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Pretzel vs Caramel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pretzel and Caramel

  • Pretzel has more Iron, Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1 and Copper, while Caramel has more Fiber, Vitamin B12 and Calcium.
  • Pretzel's daily need coverage for Iron is 56% higher.
  • Caramel contains 92 times less Manganese than Pretzel. Pretzel contains 1.015mg of Manganese, while Caramel contains 0.011mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Caramel is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Snacks, pretzels, hard, plain, salted and Candies, caramels.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +3171.4%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Copper +766.7%
Contains more Zinc +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.3%
Contains more Calcium +411.1%
Contains less Sodium -80.2%
Equal in Potassium - 214
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 172% 9% 20% 21% 53% 29% 55% 162%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 42% 19% 13% 6% 12% 49% 32%
Contains more Iron +3171.4%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Copper +766.7%
Contains more Zinc +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.3%
Contains more Calcium +411.1%
Contains less Sodium -80.2%
Equal in Potassium - 214

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart 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 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +311.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3460.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +55.6%
Contains more Folate +4050%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.46
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 0% 10% 0% 106% 77% 99% 20% 18% 0% 7% 125%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 3% 10% 0% 26% 60% 3% 38% 13% 38% 5% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +425%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +311.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3460.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +55.6%
Contains more Folate +4050%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.46

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
39
Pretzel
16
Caramel
Mineral Summary Score
65
Pretzel
22
Caramel

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
60%
Pretzel
28%
Caramel
Carbohydrates
80%
Pretzel
77%
Caramel
Fats
14%
Pretzel
37%
Caramel

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pretzel Caramel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pretzel Caramel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pretzel
Pretzel contains less Sugars (difference - 63.29g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.085g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pretzel
Pretzel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pretzel
Pretzel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Caramel
Caramel contains less Sodium (difference - 995mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Caramel
Caramel is cheaper (difference - $0.9)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pretzel Caramel Opinion
Calories 384 382 Pretzel
Protein 10.04 4.6 Pretzel
Fats 2.93 8.1 Caramel
Vitamin C 2.1 0.4 Pretzel
Carbs 80.39 77 Pretzel
Cholesterol 0 7 Pretzel
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.58 0.14 Pretzel
Calcium 27 138 Caramel
Potassium 223 214 Pretzel
Magnesium 29 17 Pretzel
Sugars 2.21 65.5 Pretzel
Fiber 3.4 0 Pretzel
Copper 0.156 0.018 Pretzel
Zinc 1.04 0.44 Pretzel
Starch 72.58 Pretzel
Phosphorus 128 114 Pretzel
Sodium 1240 245 Caramel
Vitamin A 0 42 Caramel
Vitamin E 0.47 0.46 Pretzel
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.424 0.103 Pretzel
Vitamin B2 0.332 0.256 Pretzel
Vitamin B3 5.27 0.148 Pretzel
Vitamin B5 0.322 0.62 Caramel
Vitamin B6 0.074 0.056 Pretzel
Vitamin B12 0 0.3 Caramel
Vitamin K 2.8 1.8 Pretzel
Folate 166 4 Pretzel
Trans Fat 0.004 Caramel
Saturated Fat 0.391 2.476 Pretzel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.727 1.542 Caramel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.291 3.478 Caramel
Tryptophan 0.097 0.06 Pretzel
Threonine 0.25 0.192 Pretzel
Isoleucine 0.407 0.258 Pretzel
Leucine 0.757 0.417 Pretzel
Lysine 0.257 0.338 Caramel
Methionine 0.177 0.107 Pretzel
Phenylalanine 0.52 0.205 Pretzel
Valine 0.48 0.285 Pretzel
Histidine 0.22 0.115 Pretzel
Fructose 0.31 Pretzel

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pretzel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167555/nutrients
  2. Caramel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167974/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.