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MARS vs Snickers - In-Depth Nutrition 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" 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
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
Contains more Vitamin A +39.2%
Equal in Vitamin C - 0.5

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
1
MARS
1
Snickers
Mineral Summary Score
7
MARS
8
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 the food
Protein
26%
MARS
41%
Snickers
Carbohydrates
72%
MARS
63%
Snickers
Fats
89%
MARS
113%
Snickers

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
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 contains less Sugars?
Snickers
Snickers contains less Sugars (difference - 12.4g)
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 lower in glycemic index?
MARS
MARS is lower in glycemic index (difference - 55)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
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
Sugars 58.94 46.54 MARS
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, total
Folic acid (B9)
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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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

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