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Starburst vs. Gumdrop — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Starburst and Gumdrop

  • Gumdrop has less Vitamin C.
  • Starburst's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 65% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits and Candies, gumdrops, starch jelly pieces.

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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 Phosphorus +400%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Manganese +50%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +3900%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Equal in Magnesium - 1
Equal in Copper - 0.012
Equal in Selenium - 0.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% 0% 4% 2% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 15% 1% 1% 1% 6% 0% 4% 2% 5%
Contains more Phosphorus +400%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Manganese +50%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +3900%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Equal in Magnesium - 1
Equal in Copper - 0.012
Equal in Selenium - 0.8

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 7% 0% 196% 1% 1% 1% 3% 0% 1% 0% 0% 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% 0% 0% 0% 2% 3% 1% 1% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +751%
Contains more Other +200%
Contains more Carbs +19.8%
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
99%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 98.9 g
Water: 1 g
Other: 0.1 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +751%
Contains more Other +200%
Contains more Carbs +19.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Starburst Gumdrop Opinion
Net carbs 82.57g 98.8g Gumdrop
Protein 0.41g 0g Starburst
Fats 8.21g 0g Starburst
Carbs 82.57g 98.9g Gumdrop
Calories 408kcal 396kcal Starburst
Sugar 58.12g 58.97g Starburst
Fiber 0g 0.1g Gumdrop
Calcium 0mg 3mg Gumdrop
Iron 0.01mg 0.4mg Gumdrop
Magnesium 1mg 1mg
Phosphorus 5mg 1mg Starburst
Potassium 2mg 5mg Gumdrop
Sodium 2mg 44mg Starburst
Copper 0.012mg 0.012mg
Manganese 0.015mg 0.01mg Starburst
Selenium 0.8µg 0.8µg
Vitamin A 1IU 0IU Starburst
Vitamin E 0.33mg 0mg Starburst
Vitamin C 58.7mg 0mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.001mg 0.006mg Gumdrop
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0.013mg Gumdrop
Vitamin B3 0.005mg 0.01mg Gumdrop
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0.012mg Starburst
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.005mg Gumdrop
Folate 1µg 0µg Starburst
Vitamin K 2.1µg 0µg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g Gumdrop
Saturated Fat 7.778g 0g Gumdrop

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Starburst Gumdrop
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
16%
Starburst
1%
Gumdrop
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Starburst
3%
Gumdrop

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 78)
Which food is cheaper?
Starburst
Starburst is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Gumdrop
Gumdrop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.778g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Starburst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169590/nutrients
  2. Gumdrop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167989/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.