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Mounds candy bar vs. M&Ms Peanut — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mounds candy bar and M&Ms Peanut

  • Mounds candy bar has more Manganese, and Iron, however, M&Ms Peanut is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin E , Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Folate, Copper, and Calcium.
  • Mounds candy bar's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 52% more.
  • Mounds candy bar contains 2 times more Iron than M&Ms Peanut. Mounds candy bar contains 2.09mg of Iron, while M&Ms Peanut contains 1.16mg.
  • M&Ms Peanut contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Candies, MOUNDS Candy Bar and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candies.

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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 +80.2%
Contains more Manganese +42.8%
Contains more Selenium +61%
Contains more Calcium +385.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.8%
Contains less Sodium -65.5%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Copper +26.3%
Equal in Potassium - 347
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 79% 40% 39% 29% 19% 30% 134% 124% 36%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 44% 50% 82% 31% 7% 48% 169% 87% 23%
Contains more Iron +80.2%
Contains more Manganese +42.8%
Contains more Selenium +61%
Contains more Calcium +385.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.8%
Contains less Sodium -65.5%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Copper +26.3%
Equal in Potassium - 347

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1113.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +155.9%
Contains more Folate +816.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +216.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +87.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.09
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% 4% 0% 2% 13% 14% 6% 15% 21% 5% 0% 7% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 57% 0% 0% 16% 25% 64% 38% 21% 42% 40% 21% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1113.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +155.9%
Contains more Folate +816.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +216.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +87.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.09

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +264.9%
Contains more Protein +108%
Contains more Other +15.5%
Equal in Fats - 26.13
Equal in Carbs - 60.48
5% 27% 59% 9%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 26.6 g
Carbs: 58.59 g
Water: 9.05 g
Other: 1.16 g
10% 26% 60% 2%
Protein: 9.57 g
Fats: 26.13 g
Carbs: 60.48 g
Water: 2.48 g
Other: 1.34 g
Contains more Water +264.9%
Contains more Protein +108%
Contains more Other +15.5%
Equal in Fats - 26.13
Equal in Carbs - 60.48

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -50.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1973.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2368.6%
97% 2%
Saturated Fat: 20.58 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.39 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.14 g
47% 37% 16%
Saturated Fat: 10.169 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.086 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.456 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -50.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1973.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2368.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mounds candy bar M&Ms Peanut
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mounds candy bar M&Ms Peanut Opinion
Net carbs 54.89g 56.78g M&Ms Peanut
Protein 4.6g 9.57g M&Ms Peanut
Fats 26.6g 26.13g Mounds candy bar
Carbs 58.59g 60.48g M&Ms Peanut
Calories 486kcal 515kcal M&Ms Peanut
Sugar 46.19g 50.75g Mounds candy bar
Fiber 3.7g 3.7g
Calcium 21mg 102mg M&Ms Peanut
Iron 2.09mg 1.16mg Mounds candy bar
Magnesium 55mg 69mg M&Ms Peanut
Phosphorus 91mg 190mg M&Ms Peanut
Potassium 321mg 347mg M&Ms Peanut
Sodium 145mg 50mg M&Ms Peanut
Zinc 1.1mg 1.76mg M&Ms Peanut
Copper 0.4mg 0.505mg M&Ms Peanut
Manganese 0.948mg 0.664mg Mounds candy bar
Selenium 6.6µg 4.1µg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin A 0IU 74IU M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 22µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin E 0.19mg 2.85mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B1 0.049mg 0.063mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.106mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B3 0.277mg 3.362mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B5 0.245mg 0.627mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.09mg
Folate 6µg 55µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.32µg M&Ms Peanut
Choline 11.8mg 37.3mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin K 1.6µg 3µg M&Ms Peanut
Cholesterol 2mg 8mg Mounds candy bar
Trans Fat 0.328g Mounds candy bar
Saturated Fat 20.58g 10.169g M&Ms Peanut
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39g 8.086g M&Ms Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.14g 3.456g M&Ms Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mounds candy bar M&Ms Peanut
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
7%
Mounds candy bar
26%
M&Ms Peanut
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Mounds candy bar
57%
M&Ms Peanut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.56g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food contains less Sodium?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut contains less Sodium (difference - 95mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.411g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Mounds candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168759/nutrients
  2. M&Ms Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169582/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.