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Milky way vs. Starburst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Milky way and Starburst

  • Milky way has more Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, while Starburst has more Vitamin C.
  • Starburst's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 64% higher.
  • The amount of Sodium in Starburst is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, MILKY WAY Bar and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits.

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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 +4800%
Contains more Magnesium +1900%
Contains more Phosphorus +1240%
Contains more Potassium +6100%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +1125%
Contains more Manganese +880%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
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% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% 0% 4% 2% 5%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +4800%
Contains more Magnesium +1900%
Contains more Phosphorus +1240%
Contains more Potassium +6100%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +1125%
Contains more Manganese +880%
Contains more Selenium +150%
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 A +10900%
Contains more Vitamin E +169.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +5050%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2980%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +8285.7%
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 1% 7% 0% 196% 1% 1% 1% 3% 0% 1% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +10900%
Contains more Vitamin E +169.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +5050%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2980%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +8285.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +878%
Contains more Fats +109.9%
Contains more Other +330%
Contains more Carbs +16%
Contains more Water +35.1%
4% 17% 71% 6%
Protein: 4.01 g
Fats: 17.23 g
Carbs: 71.17 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 1.29 g
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Protein +878%
Contains more Fats +109.9%
Contains more Other +330%
Contains more Carbs +16%
Contains more Water +35.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.3%
83% 15% 2%
Saturated Fat: 12.016 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.23 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.26 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 7.778 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.3%

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 Starburst
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milky way Starburst Opinion
Net carbs 70.17g 82.57g Starburst
Protein 4.01g 0.41g Milky way
Fats 17.23g 8.21g Milky way
Carbs 71.17g 82.57g Starburst
Calories 456kcal 408kcal Milky way
Sugar 59.69g 58.12g Starburst
Fiber 1g 0g Milky way
Calcium 115mg 0mg Milky way
Iron 0.49mg 0.01mg Milky way
Magnesium 20mg 1mg Milky way
Phosphorus 67mg 5mg Milky way
Potassium 124mg 2mg Milky way
Sodium 167mg 2mg Starburst
Zinc 0.69mg 0mg Milky way
Copper 0.147mg 0.012mg Milky way
Manganese 0.147mg 0.015mg Milky way
Selenium 2µg 0.8µg Milky way
Vitamin A 110IU 1IU Milky way
Vitamin A RAE 31µg 0µg Milky way
Vitamin E 0.89mg 0.33mg Milky way
Vitamin D 16IU 0IU Milky way
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0µg Milky way
Vitamin C 0.7mg 58.7mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.001mg Milky way
Vitamin B2 0.103mg 0.002mg Milky way
Vitamin B3 0.154mg 0.005mg Milky way
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.035mg Milky way
Vitamin B6 0.014mg 0mg Milky way
Folate 4µg 1µg Milky way
Vitamin B12 0.18µg 0µg Milky way
Choline 16.5mg 0mg Milky way
Vitamin K 3.6µg 2.1µg Milky way
Cholesterol 9mg 0mg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.206g 0.141g Starburst
Saturated Fat 12.016g 7.778g Starburst
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 Starburst
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
16%
Starburst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
23%
Milky way
1%
Starburst

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 165mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.238g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Milky way
Milky way is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Milky way
Milky way is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Starburst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169590/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.