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Maple syrup vs. Twix — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Maple syrup and Twix

  • Maple syrup has more Manganese, and Vitamin B2, while Twix has more Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Maple syrup covers your daily need of Manganese 115% more than Twix.
  • Maple syrup contains 6 times more Vitamin B2 than Twix. While Maple syrup contains 1.27mg of Vitamin B2, Twix contains only 0.208mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Maple syrup is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Syrups, maple and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars.

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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 more Potassium +14%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Zinc +38.7%
Contains more Manganese +965.2%
Contains more Iron +636.4%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +5150%
Contains more Copper +994.4%
Contains more Selenium +616.7%
Equal in Calcium - 106
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 4.1% 15% 0.86% 19% 1.6% 40% 6% 379% 3.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 30% 19% 45% 16% 26% 29% 66% 36% 23%
Contains more Potassium +14%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Zinc +38.7%
Contains more Manganese +965.2%
Contains more Iron +636.4%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +5150%
Contains more Copper +994.4%
Contains more Selenium +616.7%
Equal in Calcium - 106

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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Twix
Contains more Vitamin B2 +510.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1269.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +636.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1150%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +1206.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 17% 293% 1.5% 2.2% 0.46% 0% 0% 0.87% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 15% 0% 2% 39% 48% 21% 16% 5.8% 20% 41% 11% 14%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +510.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1269.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +636.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1150%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +1206.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +665.7%
Contains more Protein +12175%
Contains more Fats +41316.7%
Contains more Other +157.4%
Equal in Carbs - 64.8
67% 32%
Protein: 0.04 g
Fats: 0.06 g
Carbs: 67.04 g
Water: 32.39 g
Other: 0.47 g
5% 25% 65% 4%
Protein: 4.91 g
Fats: 24.85 g
Carbs: 64.8 g
Water: 4.23 g
Other: 1.21 g
Contains more Water +665.7%
Contains more Protein +12175%
Contains more Fats +41316.7%
Contains more Other +157.4%
Equal in Carbs - 64.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -100%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +27063.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3594.1%
20% 31% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.007 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.017 g
84% 13% 3%
Saturated Fat: 18.96 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.988 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.628 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -100%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +27063.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3594.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maple syrup Twix Opinion
Net carbs 67.04g 63.7g Maple syrup
Protein 0.04g 4.91g Twix
Fats 0.06g 24.85g Twix
Carbs 67.04g 64.8g Maple syrup
Calories 260kcal 502kcal Twix
Fructose 0.52g Maple syrup
Sugar 60.46g 48.25g Twix
Fiber 0g 1.1g Twix
Calcium 102mg 106mg Twix
Iron 0.11mg 0.81mg Twix
Magnesium 21mg 27mg Twix
Phosphorus 2mg 105mg Twix
Potassium 212mg 186mg Maple syrup
Sodium 12mg 198mg Maple syrup
Zinc 1.47mg 1.06mg Maple syrup
Copper 0.018mg 0.197mg Twix
Manganese 2.908mg 0.273mg Maple syrup
Selenium 0.6µg 4.3µg Twix
Vitamin A 0IU 67IU Twix
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 20µg Twix
Vitamin E 0mg 0.74mg Twix
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Twix
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.155mg Twix
Vitamin B2 1.27mg 0.208mg Maple syrup
Vitamin B3 0.081mg 1.109mg Twix
Vitamin B5 0.036mg 0.265mg Twix
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.025mg Twix
Folate 0µg 26µg Twix
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.33µg Twix
Choline 1.6mg 20.9mg Twix
Vitamin K 0µg 5.6µg Twix
Cholesterol 0mg 7mg Maple syrup
Trans Fat 0.342g Maple syrup
Saturated Fat 0.007g 18.96g Maple syrup
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 2.988g Twix
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.628g Twix

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Maple syrup Twix
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
24%
Maple syrup
18%
Twix
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
50%
Maple syrup
32%
Twix

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Twix
Twix is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.21g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Twix
Twix is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Twix
Twix is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Maple syrup
Maple syrup contains less Sodium (difference - 186mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Maple syrup
Maple syrup is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maple syrup
Maple syrup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.953g)

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. Maple syrup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169661/nutrients
  2. Twix - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168768/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.