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Mars vs. Stevia — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Mars and Stevia

  • The amount of Iron, Calcium, and Fiber in Mars is higher than in Stevia.
  • Mars covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 58% more than Stevia.
  • Stevia contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Sweetener, herbal extract powder from Stevia leaf.

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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
:
8
Stevia
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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
:
11
Stevia
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Mars
4
:
1
Stevia
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +38.1%
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
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 100 g
Water: 0 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +38.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mars Stevia Opinion
Net carbs 70.4g 100g Stevia
Protein 4.28g 0g Mars
Fats 19.32g 0g Mars
Carbs 72.4g 100g Stevia
Calories 475kcal 0kcal Mars
Sugar 58.94g 0g Stevia
Fiber 2g 0g Mars
Calcium 90mg 0mg Mars
Iron 0.86mg 0mg Mars
Sodium 136mg 0mg Stevia
Vitamin A 167IU 0IU Mars
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Mars
Cholesterol 12mg 0mg Stevia
Trans Fat 0.131g 0g Stevia
Saturated Fat 11.651g 0g Stevia

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mars Stevia
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
0%
Stevia
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Mars
0%
Stevia

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Stevia
Stevia is lower in Sugar (difference - 58.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Stevia
Stevia contains less Sodium (difference - 136mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Stevia
Stevia is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Stevia
Stevia is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.651g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Stevia
Stevia is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
Stevia
Stevia is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Stevia
Stevia is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Stevia
Stevia is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Stevia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170679/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.