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Apple vs. Agave nectar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Apple and Agave nectar

  • Apple has more Fiber, however, Agave nectar is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Folate, and Vitamin E .
  • Agave nectar covers your daily Vitamin K needs 17% more than Apple.
  • Agave nectar contains 27 times less Potassium than Apple. Apple contains 107mg of Potassium, while Agave nectar contains 4mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Apples, raw, with skin and Sweetener, syrup, agave.

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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 +500%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +1000%
Contains more Potassium +2575%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Manganese +600%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9% 5% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 10%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +1000%
Contains more Potassium +2575%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Manganese +600%
Contains more Selenium +∞%

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.
Apple
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Contains more Vitamin A +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +444.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +269.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +617.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +534.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +657.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +470.7%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Choline +291.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +922.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 2% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 20% 0% 57% 31% 39% 13% 0% 54% 23% 0% 8% 57%
Contains more Vitamin A +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +444.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +269.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +617.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +534.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +657.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +470.7%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Choline +291.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +922.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +188.9%
Contains more Water +273%
Contains more Other +33.3%
Contains more Fats +164.7%
Contains more Carbs +453%
14% 86%
Protein: 0.26 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 13.81 g
Water: 85.56 g
Other: 0.2 g
76% 23%
Protein: 0.09 g
Fats: 0.45 g
Carbs: 76.37 g
Water: 22.94 g
Other: 0.15 g
Contains more Protein +188.9%
Contains more Water +273%
Contains more Other +33.3%
Contains more Fats +164.7%
Contains more Carbs +453%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +411.5%
Contains more Fructose +842.4%
20% 23% 56%
Starch: 0.05 g
Sucrose: 2.07 g
Glucose: 2.43 g
Fructose: 5.9 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
18% 82%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 12.43 g
Fructose: 55.6 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +411.5%
Contains more Fructose +842.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apple Agave nectar Opinion
Net carbs 11.41g 76.17g Agave nectar
Protein 0.26g 0.09g Apple
Fats 0.17g 0.45g Agave nectar
Carbs 13.81g 76.37g Agave nectar
Calories 52kcal 310kcal Agave nectar
Starch 0.05g Apple
Fructose 5.9g 55.6g Agave nectar
Sugar 10.39g 68.03g Apple
Fiber 2.4g 0.2g Apple
Calcium 6mg 1mg Apple
Iron 0.12mg 0.09mg Apple
Magnesium 5mg 1mg Apple
Phosphorus 11mg 1mg Apple
Potassium 107mg 4mg Apple
Sodium 1mg 4mg Apple
Zinc 0.04mg 0.01mg Apple
Copper 0.027mg 0.009mg Apple
Manganese 0.035mg 0.005mg Apple
Selenium 0µg 1.7µg Agave nectar
Vitamin A 54IU 156IU Agave nectar
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 8µg Agave nectar
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.98mg Agave nectar
Vitamin C 4.6mg 17mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.122mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.165mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B3 0.091mg 0.689mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B5 0.061mg Apple
Vitamin B6 0.041mg 0.234mg Agave nectar
Folate 3µg 30µg Agave nectar
Choline 3.4mg 13.3mg Agave nectar
Vitamin K 2.2µg 22.5µg Agave nectar
Tryptophan 0.001mg Apple
Threonine 0.006mg Apple
Isoleucine 0.006mg Apple
Leucine 0.013mg Apple
Lysine 0.012mg Apple
Methionine 0.001mg Apple
Phenylalanine 0.006mg Apple
Valine 0.012mg Apple
Histidine 0.005mg Apple
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0g Agave nectar
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0g Apple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051g 0g Apple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Apple Agave nectar
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
4%
Apple
24%
Agave nectar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Apple
2%
Agave nectar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Apple
Apple is lower in Sugar (difference - 57.64g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Apple
Apple is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar 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. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/nutrients
  2. Agave nectar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170277/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.