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Aspartame vs. Maple sugar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Aspartame and Maple sugar?

  • Maple sugar is richer than Aspartame in Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Calcium, and Potassium.
  • Maple sugar's daily need coverage for Manganese is 192% more.

We used Sweeteners, tabletop, aspartame, EQUAL, packets and Sugars, maple types 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 -100%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +3925%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +6750%
Contains more Zinc +60500%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 2% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 61% 14% 2% 25% 2% 166% 33% 577% 5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +3925%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +6750%
Contains more Zinc +60500%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +60%

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 3% 3% 1% 3% 1% 0% 0% 2% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +2070%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Equal in Carbs - 90.9
Equal in Water - 8
2% 89% 9%
Protein: 2.17 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 89.08 g
Water: 8.75 g
Other: 0 g
91% 8%
Protein: 0.1 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 90.9 g
Water: 8 g
Other: 0.8 g
Contains more Protein +2070%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Equal in Carbs - 90.9
Equal in Water - 8

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Aspartame Maple sugar Opinion
Net carbs 89.08g 90.9g Maple sugar
Protein 2.17g 0.1g Aspartame
Fats 0g 0.2g Maple sugar
Carbs 89.08g 90.9g Maple sugar
Calories 365kcal 354kcal Aspartame
Starch 8.36g Aspartame
Sugar 80.7g 84.87g Aspartame
Calcium 0mg 90mg Maple sugar
Iron 0.04mg 1.61mg Maple sugar
Magnesium 0mg 19mg Maple sugar
Phosphorus 0mg 3mg Maple sugar
Potassium 4mg 274mg Maple sugar
Sodium 0mg 11mg Aspartame
Zinc 0.01mg 6.06mg Maple sugar
Copper 0mg 0.099mg Maple sugar
Manganese 0mg 4.422mg Maple sugar
Selenium 0.5µg 0.8µg Maple sugar
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.009mg Maple sugar
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.013mg Maple sugar
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.04mg Maple sugar
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.048mg Maple sugar
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.003mg Maple sugar
Choline 0mg 2.1mg Maple sugar
Phenylalanine 1.186mg Aspartame
Saturated Fat 0g 0.036g Aspartame
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.064g Maple sugar
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.1g Maple sugar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Aspartame Maple 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
0%
Aspartame
1%
Maple sugar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Aspartame
91%
Maple sugar

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Aspartame
Aspartame is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Aspartame
Aspartame contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Aspartame
Aspartame is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Aspartame
Aspartame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 63)
Which food is cheaper?
Aspartame
Aspartame is cheaper (difference - $4)
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. Aspartame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169657/nutrients
  2. Maple sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169658/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.