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Milky way vs. Aspartame — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Milky way and Aspartame

  • Aspartame has less Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Manganese, Zinc, and Vitamin E .
  • Milky way's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 60% more.
  • Aspartame is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, MILKY WAY Bar and Sweeteners, tabletop, aspartame, EQUAL, packets.

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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 +1125%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +3000%
Contains more Zinc +6800%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +300%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 35% 19% 15% 29% 11% 22% 19% 49% 20% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 2% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 3%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +1125%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +3000%
Contains more Zinc +6800%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +300%
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.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 18% 12% 3% 12% 24% 3% 10% 4% 3% 23% 9% 10%
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 E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +84.8%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +25.2%
Contains more Water +38.9%
4% 17% 71% 6%
Protein: 4.01 g
Fats: 17.23 g
Carbs: 71.17 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 1.29 g
2% 89% 9%
Protein: 2.17 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 89.08 g
Water: 8.75 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +84.8%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +25.2%
Contains more Water +38.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milky way Aspartame Opinion
Net carbs 70.17g 89.08g Aspartame
Protein 4.01g 2.17g Milky way
Fats 17.23g 0g Milky way
Carbs 71.17g 89.08g Aspartame
Calories 456kcal 365kcal Milky way
Starch 8.36g Aspartame
Sugar 59.69g 80.7g Milky way
Fiber 1g 0g Milky way
Calcium 115mg 0mg Milky way
Iron 0.49mg 0.04mg Milky way
Magnesium 20mg 0mg Milky way
Phosphorus 67mg 0mg Milky way
Potassium 124mg 4mg Milky way
Sodium 167mg 0mg Aspartame
Zinc 0.69mg 0.01mg Milky way
Copper 0.147mg 0mg Milky way
Manganese 0.147mg 0mg Milky way
Selenium 2µg 0.5µg Milky way
Vitamin A 110IU 0IU Milky way
Vitamin A RAE 31µg 0µg Milky way
Vitamin E 0.89mg 0mg Milky way
Vitamin D 16IU 0IU Milky way
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0µg Milky way
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Milky way
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0mg Milky way
Vitamin B2 0.103mg 0mg Milky way
Vitamin B3 0.154mg 0mg Milky way
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0mg Milky way
Vitamin B6 0.014mg 0mg Milky way
Folate 4µg 0µg Milky way
Vitamin B12 0.18µg 0µg Milky way
Choline 16.5mg 0mg Milky way
Vitamin K 3.6µg 0µg Milky way
Phenylalanine 1.186mg Aspartame
Cholesterol 9mg 0mg Aspartame
Trans Fat 0.206g Aspartame
Saturated Fat 12.016g 0g Aspartame
Monounsaturated Fat 2.23g 0g Milky way
Polyunsaturated fat 0.26g 0g Milky way

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Milky way Aspartame
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
10%
Milky way
0%
Aspartame
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
23%
Milky way
0%
Aspartame

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Milky way
Milky way is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Milky way
Milky way is lower in Sugar (difference - 21.01g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Milky way
Milky way is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Aspartame
Aspartame contains less Sodium (difference - 167mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Aspartame
Aspartame is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Aspartame
Aspartame is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Aspartame
Aspartame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Milky way - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168756/nutrients
  2. Aspartame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169657/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.