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Tapioca vs. Icing — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tapioca and Icing different?

  • Tapioca is higher in Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin D, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Icing is richer in Vitamin B2, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 from Icing is 12% higher.
  • Tapioca has less Saturated Fat.

Puddings, tapioca, dry mix, prepared with 2% milk and Frostings, vanilla, creamy, ready-to-eat are the varieties 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.
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Icing
Contains more Calcium +3400%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Phosphorus +355.6%
Contains more Potassium +291.2%
Contains less Sodium -34.2%
Contains more Zinc +400%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +1900%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 3% 9% 36% 12% 16% 10% 4% 1% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 6% 1% 8% 3% 24% 2% 0% 0% 1%
Contains more Calcium +3400%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Phosphorus +355.6%
Contains more Potassium +291.2%
Contains less Sodium -34.2%
Contains more Zinc +400%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +1900%
Contains more Iron +166.7%

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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +403.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.3%
Contains more Folate +100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 0% 27% 3% 8% 33% 2% 17% 8% 3% 32% 0% 0%
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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +403.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.3%
Contains more Folate +100%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Icing
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +397.7%
Contains more Fats +871.9%
Contains more Carbs +247.1%
Equal in Other - 0.81
3% 2% 20% 75%
Protein: 2.88 g
Fats: 1.67 g
Carbs: 19.56 g
Water: 75.01 g
Other: 0.88 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 Water +397.7%
Contains more Fats +871.9%
Contains more Carbs +247.1%
Equal in Other - 0.81

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Icing
Contains less Saturated Fat -66.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +975.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12934.4%
66% 30% 4%
Saturated Fat: 0.991 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.452 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.061 g
19% 31% 50%
Saturated Fat: 2.974 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.951 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -66.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +975.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12934.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tapioca Icing Opinion
Net carbs 19.56g 67.89g Icing
Protein 2.88g 0g Tapioca
Fats 1.67g 16.23g Icing
Carbs 19.56g 67.89g Icing
Calories 105kcal 418kcal Icing
Sugar 63.1g Tapioca
Calcium 105mg 3mg Tapioca
Iron 0.06mg 0.16mg Icing
Magnesium 12mg 1mg Tapioca
Phosphorus 82mg 18mg Tapioca
Potassium 133mg 34mg Tapioca
Sodium 121mg 184mg Tapioca
Zinc 0.35mg 0.07mg Tapioca
Copper 0.012mg 0mg Tapioca
Manganese 0.007mg 0mg Tapioca
Selenium 2µg 0.1µg Tapioca
Vitamin A 160IU 0IU Tapioca
Vitamin A RAE 47µg 0µg Tapioca
Vitamin E 1.53mg Icing
Vitamin D 34IU 0IU Tapioca
Vitamin D 0.9µg 0µg Tapioca
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Tapioca
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.01mg Tapioca
Vitamin B2 0.143mg 0.302mg Icing
Vitamin B3 0.075mg 0.22mg Icing
Vitamin B5 0.277mg 0.055mg Tapioca
Vitamin B6 0.033mg 0mg Tapioca
Folate 4µg 8µg Icing
Vitamin B12 0.25µg 0µg Tapioca
Choline 2.3mg Icing
Vitamin K 13µg Icing
Tryptophan 0.041mg Tapioca
Threonine 0.13mg Tapioca
Isoleucine 0.173mg Tapioca
Leucine 0.282mg Tapioca
Lysine 0.228mg Tapioca
Methionine 0.073mg Tapioca
Phenylalanine 0.139mg Tapioca
Valine 0.192mg Tapioca
Histidine 0.078mg Tapioca
Cholesterol 6mg 0mg Icing
Saturated Fat 0.991g 2.974g Tapioca
Monounsaturated Fat 0.452g 4.86g Icing
Polyunsaturated fat 0.061g 7.951g Icing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tapioca Icing
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
11%
Tapioca
12%
Icing
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Tapioca
4%
Icing

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tapioca
Tapioca is lower in Sugar (difference - 63.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tapioca
Tapioca contains less Sodium (difference - 63mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tapioca
Tapioca is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.983g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tapioca
Tapioca is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Icing
Icing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Icing
Icing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Tapioca - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169612/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.