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MARS vs Snickers - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between MARS and Snickers

    The food types used in this comparison are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, SNICKERS CRUNCHER.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
    MARS
    2
    :
    Contains more Iron +26.5%
    Contains less Sodium -28%
    Equal in Calcium - 90
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 27% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 18%
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 26% 27% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 25%
    Contains more Iron +26.5%
    Contains less Sodium -28%
    Equal in Calcium - 90

    Vitamin Comparison

    Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
    MARS
    1
    :
    Contains more Vitamin A +39.2%
    Equal in Vitamin C - 0.5
    Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 11% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
    Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
    Contains more Vitamin A +39.2%
    Equal in Vitamin C - 0.5

    Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

    The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
    Vitamin Summary Score
    1
    MARS
    1
    Snickers
    Mineral Summary Score
    10
    MARS
    10
    Snickers

    Macronutrients Comparison

    Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
    Protein
    26%
    MARS
    41%
    Snickers
    Carbohydrates
    72%
    MARS
    63%
    Snickers
    Fats
    89%
    MARS
    113%
    Snickers

    Comparison summary table

    Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
    MARS Snickers
    Lower in Cholesterol ok
    Lower in Sugar ok
    Lower in glycemic index ok
    Lower in Sodium ok
    Lower in Saturated Fat ok
    Lower in price Equal
    Rich in minerals Equal
    Rich in vitamins Equal

    Which food is preferable for your diet?

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    ok
    is better in case of low diet
    MARS Snickers
    Low Calories diet ok
    Low Fats diet ok
    Low Carbs diet ok
    Low glycemic index diet ok

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    Comparison summary

    Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
    Snickers
    Snickers is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
    Which food is lower in Sugar?
    Snickers
    Snickers is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.4g)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Snickers
    Snickers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
    Which food contains less Sodium?
    MARS
    MARS contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
    Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
    MARS
    MARS is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.052g)
    Which food is cheaper?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
    Which food is richer in minerals?
    ?
    It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
    ?
    It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient MARS Snickers Opinion
    Calories 475 488 Snickers
    Protein 4.28 6.86 Snickers
    Fats 19.32 24.38 Snickers
    Vitamin C 0.5 0.5
    Carbs 72.4 62.85 MARS
    Cholesterol 12 9 Snickers
    Vitamin D
    Iron 0.86 0.68 MARS
    Calcium 90 90
    Potassium
    Magnesium
    Sugar 58.94 46.54 Snickers
    Fiber 2 1.9 MARS
    Copper
    Zinc
    Starch
    Phosphorus
    Sodium 136 189 MARS
    Vitamin A 167 120 MARS
    Vitamin E
    Vitamin D
    Vitamin B1
    Vitamin B2
    Vitamin B3
    Vitamin B5
    Vitamin B6
    Vitamin B12
    Vitamin K
    Folate
    Trans Fat 0.131 0.394 MARS
    Saturated Fat 11.651 12.703 MARS
    Monounsaturated Fat
    Polyunsaturated fat
    Tryptophan
    Threonine
    Isoleucine
    Leucine
    Lysine
    Methionine
    Phenylalanine
    Valine
    Histidine
    Fructose

    References

    The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

    1. MARS - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168814/nutrients
    2. Snickers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169663/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.