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Starburst vs. Corn syrup — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Starburst and Corn syrup

  • Starburst is higher than Corn syrup in Vitamin C.
  • Starburst covers your daily Vitamin C needs 65% more than Corn syrup.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits and Syrups, corn, dark.

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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 -98.7%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +3600%
Contains more Magnesium +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains more Potassium +2100%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +341.7%
Contains more Manganese +566.7%
Contains more Selenium +262.5%
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 5.4% 14% 5.7% 4.7% 3.9% 20% 1.1% 18% 13% 16%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +3600%
Contains more Magnesium +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains more Potassium +2100%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +341.7%
Contains more Manganese +566.7%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
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 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 0% 0% 0% 0% 2.8% 2.1% 0.38% 1.4% 2.1% 0% 0% 7.3% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +158.6%
Contains more Other +33.3%
Equal in Carbs - 77.59
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
78% 22%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 77.59 g
Water: 22.01 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +158.6%
Contains more Other +33.3%
Equal in Carbs - 77.59

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Starburst Corn syrup Opinion
Net carbs 82.57g 77.59g Starburst
Protein 0.41g 0g Starburst
Fats 8.21g 0g Starburst
Carbs 82.57g 77.59g Starburst
Calories 408kcal 286kcal Starburst
Sugar 58.12g 77.59g Starburst
Calcium 0mg 18mg Corn syrup
Iron 0.01mg 0.37mg Corn syrup
Magnesium 1mg 8mg Corn syrup
Phosphorus 5mg 11mg Corn syrup
Potassium 2mg 44mg Corn syrup
Sodium 2mg 155mg Starburst
Zinc 0mg 0.04mg Corn syrup
Copper 0.012mg 0.053mg Corn syrup
Manganese 0.015mg 0.1mg Corn syrup
Selenium 0.8µg 2.9µg Corn syrup
Vitamin A 1IU 0IU Starburst
Vitamin E 0.33mg 0mg Starburst
Vitamin C 58.7mg 0mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.001mg 0.011mg Corn syrup
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0.009mg Corn syrup
Vitamin B3 0.005mg 0.02mg Corn syrup
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0.023mg Starburst
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.009mg Corn syrup
Folate 1µg 0µg Starburst
Choline 0mg 13.3mg Corn syrup
Vitamin K 2.1µg 0µg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g Corn syrup
Saturated Fat 7.778g 0g Corn syrup

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Starburst Corn syrup
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%
Corn syrup
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Starburst
10%
Corn syrup

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Sugar (difference - 19.47g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 153mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 90)
Which food is cheaper?
Starburst
Starburst is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.778g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Corn syrup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168836/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.