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Starburst vs. Fortune cookie — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Starburst and Fortune cookie?

  • Starburst is higher in Vitamin C, yet Fortune cookie is higher in Iron, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Fiber, and Copper.
  • Starburst's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 65% more.
  • Starburst has 12 times more Saturated Fat than Fortune cookie. While Starburst has 7.778g of Saturated Fat, Fortune cookie has only 0.669g.

We used Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits and Cookies, fortune types 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 -93.5%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +14300%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +600%
Contains more Potassium +1950%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Manganese +1166.7%
Contains more Selenium +262.5%
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 4% 54% 5% 15% 4% 5% 5% 20% 25% 16%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +14300%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +600%
Contains more Potassium +1950%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Manganese +1166.7%
Contains more Selenium +262.5%

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 E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36700%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +748.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +6500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
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% 1% 0% 0% 46% 30% 35% 18% 3% 50% 2% 4% 3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36700%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +748.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +6500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +204.1%
Contains more Protein +924.4%
Contains more Other +266.7%
Equal in Carbs - 84
Equal in Water - 8
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
4% 3% 84% 8%
Protein: 4.2 g
Fats: 2.7 g
Carbs: 84 g
Water: 8 g
Other: 1.1 g
Contains more Fats +204.1%
Contains more Protein +924.4%
Contains more Other +266.7%
Equal in Carbs - 84
Equal in Water - 8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
100%
Saturated Fat: 7.778 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
27% 54% 19%
Saturated Fat: 0.669 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.345 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.466 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.4%
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 Fortune cookie
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 Fortune cookie Opinion
Net carbs 82.57g 82.4g Starburst
Protein 0.41g 4.2g Fortune cookie
Fats 8.21g 2.7g Starburst
Carbs 82.57g 84g Fortune cookie
Calories 408kcal 378kcal Starburst
Sugar 58.12g 45.42g Fortune cookie
Fiber 0g 1.6g Fortune cookie
Calcium 0mg 12mg Fortune cookie
Iron 0.01mg 1.44mg Fortune cookie
Magnesium 1mg 7mg Fortune cookie
Phosphorus 5mg 35mg Fortune cookie
Potassium 2mg 41mg Fortune cookie
Sodium 2mg 31mg Starburst
Zinc 0mg 0.17mg Fortune cookie
Copper 0.012mg 0.06mg Fortune cookie
Manganese 0.015mg 0.19mg Fortune cookie
Selenium 0.8µg 2.9µg Fortune cookie
Vitamin A 1IU 3IU Fortune cookie
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Fortune cookie
Vitamin E 0.33mg 0.03mg Starburst
Vitamin C 58.7mg 0mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.001mg 0.182mg Fortune cookie
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0.13mg Fortune cookie
Vitamin B3 0.005mg 1.84mg Fortune cookie
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0.297mg Fortune cookie
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.013mg Fortune cookie
Folate 1µg 66µg Fortune cookie
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.01µg Fortune cookie
Choline 0mg 6mg Fortune cookie
Vitamin K 2.1µg 1.1µg Starburst
Tryptophan 0.061mg Fortune cookie
Threonine 0.123mg Fortune cookie
Isoleucine 0.165mg Fortune cookie
Leucine 0.295mg Fortune cookie
Lysine 0.157mg Fortune cookie
Methionine 0.076mg Fortune cookie
Phenylalanine 0.203mg Fortune cookie
Valine 0.192mg Fortune cookie
Histidine 0.088mg Fortune cookie
Cholesterol 0mg 2mg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g Fortune cookie
Saturated Fat 7.778g 0.669g Fortune cookie
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.001g Fortune cookie
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 1.345g Fortune cookie
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.466g Fortune cookie

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Starburst Fortune cookie
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
14%
Fortune cookie
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Starburst
15%
Fortune cookie

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 77)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fortune cookie
Fortune cookie is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fortune cookie
Fortune cookie is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.109g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fortune cookie
Fortune cookie is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fortune cookie
Fortune cookie 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. Fortune cookie - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172722/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.