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Starburst vs. Chocolate pudding — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Starburst and Chocolate pudding different?

  • Starburst is higher in Vitamin C, however, Chocolate pudding is richer in Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin D, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Starburst is 64% higher.
  • Starburst contains 7 times more Saturated Fat than Chocolate pudding. While Starburst contains 7.778g of Saturated Fat, Chocolate pudding contains only 1.064g.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits and Puddings, chocolate, dry mix, instant, prepared with 2% milk 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 less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +3900%
Contains more Magnesium +1800%
Contains more Phosphorus +4660%
Contains more Potassium +8300%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +466.7%
Contains more Manganese +313.3%
Contains more Selenium +187.5%
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 32% 15% 14% 102% 15% 38% 12% 23% 9% 13%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +3900%
Contains more Magnesium +1800%
Contains more Phosphorus +4660%
Contains more Potassium +8300%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +466.7%
Contains more Manganese +313.3%
Contains more Selenium +187.5%

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 +7237.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +16900%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2060%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +682.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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 11% 0% 24% 3% 9% 34% 3% 17% 9% 4% 39% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +7237.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +16900%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2060%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +682.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +327.6%
Contains more Carbs +337.1%
Contains more Protein +668.3%
Contains more Water +776.5%
Contains more Other +383.3%
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% 19% 75%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 1.92 g
Carbs: 18.89 g
Water: 74.59 g
Other: 1.45 g
Contains more Fats +327.6%
Contains more Carbs +337.1%
Contains more Protein +668.3%
Contains more Water +776.5%
Contains more Other +383.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
100%
Saturated Fat: 7.778 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
61% 32% 8%
Saturated Fat: 1.064 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.561 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.132 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.3%
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 pudding
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 pudding Opinion
Net carbs 82.57g 18.49g Starburst
Protein 0.41g 3.15g Chocolate pudding
Fats 8.21g 1.92g Starburst
Carbs 82.57g 18.89g Starburst
Calories 408kcal 105kcal Starburst
Sugar 58.12g Chocolate pudding
Fiber 0g 0.4g Chocolate pudding
Calcium 0mg 104mg Chocolate pudding
Iron 0.01mg 0.4mg Chocolate pudding
Magnesium 1mg 19mg Chocolate pudding
Phosphorus 5mg 238mg Chocolate pudding
Potassium 2mg 168mg Chocolate pudding
Sodium 2mg 284mg Starburst
Zinc 0mg 0.43mg Chocolate pudding
Copper 0.012mg 0.068mg Chocolate pudding
Manganese 0.015mg 0.062mg Chocolate pudding
Selenium 0.8µg 2.3µg Chocolate pudding
Vitamin A 1IU 170IU Chocolate pudding
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 46µg Chocolate pudding
Vitamin E 0.33mg Starburst
Vitamin D 0IU 33IU Chocolate pudding
Vitamin D 0µg 0.8µg Chocolate pudding
Vitamin C 58.7mg 0.8mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.001mg 0.034mg Chocolate pudding
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0.147mg Chocolate pudding
Vitamin B3 0.005mg 0.108mg Chocolate pudding
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0.274mg Chocolate pudding
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.038mg Chocolate pudding
Folate 1µg 5µg Chocolate pudding
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.31µg Chocolate pudding
Vitamin K 2.1µg Starburst
Tryptophan 0.044mg Chocolate pudding
Threonine 0.139mg Chocolate pudding
Isoleucine 0.182mg Chocolate pudding
Leucine 0.295mg Chocolate pudding
Lysine 0.239mg Chocolate pudding
Methionine 0.074mg Chocolate pudding
Phenylalanine 0.151mg Chocolate pudding
Valine 0.208mg Chocolate pudding
Histidine 0.082mg Chocolate pudding
Cholesterol 0mg 6mg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g Chocolate pudding
Saturated Fat 7.778g 1.064g Chocolate pudding
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.561g Chocolate pudding
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.132g Chocolate pudding

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Starburst Chocolate pudding
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
11%
Chocolate pudding
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Starburst
27%
Chocolate pudding

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 282mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chocolate pudding
Chocolate pudding is lower in Sugar (difference - 58.12g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chocolate pudding
Chocolate pudding is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.714g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate pudding
Chocolate pudding is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chocolate pudding
Chocolate pudding 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 pudding - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167998/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.