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Skittles vs. Italian ice — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Skittles and Italian ice

  • Italian ice contains less Vitamin C than Skittles.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Skittles is 74% higher.

Food types used in this article are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, SKITTLES Wild Berry Bite Size Candies and Frozen novelties, ice type, italian, restaurant-prepared.

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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 +∞%
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 0.3% 3.4% 0% 0% 0.53% 0.52% 0.82% 3.3% 2.6% 0.55%
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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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 10% 0% 0% 1.7% 1.3% 2.3% 13% 0.3% 0.46% 3.8% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +13320%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +533.3%
Contains more Fats +21150%
Contains more Carbs +572.3%
Contains more Other +1840%
Contains more Water +2155.9%
4% 91% 4%
Protein: 0.19 g
Fats: 4.25 g
Carbs: 90.76 g
Water: 3.83 g
Other: 0.97 g
14% 86%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 0.02 g
Carbs: 13.5 g
Water: 86.4 g
Other: 0.05 g
Contains more Protein +533.3%
Contains more Fats +21150%
Contains more Carbs +572.3%
Contains more Other +1840%
Contains more Water +2155.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Skittles Italian ice
Lower in Sugar 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
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skittles Italian ice Opinion
Net carbs 90.76g 13.5g Skittles
Protein 0.19g 0.03g Skittles
Fats 4.25g 0.02g Skittles
Carbs 90.76g 13.5g Skittles
Calories 402kcal 53kcal Skittles
Sugar 75.92g Italian ice
Calcium 0mg 1mg Italian ice
Iron 0mg 0.09mg Italian ice
Potassium 6mg Italian ice
Sodium 15mg 4mg Italian ice
Zinc 0.03mg Italian ice
Copper 0.01mg Italian ice
Manganese 0.02mg Italian ice
Selenium 0.1µg Italian ice
Vitamin A 0IU 167IU Italian ice
Vitamin C 67.1mg 0.5mg Skittles
Vitamin B1 0.005mg Italian ice
Vitamin B2 0.01mg Italian ice
Vitamin B3 0.715mg Italian ice
Vitamin B5 0.005mg Italian ice
Vitamin B6 0.002mg Italian ice
Folate 5µg Italian ice
Trans Fat 0.074g Italian ice
Saturated Fat 4.115g 0g Italian ice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Skittles Italian ice
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
3%
Italian ice
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Skittles
1%
Italian ice

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian ice
Italian ice is lower in Sugar (difference - 75.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian ice
Italian ice contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Italian ice
Italian ice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.115g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Italian ice
Italian ice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Italian ice
Italian ice is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Italian ice
Italian ice 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. Italian ice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168812/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.