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

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A recap on differences between Taffy (candy) and Toffee

  • Taffy (candy) has less Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Toffee covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 93% more than Taffy (candy).

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, taffy, prepared-from-recipe and Candies, toffee, prepared-from-recipe.

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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 -61.5%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Calcium +325%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +3100%
Contains more Potassium +1600%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +14.3%
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 11% 2% 3% 14% 5% 18% 4% 1% 1% 5%
Contains less Sodium -61.5%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Calcium +325%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +3100%
Contains more Potassium +1600%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +14.3%

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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Toffee
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +1052%
Contains more Vitamin E +944.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3250%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin K +833.3%
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 70% 19% 0% 1% 2% 16% 1% 9% 3% 2% 14% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +1052%
Contains more Vitamin E +944.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3250%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin K +833.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +41.5%
Contains more Water +781.8%
Contains more Protein +3466.7%
Contains more Fats +883.5%
Contains more Other +295.7%
3% 92% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.33 g
Carbs: 91.56 g
Water: 4.85 g
Other: 0.23 g
33% 65%
Protein: 1.07 g
Fats: 32.75 g
Carbs: 64.72 g
Water: 0.55 g
Other: 0.91 g
Contains more Carbs +41.5%
Contains more Water +781.8%
Contains more Protein +3466.7%
Contains more Fats +883.5%
Contains more Other +295.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -90%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +969.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +909.9%
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.049 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.838 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.121 g
67% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 20.565 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.964 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.222 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -90%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +969.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +909.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taffy (candy) Toffee Opinion
Net carbs 91.56g 64.72g Taffy (candy)
Protein 0.03g 1.07g Toffee
Fats 3.33g 32.75g Toffee
Carbs 91.56g 64.72g Taffy (candy)
Calories 397kcal 560kcal Toffee
Sugar 68.48g 63.47g Toffee
Calcium 8mg 34mg Toffee
Iron 0.01mg 0.03mg Toffee
Magnesium 0mg 4mg Toffee
Phosphorus 1mg 32mg Toffee
Potassium 3mg 51mg Toffee
Sodium 52mg 135mg Taffy (candy)
Zinc 0.21mg 0.12mg Taffy (candy)
Copper 0mg 0.003mg Toffee
Manganese 0mg 0.002mg Toffee
Selenium 0.7µg 0.8µg Toffee
Vitamin A 100IU 1152IU Toffee
Vitamin A RAE 27µg 319µg Toffee
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.94mg Toffee
Vitamin C 0mg 0.2mg Toffee
Vitamin B1 0.028mg 0.008mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B2 0.012mg 0.068mg Toffee
Vitamin B3 0.002mg 0.029mg Toffee
Vitamin B5 0.004mg 0.134mg Toffee
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.009mg Toffee
Folate 0µg 2µg Toffee
Vitamin B12 0.01µg 0.11µg Toffee
Vitamin K 0.3µg 2.8µg Toffee
Cholesterol 9mg 104mg Taffy (candy)
Trans Fat 0.131g 0.674g Taffy (candy)
Saturated Fat 2.049g 20.565g Taffy (candy)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.838g 8.964g Toffee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.121g 1.222g Toffee
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.086g 0.445g Toffee
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g 0.065g Toffee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taffy (candy) Toffee
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)
11%
Toffee
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2%
Taffy (candy)
6%
Toffee

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Toffee
Toffee is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Toffee
Toffee is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.01g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Toffee
Toffee is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) contains less Sodium (difference - 83mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 95mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.516g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (51)
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. Toffee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169671/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.