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Starburst vs. Flan — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Starburst and Flan

  • Starburst has more Vitamin C, however, Flan is higher in Selenium.
  • Starburst covers your daily need of Vitamin C 65% more than Flan.
  • Starburst has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits and Flan, caramel custard, dry mix.

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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.
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Flan
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +400%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Manganese +114.3%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Potassium +7550%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +25%
Contains more Selenium +2562.5%
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 7.2% 3% 0% 0.43% 14% 56% 1.1% 5% 0.91% 116%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +400%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Manganese +114.3%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Potassium +7550%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +25%
Contains more Selenium +2562.5%

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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Flan
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Flan
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +10.9%
Contains more Other +100%
Equal in Water - 7.8
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
92% 8%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 91.6 g
Water: 7.8 g
Other: 0.6 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +10.9%
Contains more Other +100%
Equal in Water - 7.8

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Starburst Flan Opinion
Net carbs 82.57g 91.6g Flan
Protein 0.41g 0g Starburst
Fats 8.21g 0g Starburst
Carbs 82.57g 91.6g Flan
Calories 408kcal 348kcal Starburst
Sugar 58.12g Flan
Calcium 0mg 24mg Flan
Iron 0.01mg 0.08mg Flan
Magnesium 1mg 0mg Starburst
Phosphorus 5mg 1mg Starburst
Potassium 2mg 153mg Flan
Sodium 2mg 432mg Starburst
Zinc 0mg 0.04mg Flan
Copper 0.012mg 0.015mg Flan
Manganese 0.015mg 0.007mg Starburst
Selenium 0.8µg 21.3µg Flan
Vitamin A 1IU 0IU Starburst
Vitamin E 0.33mg Starburst
Vitamin C 58.7mg 0mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.001mg 0mg Starburst
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0mg Starburst
Vitamin B3 0.005mg 0mg Starburst
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0mg Starburst
Folate 1µg 0µg Starburst
Vitamin K 2.1µg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g Flan
Saturated Fat 7.778g Flan

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Starburst Flan
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
0%
Flan
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Starburst
20%
Flan

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 430mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Starburst
Starburst is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flan
Flan is lower in Sugar (difference - 58.12g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flan
Flan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.778g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flan
Flan 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 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. Flan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169602/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.