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Skittles vs. Custard — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Skittles and Custard

  • Skittles have more Vitamin C, while Custard have more Calcium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Skittles covers your daily need of Vitamin C 74% more than Custard.
  • Skittles contain 16 times more Sugar than Custard. While Skittles contain 75.92g of Sugar, Custard contains only 4.82g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, SKITTLES Wild Berry Bite Size Candies and Egg custards, dry mix, prepared with whole milk.

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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 -82.1%
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 42% 13% 12% 56% 19% 11% 14% 10% 1% 33%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
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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Custard
Contains more Vitamin C +67000%
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 11% 2% 36% 1% 16% 51% 3% 42% 15% 7% 65% 7% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +67000%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +415.7%
Contains more Protein +2000%
Contains more Water +1817.8%
Equal in Fats - 4
Equal in Other - 0.96
4% 91% 4%
Protein: 0.19 g
Fats: 4.25 g
Carbs: 90.76 g
Water: 3.83 g
Other: 0.97 g
4% 4% 18% 73%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 4 g
Carbs: 17.6 g
Water: 73.45 g
Other: 0.96 g
Contains more Carbs +415.7%
Contains more Protein +2000%
Contains more Water +1817.8%
Equal in Fats - 4
Equal in Other - 0.96

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -50.6%
100%
Saturated Fat: 4.115 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
59% 32% 9%
Saturated Fat: 2.032 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.127 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.312 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -50.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skittles Custard Opinion
Net carbs 90.76g 17.6g Skittles
Protein 0.19g 3.99g Custard
Fats 4.25g 4g Skittles
Carbs 90.76g 17.6g Skittles
Calories 402kcal 122kcal Skittles
Sugar 75.92g 4.82g Custard
Calcium 0mg 139mg Custard
Iron 0mg 0.34mg Custard
Magnesium 16mg Custard
Phosphorus 130mg Custard
Potassium 207mg Custard
Sodium 15mg 84mg Skittles
Zinc 0.51mg Custard
Copper 0.03mg Custard
Manganese 0.007mg Custard
Selenium 6µg Custard
Vitamin A 0IU 182IU Custard
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 52µg Custard
Vitamin E 0.06mg Custard
Vitamin D 47IU Custard
Vitamin D 1.2µg Custard
Vitamin C 67.1mg 0.1mg Skittles
Vitamin B1 0.061mg Custard
Vitamin B2 0.22mg Custard
Vitamin B3 0.132mg Custard
Vitamin B5 0.699mg Custard
Vitamin B6 0.064mg Custard
Folate 9µg Custard
Vitamin B12 0.52µg Custard
Choline 11.8mg Custard
Vitamin K 0.2µg Custard
Tryptophan 0.082mg Custard
Threonine 0.192mg Custard
Isoleucine 0.207mg Custard
Leucine 0.337mg Custard
Lysine 0.214mg Custard
Methionine 0.091mg Custard
Phenylalanine 0.173mg Custard
Valine 0.233mg Custard
Histidine 0.092mg Custard
Cholesterol 0mg 51mg Skittles
Trans Fat 0.074g Custard
Saturated Fat 4.115g 2.032g Custard
Omega-3 - DHA 0.003g Custard
Monounsaturated Fat 1.127g Custard
Polyunsaturated fat 0.312g Custard

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Skittles Custard
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
19%
Custard
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Skittles
21%
Custard

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skittles
Skittles contains less Sodium (difference - 69mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skittles
Skittles is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 51mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Skittles
Skittles is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Custard
Custard is lower in Sugar (difference - 71.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Custard
Custard is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.083g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Custard
Custard is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Custard
Custard is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Custard
Custard 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. Skittles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168840/nutrients
  2. Custard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168773/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.