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Taffy (candy) vs. Custard — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Taffy (candy) and Custard

  • Custard has more Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Calcium, Selenium, and Potassium than Taffy (candy).
  • Custard's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 21% more.
  • Taffy (candy) contains 14 times more Sugar than Custard. Taffy (candy) contains 68.48g of Sugar, while Custard contains 4.82g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Candies, taffy, prepared-from-recipe and Egg custards, dry mix, prepared with whole milk.

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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 -38.1%
Contains more Calcium +1637.5%
Contains more Iron +3300%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +12900%
Contains more Potassium +6800%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +757.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.4% 0.38% 0% 0.43% 0.26% 6.8% 5.7% 0% 0% 3.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 42% 13% 11% 56% 18% 11% 14% 10% 0.91% 33%
Contains less Sodium -38.1%
Contains more Calcium +1637.5%
Contains more Iron +3300%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +12900%
Contains more Potassium +6800%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +757.1%

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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Custard
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +82%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +6500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17375%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +5100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 1.8% 0% 0% 7% 2.8% 0.04% 0.24% 0% 0% 1.3% 0% 0.75%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 11% 1.2% 36% 0.33% 15% 51% 2.5% 42% 15% 6.8% 65% 6.4% 0.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +82%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +6500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17375%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +5100%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +420.2%
Contains more Protein +13200%
Contains more Fats +20.1%
Contains more Water +1414.4%
Contains more Other +317.4%
3% 92% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.33 g
Carbs: 91.56 g
Water: 4.85 g
Other: 0.23 g
4% 4% 18% 73%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 4 g
Carbs: 17.6 g
Water: 73.45 g
Other: 0.96 g
Contains more Carbs +420.2%
Contains more Protein +13200%
Contains more Fats +20.1%
Contains more Water +1414.4%
Contains more Other +317.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +34.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +157.9%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 2.032
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.049 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.838 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.121 g
59% 32% 9%
Saturated Fat: 2.032 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.127 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.312 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +34.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +157.9%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 2.032

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taffy (candy) Custard Opinion
Net carbs 91.56g 17.6g Taffy (candy)
Protein 0.03g 3.99g Custard
Fats 3.33g 4g Custard
Carbs 91.56g 17.6g Taffy (candy)
Calories 397kcal 122kcal Taffy (candy)
Sugar 68.48g 4.82g Custard
Calcium 8mg 139mg Custard
Iron 0.01mg 0.34mg Custard
Magnesium 0mg 16mg Custard
Phosphorus 1mg 130mg Custard
Potassium 3mg 207mg Custard
Sodium 52mg 84mg Taffy (candy)
Zinc 0.21mg 0.51mg Custard
Copper 0mg 0.03mg Custard
Manganese 0mg 0.007mg Custard
Selenium 0.7µg 6µg Custard
Vitamin A 100IU 182IU Custard
Vitamin A RAE 27µg 52µg Custard
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.06mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin D 47IU Custard
Vitamin D 1.2µg Custard
Vitamin C 0mg 0.1mg Custard
Vitamin B1 0.028mg 0.061mg Custard
Vitamin B2 0.012mg 0.22mg Custard
Vitamin B3 0.002mg 0.132mg Custard
Vitamin B5 0.004mg 0.699mg Custard
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.064mg Custard
Folate 0µg 9µg Custard
Vitamin B12 0.01µg 0.52µg Custard
Choline 11.8mg Custard
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.2µg Taffy (candy)
Tryptophan 0.082mg Custard
Threonine 0.192mg Custard
Isoleucine 0.207mg Custard
Leucine 0.337mg Custard
Lysine 0.214mg Custard
Methionine 0.091mg Custard
Phenylalanine 0.173mg Custard
Valine 0.233mg Custard
Histidine 0.092mg Custard
Cholesterol 9mg 51mg Taffy (candy)
Trans Fat 0.131g Custard
Saturated Fat 2.049g 2.032g Custard
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.003g Custard
Monounsaturated Fat 0.838g 1.127g Custard
Polyunsaturated fat 0.121g 0.312g Custard
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.086g Taffy (candy)
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Taffy (candy)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Taffy (candy) Custard
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
2%
Taffy (candy)
19%
Custard
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2%
Taffy (candy)
21%
Custard

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Custard
Custard is lower in Sugar (difference - 63.66g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Custard
Custard is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Custard
Custard is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Custard
Custard is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Custard
Custard is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Custard
Custard 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. Taffy (candy) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169670/nutrients
  2. Custard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168773/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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