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Starburst vs. Chocolate ice cream — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Starburst and Chocolate ice cream?

  • Starburst is richer in Vitamin C, yet Chocolate ice cream is richer in Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Starburst's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 64% higher.

We used Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits and Ice creams, chocolate 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 less Sodium -97.4%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +9200%
Contains more Magnesium +2800%
Contains more Phosphorus +2040%
Contains more Potassium +12350%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +1025%
Contains more Manganese +833.3%
Contains more Selenium +212.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0.38% 0.71% 2.1% 0.18% 0.26% 0% 4% 2% 4.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 33% 35% 21% 46% 22% 9.9% 16% 45% 18% 14%
Contains less Sodium -97.4%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +9200%
Contains more Magnesium +2800%
Contains more Phosphorus +2040%
Contains more Potassium +12350%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +1025%
Contains more Manganese +833.3%
Contains more Selenium +212.5%

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 C +8285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +41500%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +9600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4420%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1482.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.06% 6.6% 0% 196% 0.25% 0.46% 0.09% 2.1% 0% 0.75% 0% 0% 5.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 25% 6% 6% 2.3% 11% 45% 4.2% 33% 13% 12% 36% 12% 0.75%
Contains more Vitamin C +8285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +41500%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +9600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4420%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1482.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +192.8%
Contains more Protein +826.8%
Contains more Fats +34%
Contains more Water +554.5%
Contains more Other +333.3%
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
4% 11% 28% 56%
Protein: 3.8 g
Fats: 11 g
Carbs: 28.2 g
Water: 55.7 g
Other: 1.3 g
Contains more Carbs +192.8%
Contains more Protein +826.8%
Contains more Fats +34%
Contains more Water +554.5%
Contains more Other +333.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -12.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
100%
Saturated Fat: 7.778 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
65% 31% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.21 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.41 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -12.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Starburst Chocolate ice cream Opinion
Net carbs 82.57g 27g Starburst
Protein 0.41g 3.8g Chocolate ice cream
Fats 8.21g 11g Chocolate ice cream
Carbs 82.57g 28.2g Starburst
Calories 408kcal 216kcal Starburst
Sugar 58.12g 25.36g Chocolate ice cream
Fiber 0g 1.2g Chocolate ice cream
Calcium 0mg 109mg Chocolate ice cream
Iron 0.01mg 0.93mg Chocolate ice cream
Magnesium 1mg 29mg Chocolate ice cream
Phosphorus 5mg 107mg Chocolate ice cream
Potassium 2mg 249mg Chocolate ice cream
Sodium 2mg 76mg Starburst
Zinc 0mg 0.58mg Chocolate ice cream
Copper 0.012mg 0.135mg Chocolate ice cream
Manganese 0.015mg 0.14mg Chocolate ice cream
Selenium 0.8µg 2.5µg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin A 1IU 416IU Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 118µg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin E 0.33mg 0.3mg Starburst
Vitamin D 0IU 8IU Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin C 58.7mg 0.7mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.001mg 0.042mg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0.194mg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin B3 0.005mg 0.226mg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0.554mg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.055mg Chocolate ice cream
Folate 1µg 16µg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.29µg Chocolate ice cream
Choline 0mg 22.5mg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin K 2.1µg 0.3µg Starburst
Cholesterol 0mg 34mg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g Chocolate ice cream
Saturated Fat 7.778g 6.8g Chocolate ice cream
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 3.21g Chocolate ice cream
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.41g Chocolate ice cream

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Starburst Chocolate ice cream
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
16%
Chocolate ice cream
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Starburst
26%
Chocolate ice cream

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 74mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chocolate ice cream
Chocolate ice cream is lower in Sugar (difference - 32.76g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chocolate ice cream
Chocolate ice cream is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.978g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate ice cream
Chocolate ice cream is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chocolate ice cream
Chocolate ice cream is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Chocolate ice cream - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168809/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.