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Pretzel vs. Mounds candy bar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pretzel and Mounds candy bar different?

  • Pretzel is higher in Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Iron, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, however, Mounds candy bar is richer in Copper, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Mounds candy bar is 101% higher.
  • Pretzel contains 28 times more Folate than Mounds candy bar. While Pretzel contains 166µg of Folate, Mounds candy bar contains only 6µg.
  • Mounds candy bar has less Sodium.

Snacks, pretzels, hard, plain, salted and Candies, MOUNDS Candy Bar 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.
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +119.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.7%
Contains more Magnesium +89.7%
Contains more Potassium +43.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%
Contains more Copper +156.4%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Equal in Zinc - 1.1
Equal in Manganese - 0.948
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 7% 79% 40% 39% 29% 19% 30% 134% 124% 36%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +119.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.7%
Contains more Magnesium +89.7%
Contains more Potassium +43.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%
Contains more Copper +156.4%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Equal in Zinc - 1.1
Equal in Manganese - 0.948

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 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +765.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +472.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1802.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.4%
Contains more Folate +2666.7%
Contains more Choline +150%
Contains more Vitamin K +75%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
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% 2% 13% 14% 6% 15% 21% 5% 0% 7% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +147.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +425%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +765.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +472.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1802.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.4%
Contains more Folate +2666.7%
Contains more Choline +150%
Contains more Vitamin K +75%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +118.3%
Contains more Carbs +37.2%
Contains more Other +202.6%
Contains more Fats +807.8%
Contains more Water +189.1%
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
5% 27% 59% 9%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 26.6 g
Carbs: 58.59 g
Water: 9.05 g
Other: 1.16 g
Contains more Protein +118.3%
Contains more Carbs +37.2%
Contains more Other +202.6%
Contains more Fats +807.8%
Contains more Water +189.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +86.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +822.1%
16% 30% 54%
Saturated Fat: 0.391 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.727 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.291 g
97% 2%
Saturated Fat: 20.58 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.39 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.14 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +86.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +822.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pretzel Mounds candy bar Opinion
Net carbs 76.99g 54.89g Pretzel
Protein 10.04g 4.6g Pretzel
Fats 2.93g 26.6g Mounds candy bar
Carbs 80.39g 58.59g Pretzel
Calories 384kcal 486kcal Mounds candy bar
Starch 72.58g Pretzel
Fructose 0.31g Pretzel
Sugar 2.21g 46.19g Pretzel
Fiber 3.4g 3.7g Mounds candy bar
Calcium 27mg 21mg Pretzel
Iron 4.58mg 2.09mg Pretzel
Magnesium 29mg 55mg Mounds candy bar
Phosphorus 128mg 91mg Pretzel
Potassium 223mg 321mg Mounds candy bar
Sodium 1240mg 145mg Mounds candy bar
Zinc 1.04mg 1.1mg Mounds candy bar
Copper 0.156mg 0.4mg Mounds candy bar
Manganese 1.015mg 0.948mg Pretzel
Selenium 4.4µg 6.6µg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin E 0.47mg 0.19mg Pretzel
Vitamin C 2.1mg 0.4mg Pretzel
Vitamin B1 0.424mg 0.049mg Pretzel
Vitamin B2 0.332mg 0.058mg Pretzel
Vitamin B3 5.27mg 0.277mg Pretzel
Vitamin B5 0.322mg 0.245mg Pretzel
Vitamin B6 0.074mg 0.09mg Mounds candy bar
Folate 166µg 6µg Pretzel
Choline 29.5mg 11.8mg Pretzel
Vitamin K 2.8µg 1.6µg 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
Cholesterol 0mg 2mg Pretzel
Trans Fat 0.004g Mounds candy bar
Saturated Fat 0.391g 20.58g Pretzel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.727g 0.39g Pretzel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.291g 0.14g 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?

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Pretzel Mounds candy bar
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
7%
Mounds candy bar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
67%
Pretzel
53%
Mounds candy bar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Sugar (difference - 43.98g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 20.189g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pretzel
Pretzel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar contains less Sodium (difference - 1095mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 83)
Which food is cheaper?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Mounds candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168759/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.