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Skittles vs. Carob — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Skittles and Carob

  • Skittles have more Vitamin C, however, Carob have more Calcium, Iron, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Carob is 125% higher.
  • Carob has 134 times less Vitamin C than Skittles. Skittles have 67.1mg of Vitamin C, while Carob has 0.5mg.
  • Carob is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, SKITTLES Wild Berry Bite Size Candies and Candies, carob, unsweetened.

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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.
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Carob
Contains less Sodium -86%
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 91% 48% 26% 54% 56% 14% 96% 61% 18% 28%
Contains less Sodium -86%
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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Carob
Contains more Vitamin C +13320%
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 0.6% 31% 0% 1.7% 25% 41% 20% 45% 30% 16% 35% 10% 19%
Contains more Vitamin C +13320%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Carob
Contains more Carbs +61.2%
Contains more Water +148.7%
Contains more Protein +4189.5%
Contains more Fats +637.9%
Contains more Other +174.2%
4% 91% 4%
Protein: 0.19 g
Fats: 4.25 g
Carbs: 90.76 g
Water: 3.83 g
Other: 0.97 g
8% 31% 56% 3%
Protein: 8.15 g
Fats: 31.36 g
Carbs: 56.29 g
Water: 1.54 g
Other: 2.66 g
Contains more Carbs +61.2%
Contains more Water +148.7%
Contains more Protein +4189.5%
Contains more Fats +637.9%
Contains more Other +174.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Carob
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.8%
100%
Saturated Fat: 4.115 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
97%
Saturated Fat: 29.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.483 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.295 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skittles Carob Opinion
Net carbs 90.76g 52.49g Skittles
Protein 0.19g 8.15g Carob
Fats 4.25g 31.36g Carob
Carbs 90.76g 56.29g Skittles
Calories 402kcal 540kcal Carob
Sugar 75.92g 34.11g Carob
Fiber 0g 3.8g Carob
Calcium 0mg 303mg Carob
Iron 0mg 1.29mg Carob
Magnesium 36mg Carob
Phosphorus 126mg Carob
Potassium 633mg Carob
Sodium 15mg 107mg Skittles
Zinc 3.53mg Carob
Copper 0.183mg Carob
Manganese 0.14mg Carob
Selenium 5.2µg Carob
Vitamin A 0IU 10IU Carob
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Carob
Vitamin E 1.57mg Carob
Vitamin C 67.1mg 0.5mg Skittles
Vitamin B1 0.1mg Carob
Vitamin B2 0.178mg Carob
Vitamin B3 1.04mg Carob
Vitamin B5 0.75mg Carob
Vitamin B6 0.13mg Carob
Folate 21µg Carob
Vitamin B12 0.28µg Carob
Choline 19mg Carob
Vitamin K 7.7µg Carob
Cholesterol 0mg 1mg Skittles
Trans Fat 0.074g 0g Carob
Saturated Fat 4.115g 29.018g Skittles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.483g Carob
Polyunsaturated fat 0.295g Carob

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Skittles Carob
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
21%
Carob
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Skittles
49%
Carob

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skittles
Skittles contains less Sodium (difference - 92mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skittles
Skittles is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skittles
Skittles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 24.903g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carob
Carob is lower in Sugar (difference - 41.81g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carob
Carob is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carob
Carob is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carob
Carob is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Carob - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167973/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.