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Butterscotch vs. Corn syrup — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Butterscotch and Corn syrup different?

  • Butterscotch is higher in Monounsaturated Fat, however, Corn syrup is richer in Copper.
  • Corn syrup has less Saturated Fat.

Candies, butterscotch and Syrups, corn, dark are the varieties used 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 more Zinc +125%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +3600%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +1000%
Contains more Potassium +1366.7%
Contains less Sodium -60.4%
Contains more Copper +5200%
Contains more Manganese +9900%
Contains more Selenium +383.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 1% 0% 1% 1% 51% 3% 1% 1% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 14% 6% 5% 4% 21% 2% 18% 14% 16%
Contains more Zinc +125%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +3600%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +1000%
Contains more Potassium +1366.7%
Contains less Sodium -60.4%
Contains more Copper +5200%
Contains more Manganese +9900%
Contains more Selenium +383.3%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Choline +1562.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.011
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 2% 0% 0% 3% 4% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
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% 2% 3% 0% 0% 8% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Choline +1562.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.011

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +16.5%
Contains more Other +155%
Contains more Water +319.2%
3% 90% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.3 g
Carbs: 90.4 g
Water: 5.25 g
Other: 1.02 g
78% 22%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 77.59 g
Water: 22.01 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +16.5%
Contains more Other +155%
Contains more Water +319.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterscotch Corn syrup Opinion
Net carbs 90.4g 77.59g Butterscotch
Protein 0.03g 0g Butterscotch
Fats 3.3g 0g Butterscotch
Carbs 90.4g 77.59g Butterscotch
Calories 391kcal 286kcal Butterscotch
Sugar 80.46g 77.59g Corn syrup
Calcium 4mg 18mg Corn syrup
Iron 0.01mg 0.37mg Corn syrup
Magnesium 0mg 8mg Corn syrup
Phosphorus 1mg 11mg Corn syrup
Potassium 3mg 44mg Corn syrup
Sodium 391mg 155mg Corn syrup
Zinc 0.09mg 0.04mg Butterscotch
Copper 0.001mg 0.053mg Corn syrup
Manganese 0.001mg 0.1mg Corn syrup
Selenium 0.6µg 2.9µg Corn syrup
Vitamin A 100IU 0IU Butterscotch
Vitamin A RAE 28µg 0µg Butterscotch
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0mg Butterscotch
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.011mg Butterscotch
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.009mg Butterscotch
Vitamin B3 0.002mg 0.02mg Corn syrup
Vitamin B5 0.004mg 0.023mg Corn syrup
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.009mg Corn syrup
Choline 0.8mg 13.3mg Corn syrup
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0µg Butterscotch
Cholesterol 9mg 0mg Corn syrup
Saturated Fat 2.065g 0g Corn syrup
Monounsaturated Fat 0.845g 0g Butterscotch
Polyunsaturated fat 0.122g 0g Butterscotch

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butterscotch Corn syrup
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
1%
Butterscotch
1%
Corn syrup
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Butterscotch
10%
Corn syrup

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.87g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup contains less Sodium (difference - 236mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.065g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butterscotch
Butterscotch is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Butterscotch
Butterscotch is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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. Butterscotch - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167972/nutrients
  2. Corn syrup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168836/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.