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Starburst vs. Nougat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Starburst and Nougat

  • Starburst has more Vitamin C, however, Nougat has more Vitamin E , Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Iron, and Phosphorus.
  • Starburst's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 65% more.
  • Starburst has 5 times more Saturated Fat than Nougat. Starburst has 7.778g of Saturated Fat, while Nougat has 1.667g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits and Candies, nougat, with almonds.

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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 less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +5800%
Contains more Magnesium +3100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1000%
Contains more Potassium +5150%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +1016.7%
Contains more Manganese +1926.7%
Contains more Selenium +225%
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 10% 23% 23% 24% 10% 5% 12% 45% 40% 15%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +5800%
Contains more Magnesium +3100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1000%
Contains more Potassium +5150%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +1016.7%
Contains more Manganese +1926.7%
Contains more Selenium +225%

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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Nougat
Contains more Vitamin C +19466.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +739.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +9460%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1
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 1% 56% 0% 1% 4% 35% 9% 4% 5% 4% 2% 3% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +19466.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +739.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +9460%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +391.6%
Contains more Water +295.8%
Contains more Protein +712.2%
Contains more Carbs +11.9%
Contains more Other +53.3%
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
3% 2% 92% 2%
Protein: 3.33 g
Fats: 1.67 g
Carbs: 92.39 g
Water: 2.15 g
Other: 0.46 g
Contains more Fats +391.6%
Contains more Water +295.8%
Contains more Protein +712.2%
Contains more Carbs +11.9%
Contains more Other +53.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -78.6%
100%
Saturated Fat: 7.778 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 1.667 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -78.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Starburst Nougat Opinion
Net carbs 82.57g 89.09g Nougat
Protein 0.41g 3.33g Nougat
Fats 8.21g 1.67g Starburst
Carbs 82.57g 92.39g Nougat
Calories 408kcal 398kcal Starburst
Sugar 58.12g 44.97g Nougat
Fiber 0g 3.3g Nougat
Calcium 0mg 32mg Nougat
Iron 0.01mg 0.59mg Nougat
Magnesium 1mg 32mg Nougat
Phosphorus 5mg 55mg Nougat
Potassium 2mg 105mg Nougat
Sodium 2mg 33mg Starburst
Zinc 0mg 0.42mg Nougat
Copper 0.012mg 0.134mg Nougat
Manganese 0.015mg 0.304mg Nougat
Selenium 0.8µg 2.6µg Nougat
Vitamin A 1IU 1IU
Vitamin E 0.33mg 2.77mg Nougat
Vitamin C 58.7mg 0.3mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.001mg 0.013mg Nougat
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0.148mg Nougat
Vitamin B3 0.005mg 0.478mg Nougat
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0.06mg Nougat
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.02mg Nougat
Folate 1µg 5µg Nougat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.01µg Nougat
Choline 0mg 5.1mg Nougat
Vitamin K 2.1µg 0µg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g Nougat
Saturated Fat 7.778g 1.667g Nougat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Starburst Nougat
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
9%
Nougat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Starburst
20%
Nougat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Starburst
Starburst is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nougat
Nougat is lower in Sugar (difference - 13.15g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Nougat
Nougat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.111g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nougat
Nougat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nougat
Nougat is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Starburst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169590/nutrients
  2. Nougat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169060/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.