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Mounds candy bar vs. Taffy (candy) — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mounds candy bar and Taffy (candy)

  • Taffy (candy) contains less Copper, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Potassium, and Zinc than Mounds candy bar.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Mounds candy bar is 93% higher.
  • Taffy (candy) is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Candies, MOUNDS Candy Bar and Candies, taffy, prepared-from-recipe.

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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 +162.5%
Contains more Iron +20800%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +9000%
Contains more Potassium +10600%
Contains more Zinc +423.8%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +842.9%
Contains less Sodium -64.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6.3% 78% 39% 39% 28% 19% 30% 133% 124% 36%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.4% 0.38% 0% 0.43% 0.26% 6.8% 5.7% 0% 0% 3.8%
Contains more Calcium +162.5%
Contains more Iron +20800%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +9000%
Contains more Potassium +10600%
Contains more Zinc +423.8%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +842.9%
Contains less Sodium -64.1%

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 E +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13750%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +6025%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 3.8% 0% 1.3% 12% 13% 5.2% 15% 21% 4.5% 0% 6.4% 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 6% 1.8% 0% 0% 7% 2.8% 0.04% 0.24% 0% 0% 1.3% 0% 0.75%
Contains more Vitamin E +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13750%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +6025%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +15233.3%
Contains more Fats +698.8%
Contains more Water +86.6%
Contains more Other +404.3%
Contains more Carbs +56.3%
5% 27% 59% 9%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 26.6 g
Carbs: 58.59 g
Water: 9.05 g
Other: 1.16 g
3% 92% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.33 g
Carbs: 91.56 g
Water: 4.85 g
Other: 0.23 g
Contains more Protein +15233.3%
Contains more Fats +698.8%
Contains more Water +86.6%
Contains more Other +404.3%
Contains more Carbs +56.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -90%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +114.9%
97% 2%
Saturated Fat: 20.58 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.39 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.14 g
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.049 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.838 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.121 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -90%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +114.9%

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 Taffy (candy)
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mounds candy bar Taffy (candy) Opinion
Net carbs 54.89g 91.56g Taffy (candy)
Protein 4.6g 0.03g Mounds candy bar
Fats 26.6g 3.33g Mounds candy bar
Carbs 58.59g 91.56g Taffy (candy)
Calories 486kcal 397kcal Mounds candy bar
Sugar 46.19g 68.48g Mounds candy bar
Fiber 3.7g 0g Mounds candy bar
Calcium 21mg 8mg Mounds candy bar
Iron 2.09mg 0.01mg Mounds candy bar
Magnesium 55mg 0mg Mounds candy bar
Phosphorus 91mg 1mg Mounds candy bar
Potassium 321mg 3mg Mounds candy bar
Sodium 145mg 52mg Taffy (candy)
Zinc 1.1mg 0.21mg Mounds candy bar
Copper 0.4mg 0mg Mounds candy bar
Manganese 0.948mg 0mg Mounds candy bar
Selenium 6.6µg 0.7µg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin A 0IU 100IU Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 27µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.09mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B1 0.049mg 0.028mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.012mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B3 0.277mg 0.002mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B5 0.245mg 0.004mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0mg Mounds candy bar
Folate 6µg 0µg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.01µg Taffy (candy)
Choline 11.8mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0.3µg Mounds candy bar
Cholesterol 2mg 9mg Mounds candy bar
Trans Fat 0.131g Mounds candy bar
Saturated Fat 20.58g 2.049g Taffy (candy)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39g 0.838g Taffy (candy)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.14g 0.121g Mounds candy bar
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.086g Taffy (candy)
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Taffy (candy)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mounds candy bar Taffy (candy)
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
2%
Taffy (candy)
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Mounds candy bar
2%
Taffy (candy)

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) contains less Sodium (difference - 93mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.531g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 22.29g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Taffy (candy) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169670/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.