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Twix vs. Apricot jam — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Twix and Apricot jam different?

  • Twix is higher in Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, and Calcium, however, Apricot jam is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Twix is 95% higher.
  • Apricot jam has less Saturated Fat.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars and Jams and preserves, apricot 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.
Contains more Calcium +430%
Contains more Iron +65.3%
Contains more Magnesium +575%
Contains more Phosphorus +3400%
Contains more Potassium +141.6%
Contains more Zinc +1666.7%
Contains more Copper +97%
Contains more Manganese +582.5%
Contains more Selenium +115%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 31% 20% 45% 17% 26% 29% 66% 36% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 19% 3% 2% 7% 6% 2% 34% 6% 11%
Contains more Calcium +430%
Contains more Iron +65.3%
Contains more Magnesium +575%
Contains more Phosphorus +3400%
Contains more Potassium +141.6%
Contains more Zinc +1666.7%
Contains more Copper +97%
Contains more Manganese +582.5%
Contains more Selenium +115%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%

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.
Twix
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Contains more Vitamin E +469.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +845.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2980.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1225%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +5125%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +206%
Contains more Vitamin C +1366.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 15% 0% 2% 39% 48% 21% 16% 6% 20% 42% 12% 14%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 13% 3% 0% 30% 0% 6% 1% 2% 5% 1% 0% 1% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +469.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +845.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2980.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1225%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +5125%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +206%
Contains more Vitamin C +1366.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +601.4%
Contains more Fats +12325%
Contains more Other +505%
Contains more Water +715.6%
Equal in Carbs - 64.4
5% 25% 65% 4%
Protein: 4.91 g
Fats: 24.85 g
Carbs: 64.8 g
Water: 4.23 g
Other: 1.21 g
64% 35%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 64.4 g
Water: 34.5 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +601.4%
Contains more Fats +12325%
Contains more Other +505%
Contains more Water +715.6%
Equal in Carbs - 64.4

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.9%
84% 13% 3%
Saturated Fat: 18.96 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.988 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.628 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Twix Apricot jam Opinion
Net carbs 63.7g 64.1g Apricot jam
Protein 4.91g 0.7g Twix
Fats 24.85g 0.2g Twix
Carbs 64.8g 64.4g Twix
Calories 502kcal 242kcal Twix
Sugar 48.25g 43.4g Apricot jam
Fiber 1.1g 0.3g Twix
Calcium 106mg 20mg Twix
Iron 0.81mg 0.49mg Twix
Magnesium 27mg 4mg Twix
Phosphorus 105mg 3mg Twix
Potassium 186mg 77mg Twix
Sodium 198mg 40mg Apricot jam
Zinc 1.06mg 0.06mg Twix
Copper 0.197mg 0.1mg Twix
Manganese 0.273mg 0.04mg Twix
Selenium 4.3µg 2µg Twix
Vitamin A 67IU 205IU Apricot jam
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 10µg Twix
Vitamin E 0.74mg 0.13mg Twix
Vitamin C 0.6mg 8.8mg Apricot jam
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0mg Twix
Vitamin B2 0.208mg 0.022mg Twix
Vitamin B3 1.109mg 0.036mg Twix
Vitamin B5 0.265mg 0.02mg Twix
Vitamin B6 0.025mg 0.02mg Twix
Folate 26µg 1µg Twix
Vitamin B12 0.33µg 0µg Twix
Choline 20.9mg 0.4mg Twix
Vitamin K 5.6µg 0µg Twix
Cholesterol 7mg 0mg Apricot jam
Trans Fat 0.342g Apricot jam
Saturated Fat 18.96g 0.01g Apricot jam
Monounsaturated Fat 2.988g 0g Twix
Polyunsaturated fat 0.628g 0g Twix

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Twix Apricot jam
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
18%
Twix
4%
Apricot jam
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Twix
9%
Apricot jam

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Twix
Twix is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Apricot jam
Apricot jam is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apricot jam
Apricot jam contains less Sodium (difference - 158mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Apricot jam
Apricot jam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apricot jam
Apricot jam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.95g)
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. Twix - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168768/nutrients
  2. Apricot jam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170645/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.