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Brown sugar vs. Fudge — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Brown sugar and Fudge

  • Brown sugar contains less Copper, Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium than Fudge.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Fudge is 32% higher.
  • Fudge has 2 times less Calcium than Brown sugar. Brown sugar has 83mg of Calcium, while Fudge has 49mg.

Food types used in this article are Sugars, brown and Candies, fudge, chocolate, 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 +69.4%
Contains less Sodium -37.8%
Contains more Iron +149.3%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +1675%
Contains more Zinc +3600%
Contains more Copper +600%
Contains more Manganese +559.4%
Contains more Selenium +108.3%
Equal in Potassium - 134
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 15% 67% 26% 31% 12% 6% 31% 110% 56% 14%
Contains more Calcium +69.4%
Contains less Sodium -37.8%
Contains more Iron +149.3%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +1675%
Contains more Zinc +3600%
Contains more Copper +600%
Contains more Manganese +559.4%
Contains more Selenium +108.3%
Equal in Potassium - 134

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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Fudge
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +334.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.14
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 10% 4% 0% 0% 7% 20% 4% 9% 3% 3% 12% 6% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +334.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.14

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +28.3%
Contains more Protein +1891.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +632.1%
Contains more Other +111.1%
98%
Protein: 0.12 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 98.09 g
Water: 1.34 g
Other: 0.45 g
2% 10% 76% 10%
Protein: 2.39 g
Fats: 10.41 g
Carbs: 76.44 g
Water: 9.81 g
Other: 0.95 g
Contains more Carbs +28.3%
Contains more Protein +1891.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +632.1%
Contains more Other +111.1%

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 Fudge
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brown sugar Fudge Opinion
Net carbs 98.09g 74.74g Brown sugar
Protein 0.12g 2.39g Fudge
Fats 0g 10.41g Fudge
Carbs 98.09g 76.44g Brown sugar
Calories 380kcal 411kcal Fudge
Fructose 1.11g Brown sugar
Sugar 97.02g 73.12g Fudge
Fiber 0g 1.7g Fudge
Calcium 83mg 49mg Brown sugar
Iron 0.71mg 1.77mg Fudge
Magnesium 9mg 36mg Fudge
Phosphorus 4mg 71mg Fudge
Potassium 133mg 134mg Fudge
Sodium 28mg 45mg Brown sugar
Zinc 0.03mg 1.11mg Fudge
Copper 0.047mg 0.329mg Fudge
Manganese 0.064mg 0.422mg Fudge
Selenium 1.2µg 2.5µg Fudge
Vitamin A 0IU 159IU Fudge
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 44µg Fudge
Vitamin E 0mg 0.18mg Fudge
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.026mg Fudge
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.085mg Fudge
Vitamin B3 0.11mg 0.176mg Fudge
Vitamin B5 0.132mg 0.14mg Fudge
Vitamin B6 0.041mg 0.012mg Brown sugar
Folate 1µg 4µg Fudge
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.09µg Fudge
Choline 2.3mg 10mg Fudge
Vitamin K 0µg 1.4µg Fudge
Cholesterol 0mg 14mg Brown sugar
Trans Fat 0.165g Brown sugar
Saturated Fat 0g 6.448g Brown sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 2.943g Fudge
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.373g Fudge

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brown sugar Fudge
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
6%
Fudge
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Brown sugar
36%
Fudge

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fudge
Fudge is lower in Sugar (difference - 23.9g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fudge
Fudge is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fudge
Fudge is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fudge
Fudge is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.448g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar is cheaper (difference - $3)

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. Fudge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167987/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.