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Twix vs. Brown sugar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Twix and Brown sugar

  • Brown sugar contains less Copper, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Manganese, and Folate than Twix.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Twix is 95% higher.
  • Brown sugar is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars and Sugars, brown.

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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 +27.7%
Contains more Iron +14.1%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +2525%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Zinc +3433.3%
Contains more Copper +319.1%
Contains more Manganese +326.6%
Contains more Selenium +258.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.9%
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 25% 27% 7% 2% 12% 4% 1% 16% 9% 7%
Contains more Calcium +27.7%
Contains more Iron +14.1%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +2525%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Zinc +3433.3%
Contains more Copper +319.1%
Contains more Manganese +326.6%
Contains more Selenium +258.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.9%

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
11
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +908.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.8%
Contains more Folate +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +808.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +64%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 8% 10% 1% 0% 2% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +908.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.8%
Contains more Folate +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +808.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +64%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +3991.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +215.7%
Contains more Other +168.9%
Contains more Carbs +51.4%
5% 25% 65% 4%
Protein: 4.91 g
Fats: 24.85 g
Carbs: 64.8 g
Water: 4.23 g
Other: 1.21 g
98%
Protein: 0.12 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 98.09 g
Water: 1.34 g
Other: 0.45 g
Contains more Protein +3991.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +215.7%
Contains more Other +168.9%
Contains more Carbs +51.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Twix Brown sugar
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins 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 Brown sugar Opinion
Net carbs 63.7g 98.09g Brown sugar
Protein 4.91g 0.12g Twix
Fats 24.85g 0g Twix
Carbs 64.8g 98.09g Brown sugar
Calories 502kcal 380kcal Twix
Fructose 1.11g Brown sugar
Sugar 48.25g 97.02g Twix
Fiber 1.1g 0g Twix
Calcium 106mg 83mg Twix
Iron 0.81mg 0.71mg Twix
Magnesium 27mg 9mg Twix
Phosphorus 105mg 4mg Twix
Potassium 186mg 133mg Twix
Sodium 198mg 28mg Brown sugar
Zinc 1.06mg 0.03mg Twix
Copper 0.197mg 0.047mg Twix
Manganese 0.273mg 0.064mg Twix
Selenium 4.3µg 1.2µg Twix
Vitamin A 67IU 0IU Twix
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 0µg Twix
Vitamin E 0.74mg 0mg Twix
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Twix
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0mg Twix
Vitamin B2 0.208mg 0mg Twix
Vitamin B3 1.109mg 0.11mg Twix
Vitamin B5 0.265mg 0.132mg Twix
Vitamin B6 0.025mg 0.041mg Brown sugar
Folate 26µg 1µg Twix
Vitamin B12 0.33µg 0µg Twix
Choline 20.9mg 2.3mg Twix
Vitamin K 5.6µg 0µg Twix
Cholesterol 7mg 0mg Brown sugar
Trans Fat 0.342g Brown sugar
Saturated Fat 18.96g 0g Brown sugar
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 Brown sugar
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
2%
Brown sugar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Twix
11%
Brown sugar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Twix
Twix is lower in Sugar (difference - 48.77g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Twix
Twix is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 170mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.96g)
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. Brown sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168833/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.