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Skittles vs. Apple crisp — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Skittles and Apple crisp different?

  • Skittles are higher in Vitamin C, however, Apple crisp is richer in Iron, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Skittles is 72% higher.
  • Skittles contain 6 times more Saturated Fat than Apple crisp. While Skittles contain 4.115g of Saturated Fat, Apple crisp contains only 0.685g.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, SKITTLES Wild Berry Bite Size Candies and Desserts, apple crisp, prepared-from-recipe are the varieties 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 less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 31% 6% 12% 7% 46% 5% 24% 17% 20%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%

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 +2950%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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% 0% 0% 224% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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 9% 8% 0% 8% 21% 19% 16% 6% 10% 12% 0% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin C +2950%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +23.9%
Contains more Carbs +194.3%
Contains more Protein +821.1%
Contains more Water +1542.6%
Contains more Other +10.3%
4% 91% 4%
Protein: 0.19 g
Fats: 4.25 g
Carbs: 90.76 g
Water: 3.83 g
Other: 0.97 g
2% 3% 31% 63%
Protein: 1.75 g
Fats: 3.43 g
Carbs: 30.84 g
Water: 62.91 g
Other: 1.07 g
Contains more Fats +23.9%
Contains more Carbs +194.3%
Contains more Protein +821.1%
Contains more Water +1542.6%
Contains more Other +10.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -83.4%
100%
Saturated Fat: 4.115 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
22% 42% 36%
Saturated Fat: 0.685 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.334 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.144 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -83.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skittles Apple crisp Opinion
Net carbs 90.76g 29.44g Skittles
Protein 0.19g 1.75g Apple crisp
Fats 4.25g 3.43g Skittles
Carbs 90.76g 30.84g Skittles
Calories 402kcal 161kcal Skittles
Sugar 75.92g 19.68g Apple crisp
Fiber 0g 1.4g Apple crisp
Calcium 0mg 35mg Apple crisp
Iron 0mg 0.82mg Apple crisp
Magnesium 8mg Apple crisp
Phosphorus 28mg Apple crisp
Potassium 78mg Apple crisp
Sodium 15mg 351mg Skittles
Zinc 0.18mg Apple crisp
Copper 0.071mg Apple crisp
Manganese 0.13mg Apple crisp
Selenium 3.5µg Apple crisp
Vitamin A 0IU 142IU Apple crisp
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 29µg Apple crisp
Vitamin E 0.38mg Apple crisp
Vitamin C 67.1mg 2.2mg Skittles
Vitamin B1 0.083mg Apple crisp
Vitamin B2 0.081mg Apple crisp
Vitamin B3 0.846mg Apple crisp
Vitamin B5 0.092mg Apple crisp
Vitamin B6 0.04mg Apple crisp
Folate 16µg Apple crisp
Vitamin K 4.1µg Apple crisp
Trans Fat 0.074g Apple crisp
Saturated Fat 4.115g 0.685g Apple crisp
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334g Apple crisp
Polyunsaturated fat 1.144g Apple crisp

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Skittles Apple crisp
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
17%
Skittles
9%
Apple crisp
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Skittles
18%
Apple crisp

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skittles
Skittles contains less Sodium (difference - 336mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Apple crisp
Apple crisp is lower in Sugar (difference - 56.24g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apple crisp
Apple crisp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.43g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple crisp
Apple crisp is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Apple crisp
Apple crisp is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Apple crisp
Apple crisp is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Skittles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168840/nutrients
  2. Apple crisp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169601/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.