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Starburst vs. Rolo — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Starburst and Rolo different?

  • Starburst is richer in Vitamin C, while Rolo is higher in Calcium, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Vitamin E , and Iron.
  • Starburst covers your daily need of Vitamin C 64% more than Rolo.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits and Candies, ROLO Caramels in Milk Chocolate 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.
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Rolo
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +4100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1320%
Contains more Potassium +9300%
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 44% 16% 0% 30% 17% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +4100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1320%
Contains more Potassium +9300%

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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Rolo
Contains more Vitamin C +6422.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +12000%
Contains more Vitamin E +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +5900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +52.4%
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 7.3% 22% 0% 3% 5% 28% 0.75% 0% 0% 0% 41% 11% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +6422.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +12000%
Contains more Vitamin E +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +5900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +52.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Rolo
Contains more Carbs +21.5%
Contains more Water +85%
Contains more Protein +1139%
Contains more Fats +154.9%
Contains more Other +380%
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
5% 21% 68% 5%
Protein: 5.08 g
Fats: 20.93 g
Carbs: 67.95 g
Water: 4.6 g
Other: 1.44 g
Contains more Carbs +21.5%
Contains more Water +85%
Contains more Protein +1139%
Contains more Fats +154.9%
Contains more Other +380%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Rolo
Contains less Saturated Fat -46.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
100%
Saturated Fat: 7.778 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
86% 12%
Saturated Fat: 14.542 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.104 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.265 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -46.5%
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 Rolo
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Starburst Rolo Opinion
Net carbs 82.57g 67.05g Starburst
Protein 0.41g 5.08g Rolo
Fats 8.21g 20.93g Rolo
Carbs 82.57g 67.95g Starburst
Calories 408kcal 474kcal Rolo
Sugar 58.12g 63.93g Starburst
Fiber 0g 0.9g Rolo
Calcium 0mg 145mg Rolo
Iron 0.01mg 0.42mg Rolo
Magnesium 1mg 0mg Starburst
Phosphorus 5mg 71mg Rolo
Potassium 2mg 188mg Rolo
Sodium 2mg 188mg Starburst
Copper 0.012mg 0mg Starburst
Manganese 0.015mg 0mg Starburst
Selenium 0.8µg 0µg Starburst
Vitamin A 1IU 121IU Rolo
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 34µg Rolo
Vitamin E 0.33mg 1.1mg Rolo
Vitamin C 58.7mg 0.9mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.001mg 0.02mg Rolo
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0.12mg Rolo
Vitamin B3 0.005mg 0.04mg Rolo
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0mg Starburst
Folate 1µg 0µg Starburst
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.33µg Rolo
Choline 0mg 20.1mg Rolo
Vitamin K 2.1µg 3.2µg Rolo
Cholesterol 0mg 12mg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g 0g Rolo
Saturated Fat 7.778g 14.542g Starburst
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 2.104g Rolo
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.265g Rolo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Starburst Rolo
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
10%
Rolo
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Starburst
13%
Rolo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.81g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 186mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.764g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rolo
Rolo is relatively richer in vitamins
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 minerals?
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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. Rolo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168765/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.