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

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How are Taffy (candy) and Marshmallow different?

  • Marshmallow is higher than Taffy (candy) in Copper.
  • Marshmallow covers your daily need of Copper 11% more than Taffy (candy).
  • Taffy (candy) contains 37 times more Saturated Fat than Marshmallow. Taffy (candy) contains 2.049g of Saturated Fat, while Marshmallow contains 0.056g.

Candies, taffy, prepared-from-recipe and Candies, marshmallows 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 more Calcium +166.7%
Contains less Sodium -35%
Contains more Zinc +425%
Contains more Iron +2200%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%
Contains more Potassium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +142.9%
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% 9% 2% 4% 1% 11% 2% 33% 2% 10%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains less Sodium -35%
Contains more Zinc +425%
Contains more Iron +2200%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%
Contains more Potassium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +142.9%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3800%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3800%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1565%
Contains more Carbs +12.6%
Contains more Protein +5900%
Contains more Water +238.1%
Contains more Other +30.4%
3% 92% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.33 g
Carbs: 91.56 g
Water: 4.85 g
Other: 0.23 g
2% 81% 16%
Protein: 1.8 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 81.3 g
Water: 16.4 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Fats +1565%
Contains more Carbs +12.6%
Contains more Protein +5900%
Contains more Water +238.1%
Contains more Other +30.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +947.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +157.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.3%
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.049 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.838 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.121 g
31% 44% 26%
Saturated Fat: 0.056 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.08 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +947.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +157.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taffy (candy) Marshmallow Opinion
Net carbs 91.56g 81.2g Taffy (candy)
Protein 0.03g 1.8g Marshmallow
Fats 3.33g 0.2g Taffy (candy)
Carbs 91.56g 81.3g Taffy (candy)
Calories 397kcal 318kcal Taffy (candy)
Sugar 68.48g 57.56g Marshmallow
Fiber 0g 0.1g Marshmallow
Calcium 8mg 3mg Taffy (candy)
Iron 0.01mg 0.23mg Marshmallow
Magnesium 0mg 2mg Marshmallow
Phosphorus 1mg 8mg Marshmallow
Potassium 3mg 5mg Marshmallow
Sodium 52mg 80mg Taffy (candy)
Zinc 0.21mg 0.04mg Taffy (candy)
Copper 0mg 0.097mg Marshmallow
Manganese 0mg 0.008mg Marshmallow
Selenium 0.7µg 1.7µg Marshmallow
Vitamin A 100IU 0IU Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A RAE 27µg 0µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B1 0.028mg 0.001mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B2 0.012mg 0.001mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B3 0.002mg 0.078mg Marshmallow
Vitamin B5 0.004mg 0.005mg Marshmallow
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.003mg Marshmallow
Folate 0µg 1µg Marshmallow
Vitamin B12 0.01µg 0µg Taffy (candy)
Choline 0.1mg Marshmallow
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0µg Taffy (candy)
Threonine 0.035mg Marshmallow
Isoleucine 0.028mg Marshmallow
Leucine 0.066mg Marshmallow
Lysine 0.077mg Marshmallow
Methionine 0.015mg Marshmallow
Phenylalanine 0.042mg Marshmallow
Valine 0.05mg Marshmallow
Histidine 0.017mg Marshmallow
Cholesterol 9mg 0mg Marshmallow
Trans Fat 0.131g Marshmallow
Saturated Fat 2.049g 0.056g Marshmallow
Monounsaturated Fat 0.838g 0.08g Taffy (candy)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.121g 0.047g Taffy (candy)
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) Marshmallow
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)
0%
Marshmallow
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2%
Taffy (candy)
7%
Marshmallow

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.92g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.993g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Marshmallow
Marshmallow is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Marshmallow - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167995/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.