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Balsamic vinegar vs Mayonnaise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Balsamic vinegar and Mayonnaise

  • Balsamic vinegar is richer than Mayonnaise in Iron, and Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Mayonnaise is 59% higher.
  • Balsamic vinegar contains 26 times more Sugar than Mayonnaise. Balsamic vinegar contains 14.95g of Sugar, while Mayonnaise contains 0.57g.

Food types used in this article are Vinegar, balsamic and Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Iron +242.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Potassium +460%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Copper +36.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.5%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 27% 9% 9% 10% 3% 3% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 8% 1% 9% 2% 83% 5% 7%
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Iron +242.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Potassium +460%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Copper +36.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.5%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 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 Vitamin K 4% 66% 6% 0% 3% 5% 0% 11% 2% 4% 15% 408%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Balsamic vinegar Mayonnaise Opinion
Net carbs 17.03g 0.57g Balsamic vinegar
Protein 0.49g 0.96g Mayonnaise
Fats 0g 74.85g Mayonnaise
Carbs 17.03g 0.57g Balsamic vinegar
Calories 88kcal 680kcal Mayonnaise
Starch g g
Fructose 7.38g 0.05g Balsamic vinegar
Sugar 14.95g 0.57g Mayonnaise
Fiber g 0g Mayonnaise
Calcium 27mg 8mg Balsamic vinegar
Iron 0.72mg 0.21mg Balsamic vinegar
Magnesium 12mg 1mg Balsamic vinegar
Phosphorus 19mg 21mg Mayonnaise
Potassium 112mg 20mg Balsamic vinegar
Sodium 23mg 635mg Balsamic vinegar
Zinc 0.08mg 0.15mg Mayonnaise
Copper 0.026mg 0.019mg Balsamic vinegar
Vitamin A 0IU 65IU Mayonnaise
Vitamin E mg 3.28mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin D IU 7IU Mayonnaise
Vitamin D µg 0.2µg Mayonnaise
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 mg 0.01mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B2 mg 0.019mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B3 mg 0mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B5 mg 0.172mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B6 mg 0.008mg Mayonnaise
Folate µg 5µg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B12 µg 0.12µg Mayonnaise
Vitamin K µg 163µg Mayonnaise
Tryptophan mg 0.017mg Mayonnaise
Threonine mg 0.055mg Mayonnaise
Isoleucine mg 0.065mg Mayonnaise
Leucine mg 0.095mg Mayonnaise
Lysine mg 0.072mg Mayonnaise
Methionine mg 0.035mg Mayonnaise
Phenylalanine mg 0.057mg Mayonnaise
Valine mg 0.074mg Mayonnaise
Histidine mg 0.026mg Mayonnaise
Cholesterol mg 42mg Balsamic vinegar
Trans Fat 0g 0.187g Balsamic vinegar
Saturated Fat 0g 11.703g Balsamic vinegar
Monounsaturated Fat g 16.843g Mayonnaise
Polyunsaturated fat g 44.69g Mayonnaise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Balsamic vinegar Mayonnaise
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
0
Balsamic vinegar
43
Mayonnaise
Mineral Summary Score
9
Balsamic vinegar
14
Mayonnaise

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 food.
Protein
3%
Balsamic vinegar
6%
Mayonnaise
Carbohydrates
17%
Balsamic vinegar
1%
Mayonnaise
Fats
0%
Balsamic vinegar
345%
Mayonnaise

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.38g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar contains less Sodium (difference - 612mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.703g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Balsamic vinegar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172241/nutrients
  2. Mayonnaise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171009/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.