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Mars vs. Twizzlers — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mars and Twizzlers

  • Twizzlers contain less Calcium, Iron, and Fiber than Mars.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Mars is 56% higher.
  • Twizzlers have 11 times less Calcium than Mars. Mars has 90mg of Calcium, while Twizzlers have 8mg.
  • Twizzlers are lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Candies, TWIZZLERS NIBS CHERRY BITS.

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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
3
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Contains more Calcium +1025%
Contains more Iron +207.1%
Contains less Sodium -30.3%
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 2.4% 11% 0% 10% 3.3% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +1025%
Contains more Iron +207.1%
Contains less Sodium -30.3%

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% 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
3
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Contains more Protein +86.1%
Contains more Fats +631.8%
Contains more Other +233.3%
Contains more Water +782.4%
Equal in Carbs - 79.37
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% 3% 79% 15%
Protein: 2.3 g
Fats: 2.64 g
Carbs: 79.37 g
Water: 15 g
Other: 0.69 g
Contains more Protein +86.1%
Contains more Fats +631.8%
Contains more Other +233.3%
Contains more Water +782.4%
Equal in Carbs - 79.37

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Mars
0
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Contains less Saturated Fat -95.4%
100%
Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
21% 73% 5%
Saturated Fat: 0.54 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.88 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.14 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mars Twizzlers Opinion
Net carbs 70.4g 78.77g Twizzlers
Protein 4.28g 2.3g Mars
Fats 19.32g 2.64g Mars
Carbs 72.4g 79.37g Twizzlers
Calories 475kcal 347kcal Mars
Sugar 58.94g 51.35g Twizzlers
Fiber 2g 0.6g Mars
Calcium 90mg 8mg Mars
Iron 0.86mg 0.28mg Mars
Phosphorus 24mg Twizzlers
Potassium 37mg Twizzlers
Sodium 136mg 195mg Mars
Vitamin A 167IU 0IU Mars
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Mars
Cholesterol 12mg 0mg Twizzlers
Trans Fat 0.131g Twizzlers
Saturated Fat 11.651g 0.54g Twizzlers
Monounsaturated Fat 1.88g Twizzlers
Polyunsaturated fat 0.14g Twizzlers

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mars Twizzlers
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%
Twizzlers
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Mars
5%
Twizzlers

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.59g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.111g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mars
Mars contains less Sodium (difference - 59mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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?
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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.

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. Twizzlers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167983/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.