 30% 66%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 2 g
Carbs: 30.4 g
Water: 66.1 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +289.1%
Contains more Fats +866%
Contains more Carbs +138.2%
Contains more Other +475%
Contains more Water +3788.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Mars
0
:
Contains less Saturated Fat -90%
100%
Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
66% 30% 5%
Saturated Fat: 1.16 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.53 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.08 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -90%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mars Sherbet Opinion
Net carbs 70.4g 29.1g Mars
Protein 4.28g 1.1g Mars
Fats 19.32g 2g Mars
Carbs 72.4g 30.4g Mars
Calories 475kcal 144kcal Mars
Sugar 58.94g 24.32g Sherbet
Fiber 2g 1.3g Mars
Calcium 90mg 54mg Mars
Iron 0.86mg 0.14mg Mars
Magnesium 8mg Sherbet
Phosphorus 40mg Sherbet
Potassium 96mg Sherbet
Sodium 136mg 46mg Sherbet
Zinc 0.48mg Sherbet
Copper 0.028mg Sherbet
Manganese 0.011mg Sherbet
Selenium 1.5µg Sherbet
Vitamin A 167IU 46IU Mars
Vitamin A RAE 12µg Sherbet
Vitamin E 0.01mg Sherbet
Vitamin C 0.5mg 2.3mg Sherbet
Vitamin B1 0.027mg Sherbet
Vitamin B2 0.097mg Sherbet
Vitamin B3 0.063mg Sherbet
Vitamin B5 0.224mg Sherbet
Vitamin B6 0.023mg Sherbet
Folate 4µg Sherbet
Vitamin B12 0.13µg Sherbet
Choline 7.7mg Sherbet
Cholesterol 12mg 1mg Sherbet
Trans Fat 0.131g Sherbet
Saturated Fat 11.651g 1.16g Sherbet
Monounsaturated Fat 0.53g Sherbet
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g Sherbet

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mars Sherbet
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
6%
Sherbet
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Mars
9%
Sherbet

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sherbet
Sherbet is lower in Sugar (difference - 34.62g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sherbet
Sherbet contains less Sodium (difference - 90mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sherbet
Sherbet is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sherbet
Sherbet is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.491g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sherbet
Sherbet is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sherbet
Sherbet is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sherbet
Sherbet is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Sherbet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167577/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.