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Pretzel vs. Macaroon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pretzel and Macaroon?

  • Pretzel is richer in Iron, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, while Macaroon is higher in Copper, and Fiber.
  • Macaroon's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 99% higher.
  • Macaroon has 55 times less Folate than Pretzel. Pretzel has 166µg of Folate, while Macaroon has 3µg.
  • Macaroon is lower in Sodium.

We used Snacks, pretzels, hard, plain, salted and Cookies, coconut macaroon types in this comparison.

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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 +440%
Contains more Iron +458.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.2%
Contains more Potassium +81.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.5%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Copper +72.4%
Contains more Selenium +54.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 29
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 172% 21% 55% 20% 162% 29% 53% 133% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 31% 21% 30% 11% 32% 20% 90% 0% 38%
Contains more Calcium +440%
Contains more Iron +458.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.2%
Contains more Potassium +81.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.5%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Copper +72.4%
Contains more Selenium +54.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 29

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 E +147.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2020%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2295.5%
Contains more Folate +5433.3%
Contains more Choline +224.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.7%
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% 10% 0% 7% 106% 77% 99% 20% 18% 125% 0% 17% 7%
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% 4% 0% 0% 5% 14% 5% 0% 23% 3% 0% 5% 3%
Contains more Vitamin E +147.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2020%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2295.5%
Contains more Folate +5433.3%
Contains more Choline +224.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +232.5%
Contains more Carbs +31.3%
Contains more Other +105.3%
Contains more Fats +669.6%
Contains more Water +267.4%
10% 3% 80% 3% 4%
Protein: 10.04 g
Fats: 2.93 g
Carbs: 80.39 g
Water: 3.13 g
Other: 3.51 g
3% 23% 61% 12% 2%
Protein: 3.02 g
Fats: 22.55 g
Carbs: 61.22 g
Water: 11.5 g
Other: 1.71 g
Contains more Protein +232.5%
Contains more Carbs +31.3%
Contains more Other +105.3%
Contains more Fats +669.6%
Contains more Water +267.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +59.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +121.5%
16% 30% 54%
Saturated Fat: 0.391 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.727 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.291 g
89% 7% 4%
Saturated Fat: 20.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.81 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +59.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +121.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pretzel Macaroon
Lower in Sugar 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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pretzel Macaroon Opinion
Net carbs 76.99g 56.12g Pretzel
Protein 10.04g 3.02g Pretzel
Fats 2.93g 22.55g Macaroon
Carbs 80.39g 61.22g Pretzel
Calories 384kcal 460kcal Macaroon
Starch 72.58g Pretzel
Fructose 0.31g Pretzel
Sugar 2.21g 45.16g Pretzel
Fiber 3.4g 5.1g Macaroon
Calcium 27mg 5mg Pretzel
Iron 4.58mg 0.82mg Pretzel
Magnesium 29mg 29mg
Phosphorus 128mg 68mg Pretzel
Potassium 223mg 123mg Pretzel
Sodium 1240mg 241mg Macaroon
Zinc 1.04mg 0.73mg Pretzel
Copper 0.156mg 0.269mg Macaroon
Manganese 1.015mg Pretzel
Selenium 4.4µg 6.8µg Macaroon
Vitamin E 0.47mg 0.19mg Pretzel
Vitamin C 2.1mg 0mg Pretzel
Vitamin B1 0.424mg 0.02mg Pretzel
Vitamin B2 0.332mg 0.06mg Pretzel
Vitamin B3 5.27mg 0.22mg Pretzel
Vitamin B5 0.322mg Pretzel
Vitamin B6 0.074mg 0.096mg Macaroon
Folate 166µg 3µg Pretzel
Choline 29.5mg 9.1mg Pretzel
Vitamin K 2.8µg 1.1µg Pretzel
Tryptophan 0.097mg Pretzel
Threonine 0.25mg Pretzel
Isoleucine 0.407mg Pretzel
Leucine 0.757mg Pretzel
Lysine 0.257mg Pretzel
Methionine 0.177mg Pretzel
Phenylalanine 0.52mg Pretzel
Valine 0.48mg Pretzel
Histidine 0.22mg Pretzel
Trans Fat 0.004g Macaroon
Saturated Fat 0.391g 20.099g Pretzel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.727g 1.61g Macaroon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.291g 0.81g Pretzel
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.223g Pretzel
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Pretzel
Omega-3 - ALA 0.063g Pretzel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pretzel Macaroon
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
37%
Pretzel
5%
Macaroon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
67%
Pretzel
27%
Macaroon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Sugar (difference - 42.95g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 19.708g)
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?
Macaroon
Macaroon contains less Sodium (difference - 999mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Macaroon
Macaroon is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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. Pretzel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167555/nutrients
  2. Macaroon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171847/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.