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Mounds candy bar vs. Starburst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mounds candy bar and Starburst different?

  • Mounds candy bar is richer in Copper, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Zinc, while Starburst is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Starburst covers your daily need of Vitamin C 65% more than Mounds candy bar.
  • Starburst is lower in Saturated Fat.

Candies, MOUNDS Candy Bar and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits types were used in this article.

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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 +20800%
Contains more Magnesium +5400%
Contains more Phosphorus +1720%
Contains more Potassium +15950%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +3233.3%
Contains more Manganese +6220%
Contains more Selenium +725%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
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 0% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% 0% 4% 2% 5%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +20800%
Contains more Magnesium +5400%
Contains more Phosphorus +1720%
Contains more Potassium +15950%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +3233.3%
Contains more Manganese +6220%
Contains more Selenium +725%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%

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 +4800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5440%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +14575%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.3%
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 1% 7% 0% 196% 1% 1% 1% 3% 0% 1% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5440%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +14575%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +1022%
Contains more Fats +224%
Contains more Other +286.7%
Contains more Carbs +40.9%
Equal in Water - 8.51
5% 27% 59% 9%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 26.6 g
Carbs: 58.59 g
Water: 9.05 g
Other: 1.16 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 +1022%
Contains more Fats +224%
Contains more Other +286.7%
Contains more Carbs +40.9%
Equal in Water - 8.51

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.2%
97% 2%
Saturated Fat: 20.58 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.39 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.14 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 -62.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mounds candy bar Starburst Opinion
Net carbs 54.89g 82.57g Starburst
Protein 4.6g 0.41g Mounds candy bar
Fats 26.6g 8.21g Mounds candy bar
Carbs 58.59g 82.57g Starburst
Calories 486kcal 408kcal Mounds candy bar
Sugar 46.19g 58.12g Mounds candy bar
Fiber 3.7g 0g Mounds candy bar
Calcium 21mg 0mg Mounds candy bar
Iron 2.09mg 0.01mg Mounds candy bar
Magnesium 55mg 1mg Mounds candy bar
Phosphorus 91mg 5mg Mounds candy bar
Potassium 321mg 2mg Mounds candy bar
Sodium 145mg 2mg Starburst
Zinc 1.1mg 0mg Mounds candy bar
Copper 0.4mg 0.012mg Mounds candy bar
Manganese 0.948mg 0.015mg Mounds candy bar
Selenium 6.6µg 0.8µg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin A 0IU 1IU Starburst
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.33mg Starburst
Vitamin C 0.4mg 58.7mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.049mg 0.001mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.002mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B3 0.277mg 0.005mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B5 0.245mg 0.035mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0mg Mounds candy bar
Folate 6µg 1µg Mounds candy bar
Choline 11.8mg 0mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.1µg Starburst
Cholesterol 2mg 0mg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g Mounds candy bar
Saturated Fat 20.58g 7.778g Starburst
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39g 0g Mounds candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 0.14g 0g Mounds candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mounds candy bar Starburst
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
16%
Starburst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Mounds candy bar
1%
Starburst

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 143mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.802g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 11.93g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. 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.