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Milky way vs. Sugar substitute — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Milky way and Sugar substitute

  • Milky way is richer in Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Zinc, and Manganese, yet Sugar substitute is richer in Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Calcium from Sugar substitute is 76% higher.
  • Milky way contains 21 times more Copper than Sugar substitute. Milky way contains 0.147mg of Copper, while Sugar substitute contains 0.007mg.
  • Sugar substitute contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, MILKY WAY Bar and Sweeteners, sugar substitute, granulated, brown.

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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 Iron +206.3%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +737.5%
Contains more Potassium +217.9%
Contains less Sodium -70.8%
Contains more Zinc +1625%
Contains more Copper +2000%
Contains more Manganese +568.2%
Contains more Calcium +664.3%
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 264% 6% 5% 4% 4% 75% 2% 3% 3% 0%
Contains more Iron +206.3%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +737.5%
Contains more Potassium +217.9%
Contains less Sodium -70.8%
Contains more Zinc +1625%
Contains more Copper +2000%
Contains more Manganese +568.2%
Contains more Calcium +664.3%

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 +206.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +586.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.015
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% 4% 4% 0% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +206.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +586.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.015

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +94.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +19.1%
Contains more Water +45.1%
Contains more Other +212.4%
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% 85% 9% 4%
Protein: 2.06 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 84.77 g
Water: 9.14 g
Other: 4.03 g
Contains more Protein +94.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +19.1%
Contains more Water +45.1%
Contains more Other +212.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milky way Sugar substitute Opinion
Net carbs 70.17g 84.17g Sugar substitute
Protein 4.01g 2.06g Milky way
Fats 17.23g 0g Milky way
Carbs 71.17g 84.77g Sugar substitute
Calories 456kcal 347kcal Milky way
Starch 3.52g Sugar substitute
Sugar 59.69g 4.03g Sugar substitute
Fiber 1g 0.6g Milky way
Calcium 115mg 879mg Sugar substitute
Iron 0.49mg 0.16mg Milky way
Magnesium 20mg 6mg Milky way
Phosphorus 67mg 8mg Milky way
Potassium 124mg 39mg Milky way
Sodium 167mg 572mg Milky way
Zinc 0.69mg 0.04mg Milky way
Copper 0.147mg 0.007mg Milky way
Manganese 0.147mg 0.022mg Milky way
Selenium 2µg Milky way
Vitamin A 110IU Milky way
Vitamin A RAE 31µg Milky way
Vitamin E 0.89mg Milky way
Vitamin D 16IU Milky way
Vitamin D 0.4µg Milky way
Vitamin C 0.7mg Milky way
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.015mg Milky way
Vitamin B2 0.103mg 0.015mg Milky way
Vitamin B3 0.154mg Milky way
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.08mg Milky way
Vitamin B6 0.014mg 0.015mg Sugar substitute
Folate 4µg Milky way
Vitamin B12 0.18µg Milky way
Choline 16.5mg Milky way
Vitamin K 3.6µg Milky way
Cholesterol 9mg Sugar substitute
Trans Fat 0.206g Sugar substitute
Saturated Fat 12.016g Sugar substitute
Monounsaturated Fat 2.23g Milky way
Polyunsaturated fat 0.26g Milky way

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Milky way Sugar substitute
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
1%
Sugar substitute
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
23%
Milky way
36%
Sugar substitute

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Sugar (difference - 55.66g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Milky way
Milky way contains less Sodium (difference - 405mg)
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. Sugar substitute - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170675/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.