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Table salt vs Sugar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Table salt
Table salt contains less Sugars (difference - 99.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 68)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Table salt
Table salt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sugar
Sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 38757mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Table salt Sugar
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Table salt Sugar
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
0
Table salt
0
Sugar
Mineral Summary Score
608
Table salt
0
Sugar

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Sugar
Contains more Iron +560%
Contains more Calcium +2300%
Contains more Potassium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +328.6%
Contains more Zinc +900%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +560%
Contains more Calcium +2300%
Contains more Potassium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +328.6%
Contains more Zinc +900%
Contains less Sodium -100%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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1
Sugar
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
0%
Table salt
0%
Sugar
Carbohydrates
0%
Table salt
100%
Sugar
Fats
0%
Table salt
0%
Sugar

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Table salt Sugar Opinion
Calories 0 387 Sugar
Protein 0 0
Fats 0 0
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 99.98 Sugar
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.33 0.05 Table salt
Calcium 24 1 Table salt
Potassium 8 2 Table salt
Magnesium 1 0 Table salt
Sugars 0 99.8 Sugar
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.03 0.007 Table salt
Zinc 0.1 0.01 Table salt
Starch
Phosphorus 0 0
Sodium 38758 1 Sugar
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0 0
Vitamin B2 0 0.019 Sugar
Vitamin B3 0 0
Vitamin B5 0 0
Vitamin B6 0 0
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Sugar
Saturated Fat 0 0
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0
Polyunsaturated fat 0 0
Tryptophan 0 Table salt
Threonine 0 Table salt
Isoleucine 0 Table salt
Leucine 0 Table salt
Lysine 0 Table salt
Methionine 0 Table salt
Phenylalanine 0 Table salt
Valine 0 Table salt
Histidine 0 Table salt
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.