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Twix vs. Jelly bean — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Twix and Jelly bean different?

  • Twix is higher than Jelly bean in Copper, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Calcium, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Twix covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 95% more than Jelly bean.
  • Jelly bean is lower in Saturated Fat.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars and Candies, jellybeans types were 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 +3433.3%
Contains more Iron +523.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1250%
Contains more Phosphorus +2525%
Contains more Potassium +402.7%
Contains more Zinc +2020%
Contains more Copper +603.6%
Contains more Manganese +680%
Contains more Selenium +290.9%
Contains less Sodium -74.7%
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 1% 5% 2% 2% 4% 7% 2% 10% 5% 6%
Contains more Calcium +3433.3%
Contains more Iron +523.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1250%
Contains more Phosphorus +2525%
Contains more Potassium +402.7%
Contains more Zinc +2020%
Contains more Copper +603.6%
Contains more Manganese +680%
Contains more Selenium +290.9%
Contains less Sodium -74.7%

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.
Twix
12
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3775%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1790.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2844.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 1% 3% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3775%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1790.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2844.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +49600%
Contains more Other +1110%
Contains more Carbs +44.4%
Contains more Water +48.9%
5% 25% 65% 4%
Protein: 4.91 g
Fats: 24.85 g
Carbs: 64.8 g
Water: 4.23 g
Other: 1.21 g
94% 6%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.05 g
Carbs: 93.55 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 0.1 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +49600%
Contains more Other +1110%
Contains more Carbs +44.4%
Contains more Water +48.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Twix Jelly bean Opinion
Net carbs 63.7g 93.35g Jelly bean
Protein 4.91g 0g Twix
Fats 24.85g 0.05g Twix
Carbs 64.8g 93.55g Jelly bean
Calories 502kcal 375kcal Twix
Sugar 48.25g 70g Twix
Fiber 1.1g 0.2g Twix
Calcium 106mg 3mg Twix
Iron 0.81mg 0.13mg Twix
Magnesium 27mg 2mg Twix
Phosphorus 105mg 4mg Twix
Potassium 186mg 37mg Twix
Sodium 198mg 50mg Jelly bean
Zinc 1.06mg 0.05mg Twix
Copper 0.197mg 0.028mg Twix
Manganese 0.273mg 0.035mg Twix
Selenium 4.3µg 1.1µg 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 0.004mg Twix
Vitamin B2 0.208mg 0.011mg Twix
Vitamin B3 1.109mg 0.008mg Twix
Vitamin B5 0.265mg 0.009mg Twix
Vitamin B6 0.025mg 0.004mg Twix
Folate 26µg 0µg Twix
Vitamin B12 0.33µg 0µg Twix
Choline 20.9mg 0mg Twix
Vitamin K 5.6µg 0µg Twix
Cholesterol 7mg 0mg Jelly bean
Trans Fat 0.342g Jelly bean
Saturated Fat 18.96g 0g Jelly bean
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 Jelly bean
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
0%
Jelly bean
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Twix
4%
Jelly bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Twix
Twix is lower in Sugar (difference - 21.75g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Twix
Twix is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is cheaper?
Twix
Twix is cheaper (difference - $2)
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?
Jelly bean
Jelly bean contains less Sodium (difference - 148mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Jelly bean
Jelly bean is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jelly bean
Jelly bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.96g)

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. Jelly bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167991/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.