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Aspartame vs. Stevia — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Aspartame and Stevia

    Food varieties used in this article are Sweeteners, tabletop, aspartame, EQUAL, packets and Sweetener, herbal extract powder from Stevia leaf.

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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 Iron +∞%
    Contains more Potassium +∞%
    Contains more Zinc +∞%
    Contains more Selenium +∞%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 1.5% 0% 0% 0.35% 0% 0.27% 0% 0% 2.7%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
    Contains more Iron +∞%
    Contains more Potassium +∞%
    Contains more Zinc +∞%
    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.
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    Stevia
    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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

    Macronutrient Comparison

    Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
    Contains more Protein +∞%
    Contains more Water +∞%
    Contains more Carbs +12.3%
    2% 89% 9%
    Protein: 2.17 g
    Fats: 0 g
    Carbs: 89.08 g
    Water: 8.75 g
    Other: 0 g
    100%
    Protein: 0 g
    Fats: 0 g
    Carbs: 100 g
    Water: 0 g
    Other: 0 g
    Contains more Protein +∞%
    Contains more Water +∞%
    Contains more Carbs +12.3%

    Comparison summary table

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

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Aspartame Stevia Opinion
    Net carbs 89.08g 100g Stevia
    Protein 2.17g 0g Aspartame
    Carbs 89.08g 100g Stevia
    Calories 365kcal 0kcal Aspartame
    Starch 8.36g Aspartame
    Sugar 80.7g 0g Stevia
    Iron 0.04mg 0mg Aspartame
    Potassium 4mg 0mg Aspartame
    Zinc 0.01mg 0mg Aspartame
    Selenium 0.5µg 0µg Aspartame
    Phenylalanine 1.186mg Aspartame

    Which food is preferable for your diet?

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    is better in case of low diet
    Aspartame Stevia
    Low Fats diet Equal
    Low Carbs diet ok
    Low Calories diet ok
    Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
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    Aspartame
    0%
    Stevia
    Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
    0%
    Aspartame
    0%
    Stevia

    Comparison summary

    Which food is lower in Sugar?
    Stevia
    Stevia is lower in Sugar (difference - 80.7g)
    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Aspartame
    Aspartame is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food contains less Sodium?
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    The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (0 mg)
    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 lower in glycemic index?
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    The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
    Which food is cheaper?
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    The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
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    It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

    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. Stevia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170679/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.