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

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Important differences between Taffy (candy) and Icing

  • Icing has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Vitamin E , Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat than Taffy (candy).
  • Icing's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 22% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Candies, taffy, prepared-from-recipe and Frostings, vanilla, creamy, ready-to-eat.

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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 Calcium +166.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.7%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Selenium +600%
Contains more Iron +1500%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +1700%
Contains more Potassium +1033.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 1% 0% 1% 1% 7% 6% 0% 0% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 6% 1% 8% 3% 24% 2% 0% 0% 1%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.7%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Selenium +600%
Contains more Iron +1500%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +1700%
Contains more Potassium +1033.3%

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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Icing
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2416.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1275%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +4233.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 2% 0% 0% 7% 3% 1% 1% 0% 0% 2% 0% 1%
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% 31% 0% 0% 3% 70% 5% 4% 0% 6% 0% 2% 33%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2416.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1275%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +4233.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Carbs +34.9%
Contains more Fats +387.4%
Contains more Water +210.7%
Contains more Other +252.2%
3% 92% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.33 g
Carbs: 91.56 g
Water: 4.85 g
Other: 0.23 g
16% 68% 15%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 16.23 g
Carbs: 67.89 g
Water: 15.07 g
Other: 0.81 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Carbs +34.9%
Contains more Fats +387.4%
Contains more Water +210.7%
Contains more Other +252.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +480%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +6471.1%
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.049 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.838 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.121 g
19% 31% 50%
Saturated Fat: 2.974 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.951 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +480%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +6471.1%

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) Icing
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taffy (candy) Icing Opinion
Net carbs 91.56g 67.89g Taffy (candy)
Protein 0.03g 0g Taffy (candy)
Fats 3.33g 16.23g Icing
Carbs 91.56g 67.89g Taffy (candy)
Calories 397kcal 418kcal Icing
Sugar 68.48g 63.1g Icing
Calcium 8mg 3mg Taffy (candy)
Iron 0.01mg 0.16mg Icing
Magnesium 0mg 1mg Icing
Phosphorus 1mg 18mg Icing
Potassium 3mg 34mg Icing
Sodium 52mg 184mg Taffy (candy)
Zinc 0.21mg 0.07mg Taffy (candy)
Selenium 0.7µg 0.1µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A 100IU 0IU Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A RAE 27µg 0µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin E 0.09mg 1.53mg Icing
Vitamin B1 0.028mg 0.01mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B2 0.012mg 0.302mg Icing
Vitamin B3 0.002mg 0.22mg Icing
Vitamin B5 0.004mg 0.055mg Icing
Folate 0µg 8µg Icing
Vitamin B12 0.01µg 0µg Taffy (candy)
Choline 2.3mg Icing
Vitamin K 0.3µg 13µg Icing
Cholesterol 9mg 0mg Icing
Trans Fat 0.131g 0g Icing
Saturated Fat 2.049g 2.974g Taffy (candy)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.838g 4.86g Icing
Polyunsaturated fat 0.121g 7.951g Icing
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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is better in case of low diet
Taffy (candy) Icing
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
2%
Taffy (candy)
12%
Icing
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2%
Taffy (candy)
4%
Icing

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) contains less Sodium (difference - 132mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.925g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Icing
Icing is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.38g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Icing
Icing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Icing
Icing is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Icing
Icing is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (51)
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. Taffy (candy) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169670/nutrients
  2. Icing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169620/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.