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Marshmallow vs. Chewing gum — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Marshmallow and Chewing gum different?

  • Marshmallow is higher in Copper, however, Chewing gum is richer in Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Marshmallow is 11% higher.

Candies, marshmallows and Chewing gum are the varieties used in this article.

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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 more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +183.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0.9% 8.6% 1.4% 3.4% 0.44% 10% 1.1% 32% 1% 9.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.18% 0.13% 0% 0% 0% 3.3%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +183.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%

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 B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
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% 1.5% 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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +530.8%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +18.9%
Contains more Other +33.3%
2% 81% 16%
Protein: 1.8 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 81.3 g
Water: 16.4 g
Other: 0.3 g
97% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 96.7 g
Water: 2.6 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +530.8%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +18.9%
Contains more Other +33.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -25%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +191.5%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.079
31% 44% 26%
Saturated Fat: 0.056 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.08 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g
16% 31% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.079 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.137 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -25%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +191.5%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.079

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Marshmallow Chewing gum Opinion
Net carbs 81.2g 94.3g Chewing gum
Protein 1.8g 0g Marshmallow
Fats 0.2g 0.3g Chewing gum
Carbs 81.3g 96.7g Chewing gum
Calories 318kcal 360kcal Chewing gum
Sugar 57.56g 66.08g Marshmallow
Fiber 0.1g 2.4g Chewing gum
Calcium 3mg 0mg Marshmallow
Iron 0.23mg 0mg Marshmallow
Magnesium 2mg 0mg Marshmallow
Phosphorus 8mg 0mg Marshmallow
Potassium 5mg 2mg Marshmallow
Sodium 80mg 1mg Chewing gum
Zinc 0.04mg 0mg Marshmallow
Copper 0.097mg 0mg Marshmallow
Manganese 0.008mg 0mg Marshmallow
Selenium 1.7µg 0.6µg Marshmallow
Vitamin B1 0.001mg 0mg Marshmallow
Vitamin B2 0.001mg 0mg Marshmallow
Vitamin B3 0.078mg 0mg Marshmallow
Vitamin B5 0.005mg 0mg Marshmallow
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0mg Marshmallow
Folate 1µg 0µg Marshmallow
Choline 0.1mg 0mg Marshmallow
Threonine 0.035mg Marshmallow
Isoleucine 0.028mg Marshmallow
Leucine 0.066mg Marshmallow
Lysine 0.077mg Marshmallow
Methionine 0.015mg Marshmallow
Phenylalanine 0.042mg Marshmallow
Valine 0.05mg Marshmallow
Histidine 0.017mg Marshmallow
Saturated Fat 0.056g 0.042g Chewing gum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.08g 0.079g Marshmallow
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.137g Chewing gum

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Marshmallow Chewing gum
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
0%
Chewing gum
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Marshmallow
0%
Chewing gum

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.52g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum contains less Sodium (difference - 79mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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. Chewing gum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168771/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.