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Molasses vs. Reeses cups — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Molasses and Reeses cups

  • Molasses have more Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium, Selenium, and Copper, however, Reeses cups have more Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Molasses is 67% higher.
  • Reeses cups have 13 times less Selenium than Molasses. Molasses have 17.8µg of Selenium, while Reeses cups have 1.4µg.
  • Molasses are lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Molasses and Candies, REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups.

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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 +162.8%
Contains more Iron +290.1%
Contains more Magnesium +290.3%
Contains more Potassium +326.8%
Contains less Sodium -89.6%
Contains more Copper +102.9%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +1171.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +419.4%
Contains more Zinc +341.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 62% 177% 173% 14% 130% 5% 8% 163% 200% 98%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 46% 45% 69% 31% 47% 35% 80% 0% 8%
Contains more Calcium +162.8%
Contains more Iron +290.1%
Contains more Magnesium +290.3%
Contains more Potassium +326.8%
Contains less Sodium -89.6%
Contains more Copper +102.9%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +1171.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +419.4%
Contains more Zinc +341.4%

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 B5 +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +570%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +5400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +382.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +166.2%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 11% 1% 18% 49% 155% 0% 0% 8% 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 4% 3% 0% 1% 40% 26% 85% 38% 24% 38% 33% 20% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +570%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +5400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +382.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +166.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +35%
Contains more Water +1418.8%
Contains more Other +35.8%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +30430%
75% 22% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 74.73 g
Water: 21.87 g
Other: 3.3 g
10% 31% 55% 2%
Protein: 10.24 g
Fats: 30.53 g
Carbs: 55.36 g
Water: 1.44 g
Other: 2.43 g
Contains more Carbs +35%
Contains more Water +1418.8%
Contains more Other +35.8%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +30430%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40837.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +10900%
18% 32% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
37% 45% 19%
Saturated Fat: 10.73 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 13.1 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.5 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40837.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +10900%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Molasses Reeses cups Opinion
Net carbs 74.73g 51.76g Molasses
Protein 0g 10.24g Reeses cups
Fats 0.1g 30.53g Reeses cups
Carbs 74.73g 55.36g Molasses
Calories 290kcal 515kcal Reeses cups
Fructose 12.79g Molasses
Sugar 74.72g 47.17g Reeses cups
Fiber 0g 3.6g Reeses cups
Calcium 205mg 78mg Molasses
Iron 4.72mg 1.21mg Molasses
Magnesium 242mg 62mg Molasses
Phosphorus 31mg 161mg Reeses cups
Potassium 1464mg 343mg Molasses
Sodium 37mg 357mg Molasses
Zinc 0.29mg 1.28mg Reeses cups
Copper 0.487mg 0.24mg Molasses
Manganese 1.53mg 0mg Molasses
Selenium 17.8µg 1.4µg Molasses
Vitamin A 0IU 56IU Reeses cups
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 17µg Reeses cups
Vitamin E 0mg 0.15mg Reeses cups
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B1 0.041mg 0.16mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0.11mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B3 0.93mg 4.49mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B5 0.804mg 0.62mg Molasses
Vitamin B6 0.67mg 0.1mg Molasses
Folate 0µg 50µg Reeses cups
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.26µg Reeses cups
Choline 13.3mg 35.4mg Reeses cups
Vitamin K 0µg 2µg Reeses cups
Cholesterol 0mg 6mg Molasses
Saturated Fat 0.018g 10.73g Molasses
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 13.1g Reeses cups
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 5.5g Reeses cups

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Molasses Reeses cups
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
18%
Molasses
24%
Reeses cups
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
103%
Molasses
38%
Reeses cups

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is lower in Sugar (difference - 27.55g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Molasses
Molasses contains less Sodium (difference - 320mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Molasses
Molasses is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Molasses
Molasses is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.712g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Molasses
Molasses is relatively richer in minerals

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. Molasses - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168820/nutrients
  2. Reeses cups - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168763/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.