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Tapioca vs. Starburst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tapioca and Starburst

  • Tapioca is higher in Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, and Vitamin A RAE, yet Starburst is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Starburst covers your daily Vitamin C needs 64% more than Tapioca.
  • The amount of Sodium in Starburst is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Puddings, tapioca, dry mix, prepared with 2% milk and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits.

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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 +∞%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1540%
Contains more Potassium +6550%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Manganese +114.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.012
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 0% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% 0% 4% 2% 5%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1540%
Contains more Potassium +6550%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Manganese +114.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.012

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 +15900%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7050%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +691.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +8285.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 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 1% 7% 0% 196% 1% 1% 1% 3% 0% 1% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +15900%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7050%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +691.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +8285.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +602.4%
Contains more Water +781.4%
Contains more Other +193.3%
Contains more Fats +391.6%
Contains more Carbs +322.1%
3% 2% 20% 75%
Protein: 2.88 g
Fats: 1.67 g
Carbs: 19.56 g
Water: 75.01 g
Other: 0.88 g
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Protein +602.4%
Contains more Water +781.4%
Contains more Other +193.3%
Contains more Fats +391.6%
Contains more Carbs +322.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
66% 30% 4%
Saturated Fat: 0.991 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.452 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.061 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 7.778 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tapioca Starburst Opinion
Net carbs 19.56g 82.57g Starburst
Protein 2.88g 0.41g Tapioca
Fats 1.67g 8.21g Starburst
Carbs 19.56g 82.57g Starburst
Calories 105kcal 408kcal Starburst
Sugar 58.12g Tapioca
Calcium 105mg 0mg Tapioca
Iron 0.06mg 0.01mg Tapioca
Magnesium 12mg 1mg Tapioca
Phosphorus 82mg 5mg Tapioca
Potassium 133mg 2mg Tapioca
Sodium 121mg 2mg Starburst
Zinc 0.35mg 0mg Tapioca
Copper 0.012mg 0.012mg
Manganese 0.007mg 0.015mg Starburst
Selenium 2µg 0.8µg Tapioca
Vitamin A 160IU 1IU Tapioca
Vitamin A RAE 47µg 0µg Tapioca
Vitamin E 0.33mg Starburst
Vitamin D 34IU 0IU Tapioca
Vitamin D 0.9µg 0µg Tapioca
Vitamin C 0.7mg 58.7mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.001mg Tapioca
Vitamin B2 0.143mg 0.002mg Tapioca
Vitamin B3 0.075mg 0.005mg Tapioca
Vitamin B5 0.277mg 0.035mg Tapioca
Vitamin B6 0.033mg 0mg Tapioca
Folate 4µg 1µg Tapioca
Vitamin B12 0.25µg 0µg Tapioca
Vitamin K 2.1µg Starburst
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 Starburst
Trans Fat 0.141g Tapioca
Saturated Fat 0.991g 7.778g Tapioca
Monounsaturated Fat 0.452g 0g Tapioca
Polyunsaturated fat 0.061g 0g Tapioca

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tapioca Starburst
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
16%
Starburst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Tapioca
1%
Starburst

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tapioca
Tapioca is lower in Sugar (difference - 58.12g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tapioca
Tapioca is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.787g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tapioca
Tapioca is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tapioca
Tapioca is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 119mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 78)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Starburst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169590/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.