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

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Summary of differences between Taffy (candy) and Potato chips

  • The amount of Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin C, Copper, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Iron, and Fiber in Potato chips is higher than in Taffy (candy).
  • Potato chips covers your daily need of Vitamin E 60% more than Taffy (candy).

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Candies, taffy, prepared-from-recipe and Snacks, potato chips, plain, unsalted.

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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 +200%
Contains more Iron +16200%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +16400%
Contains more Potassium +42400%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +419%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +1057.1%
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 7.2% 61% 48% 71% 113% 1% 30% 102% 57% 44%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +16200%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +16400%
Contains more Potassium +42400%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +419%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +1057.1%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +10022.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +496.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1541.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +9950%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +7266.7%
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 0% 182% 0% 104% 42% 45% 72% 24% 152% 34% 0% 20% 55%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +10022.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +496.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1541.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +9950%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +7266.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +73.1%
Contains more Water +155.3%
Contains more Protein +23233.3%
Contains more Fats +939%
Contains more Other +1465.2%
3% 92% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.33 g
Carbs: 91.56 g
Water: 4.85 g
Other: 0.23 g
7% 35% 53% 2% 4%
Protein: 7 g
Fats: 34.6 g
Carbs: 52.9 g
Water: 1.9 g
Other: 3.6 g
Contains more Carbs +73.1%
Contains more Water +155.3%
Contains more Protein +23233.3%
Contains more Fats +939%
Contains more Other +1465.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1074.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +9957.9%
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.049 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.838 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.121 g
33% 30% 37%
Saturated Fat: 10.96 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.84 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 12.17 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1074.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +9957.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taffy (candy) Potato chips Opinion
Net carbs 91.56g 48.1g Taffy (candy)
Protein 0.03g 7g Potato chips
Fats 3.33g 34.6g Potato chips
Carbs 91.56g 52.9g Taffy (candy)
Calories 397kcal 536kcal Potato chips
Sugar 68.48g 0.22g Potato chips
Fiber 0g 4.8g Potato chips
Calcium 8mg 24mg Potato chips
Iron 0.01mg 1.63mg Potato chips
Magnesium 0mg 67mg Potato chips
Phosphorus 1mg 165mg Potato chips
Potassium 3mg 1275mg Potato chips
Sodium 52mg 8mg Potato chips
Zinc 0.21mg 1.09mg Potato chips
Copper 0mg 0.306mg Potato chips
Manganese 0mg 0.44mg Potato chips
Selenium 0.7µg 8.1µg Potato chips
Vitamin A 100IU 0IU Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A RAE 27µg 0µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin E 0.09mg 9.11mg Potato chips
Vitamin C 0mg 31.1mg Potato chips
Vitamin B1 0.028mg 0.167mg Potato chips
Vitamin B2 0.012mg 0.197mg Potato chips
Vitamin B3 0.002mg 3.827mg Potato chips
Vitamin B5 0.004mg 0.402mg Potato chips
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.66mg Potato chips
Folate 0µg 45µg Potato chips
Vitamin B12 0.01µg 0µg Taffy (candy)
Choline 37.5mg Potato chips
Vitamin K 0.3µg 22.1µg Potato chips
Tryptophan 0.108mg Potato chips
Threonine 0.253mg Potato chips
Isoleucine 0.283mg Potato chips
Leucine 0.419mg Potato chips
Lysine 0.424mg Potato chips
Methionine 0.11mg Potato chips
Phenylalanine 0.31mg Potato chips
Valine 0.392mg Potato chips
Histidine 153mg Potato chips
Cholesterol 9mg 0mg Potato chips
Trans Fat 0.131g Potato chips
Saturated Fat 2.049g 10.96g Taffy (candy)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.838g 9.84g Potato chips
Polyunsaturated fat 0.121g 12.17g Potato chips
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) Potato chips
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)
56%
Potato chips
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2%
Taffy (candy)
53%
Potato chips

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.911g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato chips
Potato chips is lower in Sugar (difference - 68.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato chips
Potato chips contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Potato chips
Potato chips is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato chips
Potato chips is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato chips
Potato chips is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)

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. Potato chips - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170649/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.