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Marshmallow vs. Molasses — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Marshmallow and Molasses

  • The amount of Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Copper, Potassium, Selenium, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B3 in Molasses are higher than in Marshmallow.
  • Molasses covers your daily Manganese needs 66% more than Marshmallow.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Candies, marshmallows and Molasses.

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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 +6733.3%
Contains more Iron +1952.2%
Contains more Magnesium +12000%
Contains more Phosphorus +287.5%
Contains more Potassium +29180%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Zinc +625%
Contains more Copper +402.1%
Contains more Manganese +19025%
Contains more Selenium +947.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 9% 2% 4% 1% 11% 2% 33% 2% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 62% 177% 173% 14% 130% 5% 8% 163% 200% 98%
Contains more Calcium +6733.3%
Contains more Iron +1952.2%
Contains more Magnesium +12000%
Contains more Phosphorus +287.5%
Contains more Potassium +29180%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Zinc +625%
Contains more Copper +402.1%
Contains more Manganese +19025%
Contains more Selenium +947.1%

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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1092.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15980%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22233.3%
Contains more Choline +13200%
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% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 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% 11% 1% 18% 49% 155% 0% 0% 8% 0%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1092.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15980%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22233.3%
Contains more Choline +13200%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Water +33.4%
Contains more Other +1000%
Equal in Carbs - 74.73
2% 81% 16%
Protein: 1.8 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 81.3 g
Water: 16.4 g
Other: 0.3 g
75% 22% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 74.73 g
Water: 21.87 g
Other: 3.3 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Water +33.4%
Contains more Other +1000%
Equal in Carbs - 74.73

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +150%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.9%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.05
31% 44% 26%
Saturated Fat: 0.056 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.08 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g
18% 32% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +150%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.9%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.05

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Marshmallow Molasses Opinion
Net carbs 81.2g 74.73g Marshmallow
Protein 1.8g 0g Marshmallow
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Marshmallow
Carbs 81.3g 74.73g Marshmallow
Calories 318kcal 290kcal Marshmallow
Fructose 12.79g Molasses
Sugar 57.56g 74.72g Marshmallow
Fiber 0.1g 0g Marshmallow
Calcium 3mg 205mg Molasses
Iron 0.23mg 4.72mg Molasses
Magnesium 2mg 242mg Molasses
Phosphorus 8mg 31mg Molasses
Potassium 5mg 1464mg Molasses
Sodium 80mg 37mg Molasses
Zinc 0.04mg 0.29mg Molasses
Copper 0.097mg 0.487mg Molasses
Manganese 0.008mg 1.53mg Molasses
Selenium 1.7µg 17.8µg Molasses
Vitamin B1 0.001mg 0.041mg Molasses
Vitamin B2 0.001mg 0.002mg Molasses
Vitamin B3 0.078mg 0.93mg Molasses
Vitamin B5 0.005mg 0.804mg Molasses
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.67mg Molasses
Folate 1µg 0µg Marshmallow
Choline 0.1mg 13.3mg Molasses
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 0.018g Molasses
Monounsaturated Fat 0.08g 0.032g Marshmallow
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.05g Molasses

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Marshmallow Molasses
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
18%
Molasses
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Marshmallow
103%
Molasses

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Molasses
Molasses contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Molasses
Molasses is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.038g)
Which food is cheaper?
Molasses
Molasses is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Molasses
Molasses is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Molasses
Molasses is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is lower in Sugar (difference - 17.16g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
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. Molasses - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168820/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.