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Twizzlers vs. Pretzel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Twizzlers and Pretzel different?

  • Twizzlers are higher in Monounsaturated Fat, however, Pretzel is richer in Iron, Phosphorus, Fiber, Potassium, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Pretzel is 54% higher.
  • Twizzlers contain 23 times more Sugar than Pretzel. While Twizzlers contain 51.35g of Sugar, Pretzel contains only 2.21g.

Candies, TWIZZLERS NIBS CHERRY BITS and Snacks, pretzels, hard, plain, salted 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 less Sodium -84.3%
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Iron +1535.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +433.3%
Contains more Potassium +502.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 11% 0% 11% 4% 26% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 172% 21% 55% 20% 162% 29% 53% 133% 24%
Contains less Sodium -84.3%
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Iron +1535.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +433.3%
Contains more Potassium +502.7%

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.
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Pretzel
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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 0% 10% 0% 7% 106% 77% 99% 20% 18% 125% 0% 17% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +379.2%
Contains more Protein +336.5%
Contains more Fats +11%
Contains more Other +408.7%
Equal in Carbs - 80.39
2% 3% 79% 15%
Protein: 2.3 g
Fats: 2.64 g
Carbs: 79.37 g
Water: 15 g
Other: 0.69 g
10% 3% 80% 3% 4%
Protein: 10.04 g
Fats: 2.93 g
Carbs: 80.39 g
Water: 3.13 g
Other: 3.51 g
Contains more Water +379.2%
Contains more Protein +336.5%
Contains more Fats +11%
Contains more Other +408.7%
Equal in Carbs - 80.39

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +158.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -27.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +822.1%
21% 73% 5%
Saturated Fat: 0.54 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.88 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.14 g
16% 30% 54%
Saturated Fat: 0.391 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.727 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.291 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +158.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -27.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +822.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Twizzlers Pretzel Opinion
Net carbs 78.77g 76.99g Twizzlers
Protein 2.3g 10.04g Pretzel
Fats 2.64g 2.93g Pretzel
Carbs 79.37g 80.39g Pretzel
Calories 347kcal 384kcal Pretzel
Starch 72.58g Pretzel
Fructose 0.31g Pretzel
Sugar 51.35g 2.21g Pretzel
Fiber 0.6g 3.4g Pretzel
Calcium 8mg 27mg Pretzel
Iron 0.28mg 4.58mg Pretzel
Magnesium 29mg Pretzel
Phosphorus 24mg 128mg Pretzel
Potassium 37mg 223mg Pretzel
Sodium 195mg 1240mg Twizzlers
Zinc 1.04mg Pretzel
Copper 0.156mg Pretzel
Manganese 1.015mg Pretzel
Selenium 4.4µg Pretzel
Vitamin E 0.47mg Pretzel
Vitamin C 0mg 2.1mg Pretzel
Vitamin B1 0.424mg Pretzel
Vitamin B2 0.332mg Pretzel
Vitamin B3 5.27mg Pretzel
Vitamin B5 0.322mg Pretzel
Vitamin B6 0.074mg Pretzel
Folate 166µg Pretzel
Choline 29.5mg Pretzel
Vitamin K 2.8µg Pretzel
Tryptophan 0.097mg Pretzel
Threonine 0.25mg Pretzel
Isoleucine 0.407mg Pretzel
Leucine 0.757mg Pretzel
Lysine 0.257mg Pretzel
Methionine 0.177mg Pretzel
Phenylalanine 0.52mg Pretzel
Valine 0.48mg Pretzel
Histidine 0.22mg Pretzel
Trans Fat 0.004g Twizzlers
Saturated Fat 0.54g 0.391g Pretzel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.88g 0.727g Twizzlers
Polyunsaturated fat 0.14g 1.291g Pretzel
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.223g Pretzel
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Pretzel
Omega-3 - ALA 0.063g Pretzel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Twizzlers Pretzel
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
0%
Twizzlers
37%
Pretzel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Twizzlers
67%
Pretzel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers contains less Sodium (difference - 1045mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 83)
Which food is cheaper?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Sugar (difference - 49.14g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.149g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pretzel
Pretzel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pretzel
Pretzel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Twizzlers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167983/nutrients
  2. Pretzel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167555/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.