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Reesesticks vs. Starburst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Reesesticks and Starburst

  • Reesesticks are higher in Vitamin B3, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin E , Iron, Fiber, and Magnesium, yet Starburst is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Starburst covers your daily Vitamin C needs 65% more than Reesesticks.
  • The amount of Sodium in Starburst is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, HERSHEY, REESESTICKS crispy wafers, peanut butter, milk chocolate and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits.

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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 +12900%
Contains more Magnesium +4800%
Contains more Phosphorus +2780%
Contains more Potassium +14650%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +1566.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +14.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 21% 49% 35% 62% 26% 34% 27% 67% 0% 3.8%
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 +12900%
Contains more Magnesium +4800%
Contains more Phosphorus +2780%
Contains more Potassium +14650%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +1566.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +14.3%

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 A +5700%
Contains more Vitamin E +739.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +4900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72700%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +3900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +181%
Contains more Vitamin C +9683.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3.5% 55% 0% 2% 33% 23% 68% 26% 18% 30% 19% 15% 15%
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 +5700%
Contains more Vitamin E +739.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +4900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72700%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +3900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +181%
Contains more Vitamin C +9683.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +2224.4%
Contains more Fats +281.7%
Contains more Other +616.7%
Contains more Carbs +49.1%
Contains more Water +431.9%
10% 31% 55% 2%
Protein: 9.53 g
Fats: 31.34 g
Carbs: 55.38 g
Water: 1.6 g
Other: 2.15 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 +2224.4%
Contains more Fats +281.7%
Contains more Other +616.7%
Contains more Carbs +49.1%
Contains more Water +431.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.1%
46% 38% 16%
Saturated Fat: 13.21 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.68 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 -41.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Reesesticks Starburst Opinion
Net carbs 52.08g 82.57g Starburst
Protein 9.53g 0.41g Reesesticks
Fats 31.34g 8.21g Reesesticks
Carbs 55.38g 82.57g Starburst
Calories 521kcal 408kcal Reesesticks
Sugar 40.33g 58.12g Reesesticks
Fiber 3.3g 0g Reesesticks
Calcium 70mg 0mg Reesesticks
Iron 1.3mg 0.01mg Reesesticks
Magnesium 49mg 1mg Reesesticks
Phosphorus 144mg 5mg Reesesticks
Potassium 295mg 2mg Reesesticks
Sodium 264mg 2mg Starburst
Zinc 0.99mg 0mg Reesesticks
Copper 0.2mg 0.012mg Reesesticks
Manganese 0mg 0.015mg Starburst
Selenium 0.7µg 0.8µg Starburst
Vitamin A 58IU 1IU Reesesticks
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 0µg Reesesticks
Vitamin E 2.77mg 0.33mg Reesesticks
Vitamin C 0.6mg 58.7mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.13mg 0.001mg Reesesticks
Vitamin B2 0.1mg 0.002mg Reesesticks
Vitamin B3 3.64mg 0.005mg Reesesticks
Vitamin B5 0.44mg 0.035mg Reesesticks
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0mg Reesesticks
Folate 40µg 1µg Reesesticks
Vitamin B12 0.15µg 0µg Reesesticks
Choline 28.2mg 0mg Reesesticks
Vitamin K 5.9µg 2.1µg Reesesticks
Cholesterol 6mg 0mg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g Reesesticks
Saturated Fat 13.21g 7.778g Starburst
Monounsaturated Fat 10.82g 0g Reesesticks
Polyunsaturated fat 4.68g 0g Reesesticks

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Reesesticks 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
24%
Reesesticks
16%
Starburst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Reesesticks
1%
Starburst

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 262mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.432g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Reesesticks
Reesesticks is lower in Sugar (difference - 17.79g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Reesesticks
Reesesticks is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Reesesticks
Reesesticks is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)

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. Reesesticks - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169628/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.