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Toffee vs. Caramel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Toffee and Caramel?

  • Toffee is higher in Vitamin A RAE, yet Caramel is higher in Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B1.
  • Toffee's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 90% more.
  • Toffee has 27 times more Vitamin A RAE than Caramel. While Toffee has 319µg of Vitamin A RAE, Caramel has only 12µg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Caramel is lower.

We used Candies, toffee, prepared-from-recipe and Candies, caramels types 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.
Toffee
1
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Contains less Sodium -44.9%
Contains more Calcium +305.9%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +325%
Contains more Phosphorus +256.3%
Contains more Potassium +319.6%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Copper +500%
Contains more Manganese +450%
Contains more Selenium +125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 1.1% 2.9% 14% 4.5% 18% 3.3% 1% 0.26% 4.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 41% 5.3% 12% 49% 19% 32% 12% 6% 1.4% 9.8%
Contains less Sodium -44.9%
Contains more Calcium +305.9%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +325%
Contains more Phosphorus +256.3%
Contains more Potassium +319.6%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Copper +500%
Contains more Manganese +450%
Contains more Selenium +125%

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.
Toffee
3
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10
Caramel
Contains more Vitamin A +2642.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1187.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +410.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +362.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +522.2%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +172.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 69% 19% 0% 0.67% 2% 16% 0.54% 8% 2.1% 1.5% 14% 0% 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 2.5% 9.2% 0% 1.3% 26% 59% 2.8% 37% 13% 3% 38% 4.4% 4.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +2642.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1187.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +410.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +362.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +522.2%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +172.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Toffee
1
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Contains more Fats +304.3%
Contains more Protein +329.9%
Contains more Carbs +19%
Contains more Water +1445.5%
Contains more Other +97.8%
33% 65%
Protein: 1.07 g
Fats: 32.75 g
Carbs: 64.72 g
Water: 0.55 g
Other: 0.91 g
5% 8% 77% 9% 2%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 8.1 g
Carbs: 77 g
Water: 8.5 g
Other: 1.8 g
Contains more Fats +304.3%
Contains more Protein +329.9%
Contains more Carbs +19%
Contains more Water +1445.5%
Contains more Other +97.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Toffee
1
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Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +481.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +184.6%
67% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 20.565 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.964 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.222 g
33% 21% 46%
Saturated Fat: 2.476 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.478 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +481.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +184.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Toffee Caramel Opinion
Net carbs 64.72g 77g Caramel
Protein 1.07g 4.6g Caramel
Fats 32.75g 8.1g Toffee
Carbs 64.72g 77g Caramel
Calories 560kcal 382kcal Toffee
Sugar 63.47g 65.5g Toffee
Calcium 34mg 138mg Caramel
Iron 0.03mg 0.14mg Caramel
Magnesium 4mg 17mg Caramel
Phosphorus 32mg 114mg Caramel
Potassium 51mg 214mg Caramel
Sodium 135mg 245mg Toffee
Zinc 0.12mg 0.44mg Caramel
Copper 0.003mg 0.018mg Caramel
Manganese 0.002mg 0.011mg Caramel
Selenium 0.8µg 1.8µg Caramel
Vitamin A 1152IU 42IU Toffee
Vitamin A RAE 319µg 12µg Toffee
Vitamin E 0.94mg 0.46mg Toffee
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0.4mg Caramel
Vitamin B1 0.008mg 0.103mg Caramel
Vitamin B2 0.068mg 0.256mg Caramel
Vitamin B3 0.029mg 0.148mg Caramel
Vitamin B5 0.134mg 0.62mg Caramel
Vitamin B6 0.009mg 0.056mg Caramel
Folate 2µg 4µg Caramel
Vitamin B12 0.11µg 0.3µg Caramel
Choline 8mg Caramel
Vitamin K 2.8µg 1.8µg Toffee
Tryptophan 0.06mg Caramel
Threonine 0.192mg Caramel
Isoleucine 0.258mg Caramel
Leucine 0.417mg Caramel
Lysine 0.338mg Caramel
Methionine 0.107mg Caramel
Phenylalanine 0.205mg Caramel
Valine 0.285mg Caramel
Histidine 0.115mg Caramel
Cholesterol 104mg 7mg Caramel
Trans Fat 0.674g Caramel
Saturated Fat 20.565g 2.476g Caramel
Monounsaturated Fat 8.964g 1.542g Toffee
Polyunsaturated fat 1.222g 3.478g Caramel
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.445g Toffee
Omega-3 - ALA 0.065g Toffee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Toffee Caramel
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%
Toffee
15%
Caramel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Toffee
19%
Caramel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Toffee
Toffee is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Toffee
Toffee contains less Sodium (difference - 110mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Toffee
Toffee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 97mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.089g)
Which food is cheaper?
Caramel
Caramel is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Caramel
Caramel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caramel
Caramel is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Toffee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169671/nutrients
  2. Caramel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167974/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.