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Starburst vs. Mousse — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Starburst and Mousse different?

  • Starburst is richer in Vitamin C, while Mousse is higher in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Calcium, and Copper.
  • Starburst covers your daily need of Vitamin C 65% more than Mousse.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits and Desserts, mousse, chocolate, prepared-from-recipe 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 -94.7%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +5400%
Contains more Magnesium +1900%
Contains more Phosphorus +2240%
Contains more Potassium +7050%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +525%
Contains more Manganese +293.3%
Contains more Selenium +825%
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 29% 21% 14% 50% 13% 5% 17% 25% 7.7% 40%
Contains less Sodium -94.7%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +5400%
Contains more Magnesium +1900%
Contains more Phosphorus +2240%
Contains more Potassium +7050%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +525%
Contains more Manganese +293.3%
Contains more Selenium +825%

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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Mousse
Contains more Vitamin C +58600%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +50800%
Contains more Vitamin E +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2820%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1422.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +1400%
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 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 31% 10% 0% 0.33% 11% 47% 2.7% 32% 13% 11% 59% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +58600%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +50800%
Contains more Vitamin E +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2820%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1422.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +413.8%
Contains more Protein +909.8%
Contains more Fats +94.9%
Contains more Water +639.6%
Contains more Other +183.3%
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
4% 16% 16% 63%
Protein: 4.14 g
Fats: 16 g
Carbs: 16.07 g
Water: 62.94 g
Other: 0.85 g
Contains more Carbs +413.8%
Contains more Protein +909.8%
Contains more Fats +94.9%
Contains more Water +639.6%
Contains more Other +183.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -15%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
100%
Saturated Fat: 7.778 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
61% 33% 6%
Saturated Fat: 9.151 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.027 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.879 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -15%
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 Mousse
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Starburst Mousse Opinion
Net carbs 82.57g 15.47g Starburst
Protein 0.41g 4.14g Mousse
Fats 8.21g 16g Mousse
Carbs 82.57g 16.07g Starburst
Calories 408kcal 225kcal Starburst
Sugar 58.12g 14.81g Mousse
Fiber 0g 0.6g Mousse
Calcium 0mg 96mg Mousse
Iron 0.01mg 0.55mg Mousse
Magnesium 1mg 20mg Mousse
Phosphorus 5mg 117mg Mousse
Potassium 2mg 143mg Mousse
Sodium 2mg 38mg Starburst
Zinc 0mg 0.64mg Mousse
Copper 0.012mg 0.075mg Mousse
Manganese 0.015mg 0.059mg Mousse
Selenium 0.8µg 7.4µg Mousse
Vitamin A 1IU 509IU Mousse
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 140µg Mousse
Vitamin E 0.33mg 0.51mg Mousse
Vitamin C 58.7mg 0.1mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.001mg 0.045mg Mousse
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0.205mg Mousse
Vitamin B3 0.005mg 0.146mg Mousse
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0.533mg Mousse
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.058mg Mousse
Folate 1µg 15µg Mousse
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.47µg Mousse
Vitamin K 2.1µg 1.6µg Starburst
Cholesterol 0mg 140mg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g Mousse
Saturated Fat 7.778g 9.151g Starburst
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.01g Mousse
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.001g Mousse
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 5.027g Mousse
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.879g Mousse

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Starburst Mousse
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
17%
Mousse
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Starburst
22%
Mousse

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 140mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.373g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is cheaper?
Starburst
Starburst is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mousse
Mousse is lower in Sugar (difference - 43.31g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mousse
Mousse is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mousse
Mousse is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Mousse - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168777/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.