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Pectin vs. Starburst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pectin and Starburst?

  • Pectin is richer in Copper, Fiber, and Iron, yet Starburst is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Starburst's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 65% higher.
  • Starburst contains less Sodium.

We used Pectin, unsweetened, dry mix and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits types in this comparison.

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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 +27000%
Contains more Potassium +250%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +3400%
Contains more Manganese +366.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Magnesium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.1% 102% 0.71% 0.86% 0.62% 26% 13% 140% 9.1% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0.38% 0.71% 2.1% 0.18% 0.26% 0% 4% 2% 4.4%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +27000%
Contains more Potassium +250%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +3400%
Contains more Manganese +366.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Magnesium - 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.
Pectin
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Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.005
Equal in Folate - 1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.18% 0% 0% 0% 2% 14% 0.09% 6.6% 2.3% 0.75% 0% 0% 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 0.06% 6.6% 0% 196% 0.25% 0.46% 0.09% 2.1% 0% 0.75% 0% 0% 5.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.005
Equal in Folate - 1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +36.7%
Contains more Fats +2636.7%
Equal in Carbs - 82.57
Equal in Water - 8.51
Equal in Other - 0.3
90% 9%
Protein: 0.3 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 90.4 g
Water: 8.7 g
Other: 0.3 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 +36.7%
Contains more Fats +2636.7%
Equal in Carbs - 82.57
Equal in Water - 8.51
Equal in Other - 0.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
33% 7% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 7.778 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pectin Starburst Opinion
Net carbs 81.8g 82.57g Starburst
Protein 0.3g 0.41g Starburst
Fats 0.3g 8.21g Starburst
Carbs 90.4g 82.57g Pectin
Calories 325kcal 408kcal Starburst
Sugar 58.12g Pectin
Fiber 8.6g 0g Pectin
Calcium 7mg 0mg Pectin
Iron 2.71mg 0.01mg Pectin
Magnesium 1mg 1mg
Phosphorus 2mg 5mg Starburst
Potassium 7mg 2mg Pectin
Sodium 200mg 2mg Starburst
Zinc 0.47mg 0mg Pectin
Copper 0.42mg 0.012mg Pectin
Manganese 0.07mg 0.015mg Pectin
Selenium 0µg 0.8µg Starburst
Vitamin A 3IU 1IU Pectin
Vitamin E 0.33mg Starburst
Vitamin C 0mg 58.7mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.008mg 0.001mg Pectin
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.002mg Pectin
Vitamin B3 0.005mg 0.005mg
Vitamin B5 0.11mg 0.035mg Pectin
Vitamin B6 0.01mg 0mg Pectin
Folate 1µg 1µg
Vitamin K 2.1µg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g Pectin
Saturated Fat 0.05g 7.778g Pectin
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0g Pectin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09g 0g Pectin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pectin 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
2%
Pectin
16%
Starburst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
29%
Pectin
1%
Starburst

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 198mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pectin
Pectin is lower in Sugar (difference - 58.12g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pectin
Pectin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.728g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pectin
Pectin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Pectin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168821/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.