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Marshmallow vs. Candy bar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Marshmallow and Candy bar

  • Marshmallow has less Vitamin B6, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin E , Magnesium, and Folate than Candy bar.
  • Candy bar covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 11769% more than Marshmallow.
  • Marshmallow has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Candies, marshmallows and Candies, peanut bar.

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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.
Contains less Sodium -48.7%
Contains more Calcium +2500%
Contains more Iron +321.7%
Contains more Magnesium +5400%
Contains more Phosphorus +3750%
Contains more Potassium +8040%
Contains more Zinc +9750%
Contains more Copper +697.9%
Contains more Manganese +15437.5%
Contains more Selenium +176.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0.9% 9% 1% 3% 0.44% 10% 1% 32% 1% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 36% 79% 132% 36% 20% 107% 258% 162% 26%
Contains less Sodium -48.7%
Contains more Calcium +2500%
Contains more Iron +321.7%
Contains more Magnesium +5400%
Contains more Phosphorus +3750%
Contains more Potassium +8040%
Contains more Zinc +9750%
Contains more Copper +697.9%
Contains more Manganese +15437.5%
Contains more Selenium +176.5%

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.
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Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +9900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10056.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16500%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5099900%
Contains more Folate +7400%
Contains more Choline +29300%
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% 0.25% 0.23% 1% 0.3% 0.69% 0.75% 0% 0.05% 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% 82% 0% 0% 25% 32% 149% 50% 35308% 56% 0% 16% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +9900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10056.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16500%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5099900%
Contains more Folate +7400%
Contains more Choline +29300%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +71.5%
Contains more Water +925%
Contains more Protein +761.1%
Contains more Fats +16750%
Contains more Other +500%
2% 81% 16%
Protein: 1.8 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 81.3 g
Water: 16.4 g
Other: 0.3 g
16% 34% 47% 2%
Protein: 15.5 g
Fats: 33.7 g
Carbs: 47.4 g
Water: 1.6 g
Other: 1.8 g
Contains more Carbs +71.5%
Contains more Water +925%
Contains more Protein +761.1%
Contains more Fats +16750%
Contains more Other +500%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +20801.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +22559.6%
31% 44% 26%
Saturated Fat: 0.056 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.08 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g
15% 52% 33%
Saturated Fat: 4.678 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 16.721 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 10.65 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +20801.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +22559.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Marshmallow Candy bar Opinion
Net carbs 81.2g 43.3g Marshmallow
Protein 1.8g 15.5g Candy bar
Fats 0.2g 33.7g Candy bar
Carbs 81.3g 47.4g Marshmallow
Calories 318kcal 522kcal Candy bar
Sugar 57.56g 42.22g Candy bar
Fiber 0.1g 4.1g Candy bar
Calcium 3mg 78mg Candy bar
Iron 0.23mg 0.97mg Candy bar
Magnesium 2mg 110mg Candy bar
Phosphorus 8mg 308mg Candy bar
Potassium 5mg 407mg Candy bar
Sodium 80mg 156mg Marshmallow
Zinc 0.04mg 3.94mg Candy bar
Copper 0.097mg 0.774mg Candy bar
Manganese 0.008mg 1.243mg Candy bar
Selenium 1.7µg 4.7µg Candy bar
Vitamin E 0mg 4.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin B1 0.001mg 0.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin B2 0.001mg 0.14mg Candy bar
Vitamin B3 0.078mg 7.922mg Candy bar
Vitamin B5 0.005mg 0.83mg Candy bar
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 153mg Candy bar
Folate 1µg 75µg Candy bar
Choline 0.1mg 29.4mg Candy bar
Tryptophan 0mg 0.149mg Candy bar
Threonine 0.035mg 0.52mg Candy bar
Isoleucine 0.028mg 0.534mg Candy bar
Leucine 0.066mg 0.986mg Candy bar
Lysine 0.077mg 0.545mg Candy bar
Methionine 0.015mg 0.185mg Candy bar
Phenylalanine 0.042mg 0.787mg Candy bar
Valine 0.05mg 0.638mg Candy bar
Histidine 0.017mg 0.385mg Candy bar
Saturated Fat 0.056g 4.678g Marshmallow
Monounsaturated Fat 0.08g 16.721g Candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 10.65g Candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Marshmallow Candy bar
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
0%
Marshmallow
2748%
Candy bar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Marshmallow
88%
Candy bar

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow contains less Sodium (difference - 76mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.622g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.34g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Candy bar
Candy bar is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Candy bar
Candy bar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Candy bar
Candy bar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Marshmallow - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167995/nutrients
  2. Candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169585/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.