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Skittles vs. Honey — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Skittles and Honey different?

  • Skittles are higher in Vitamin C, however, Honey is richer in Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Skittles is 74% higher.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, SKITTLES Wild Berry Bite Size Candies and Honey 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.
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Honey
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
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 2% 16% 2% 2% 5% 1% 6% 12% 11% 5%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%

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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Honey
Contains more Vitamin C +13320%
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% 0% 0% 2% 0% 9% 3% 5% 6% 2% 0% 2% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +13320%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Honey
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +10.1%
Contains more Other +385%
Contains more Protein +57.9%
Contains more Water +346.5%
Equal in Carbs - 82.4
4% 91% 4%
Protein: 0.19 g
Fats: 4.25 g
Carbs: 90.76 g
Water: 3.83 g
Other: 0.97 g
82% 17%
Protein: 0.3 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 82.4 g
Water: 17.1 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +10.1%
Contains more Other +385%
Contains more Protein +57.9%
Contains more Water +346.5%
Equal in Carbs - 82.4

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skittles Honey Opinion
Net carbs 90.76g 82.2g Skittles
Protein 0.19g 0.3g Honey
Fats 4.25g 0g Skittles
Carbs 90.76g 82.4g Skittles
Calories 402kcal 304kcal Skittles
Fructose 40.94g Honey
Sugar 75.92g 82.12g Skittles
Fiber 0g 0.2g Honey
Calcium 0mg 6mg Honey
Iron 0mg 0.42mg Honey
Magnesium 2mg Honey
Phosphorus 4mg Honey
Potassium 52mg Honey
Sodium 15mg 4mg Honey
Zinc 0.22mg Honey
Copper 0.036mg Honey
Manganese 0.08mg Honey
Selenium 0.8µg Honey
Vitamin C 67.1mg 0.5mg Skittles
Vitamin B2 0.038mg Honey
Vitamin B3 0.121mg Honey
Vitamin B5 0.068mg Honey
Vitamin B6 0.024mg Honey
Folate 2µg Honey
Choline 2.2mg Honey
Tryptophan 0.004mg Honey
Threonine 0.004mg Honey
Isoleucine 0.008mg Honey
Leucine 0.01mg Honey
Lysine 0.008mg Honey
Methionine 0.001mg Honey
Phenylalanine 0.011mg Honey
Valine 0.009mg Honey
Histidine 0.001mg Honey
Trans Fat 0.074g Honey
Saturated Fat 4.115g 0g Honey

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Skittles Honey
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
2%
Honey
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Skittles
6%
Honey

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skittles
Skittles is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.2g)
Which food is cheaper?
Skittles
Skittles is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Honey
Honey contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Honey
Honey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.115g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Honey
Honey is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Honey
Honey is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Honey
Honey is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Honey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169640/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.