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Brown sugar vs. Fondant icing — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Brown sugar and Fondant icing

  • Fondant icing has less Iron, and Calcium than Brown sugar.
  • Fondant icing has less Sugar.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Sugars, brown and Candies, fondant, prepared-from-recipe.

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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 +2666.7%
Contains more Iron +7000%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +3225%
Contains more Copper +1466.7%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +100%
Contains less Sodium -60.7%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 25% 27% 7% 2% 12% 4% 1% 16% 9% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 1% 0% 4%
Contains more Calcium +2666.7%
Contains more Iron +7000%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +3225%
Contains more Copper +1466.7%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +100%
Contains less Sodium -60.7%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%

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 B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
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% 3% 8% 10% 1% 0% 2% 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% 2% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Other +650%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +403%
Equal in Carbs - 93.18
98%
Protein: 0.12 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 98.09 g
Water: 1.34 g
Other: 0.45 g
93% 7%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.02 g
Carbs: 93.18 g
Water: 6.74 g
Other: 0.06 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Other +650%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +403%
Equal in Carbs - 93.18

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brown sugar Fondant icing Opinion
Net carbs 98.09g 93.18g Brown sugar
Protein 0.12g 0g Brown sugar
Fats 0g 0.02g Fondant icing
Carbs 98.09g 93.18g Brown sugar
Calories 380kcal 373kcal Brown sugar
Fructose 1.11g Brown sugar
Sugar 97.02g 88.9g Fondant icing
Calcium 83mg 3mg Brown sugar
Iron 0.71mg 0.01mg Brown sugar
Magnesium 9mg 0mg Brown sugar
Phosphorus 4mg 0mg Brown sugar
Potassium 133mg 4mg Brown sugar
Sodium 28mg 11mg Fondant icing
Zinc 0.03mg 0.04mg Fondant icing
Copper 0.047mg 0.003mg Brown sugar
Manganese 0.064mg 0mg Brown sugar
Selenium 1.2µg 0.6µg Brown sugar
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.005mg Fondant icing
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.016mg Fondant icing
Vitamin B3 0.11mg 0mg Brown sugar
Vitamin B5 0.132mg 0mg Brown sugar
Vitamin B6 0.041mg 0mg Brown sugar
Folate 1µg 0µg Brown sugar
Choline 2.3mg 0mg Brown sugar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brown sugar Fondant icing
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
2%
Brown sugar
0%
Fondant icing
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Brown sugar
1%
Fondant icing

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar is relatively richer in minerals
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 ($)
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. Brown sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168833/nutrients
  2. Fondant icing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167986/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.