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Starburst vs. Mounds candy bar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Starburst and Mounds candy bar different?

  • Starburst is richer in Vitamin C, while Mounds candy bar is higher in Copper, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Zinc.
  • Starburst covers your daily need of Vitamin C 65% more than Mounds candy bar.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits and Candies, MOUNDS Candy Bar types were 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 -98.6%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +20800%
Contains more Magnesium +5400%
Contains more Phosphorus +1720%
Contains more Potassium +15950%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +3233.3%
Contains more Manganese +6220%
Contains more Selenium +725%
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 6.3% 78% 39% 39% 28% 19% 30% 133% 124% 36%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +20800%
Contains more Magnesium +5400%
Contains more Phosphorus +1720%
Contains more Potassium +15950%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +3233.3%
Contains more Manganese +6220%
Contains more Selenium +725%

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 +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +14575%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5440%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +500%
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% 3.8% 0% 1.3% 12% 13% 5.2% 15% 21% 4.5% 0% 6.4% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +14575%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5440%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Choline +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +40.9%
Contains more Protein +1022%
Contains more Fats +224%
Contains more Other +286.7%
Equal in Water - 9.05
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
5% 27% 59% 9%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 26.6 g
Carbs: 58.59 g
Water: 9.05 g
Other: 1.16 g
Contains more Carbs +40.9%
Contains more Protein +1022%
Contains more Fats +224%
Contains more Other +286.7%
Equal in Water - 9.05

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
100%
Saturated Fat: 7.778 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
97% 2%
Saturated Fat: 20.58 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.39 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.14 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.2%
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 Mounds candy bar
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Starburst Mounds candy bar Opinion
Net carbs 82.57g 54.89g Starburst
Protein 0.41g 4.6g Mounds candy bar
Fats 8.21g 26.6g Mounds candy bar
Carbs 82.57g 58.59g Starburst
Calories 408kcal 486kcal Mounds candy bar
Sugar 58.12g 46.19g Mounds candy bar
Fiber 0g 3.7g Mounds candy bar
Calcium 0mg 21mg Mounds candy bar
Iron 0.01mg 2.09mg Mounds candy bar
Magnesium 1mg 55mg Mounds candy bar
Phosphorus 5mg 91mg Mounds candy bar
Potassium 2mg 321mg Mounds candy bar
Sodium 2mg 145mg Starburst
Zinc 0mg 1.1mg Mounds candy bar
Copper 0.012mg 0.4mg Mounds candy bar
Manganese 0.015mg 0.948mg Mounds candy bar
Selenium 0.8µg 6.6µg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin A 1IU 0IU Starburst
Vitamin E 0.33mg 0.19mg Starburst
Vitamin C 58.7mg 0.4mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.001mg 0.049mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0.058mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B3 0.005mg 0.277mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0.245mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.09mg Mounds candy bar
Folate 1µg 6µg Mounds candy bar
Choline 0mg 11.8mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin K 2.1µg 1.6µg Starburst
Cholesterol 0mg 2mg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g Mounds candy bar
Saturated Fat 7.778g 20.58g Starburst
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.39g Mounds candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.14g Mounds candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Starburst Mounds candy bar
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
7%
Mounds candy bar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Starburst
53%
Mounds candy bar

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 143mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.802g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 11.93g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Mounds candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168759/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.