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Caramel vs. Maple sugar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Caramel and Maple sugar

  • Caramel has more Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B5, however, Maple sugar has more Manganese, Zinc, Iron, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Maple sugar is 192% higher.
  • Maple sugar is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Candies, caramels and Sugars, maple.

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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 +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +3700%
Contains more Selenium +125%
Contains more Iron +1050%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Potassium +28%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Zinc +1277.3%
Contains more Copper +450%
Contains more Manganese +40100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 42% 6% 13% 49% 19% 32% 12% 6% 2% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 61% 14% 2% 25% 2% 166% 33% 577% 5%
Contains more Calcium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +3700%
Contains more Selenium +125%
Contains more Iron +1050%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Potassium +28%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Zinc +1277.3%
Contains more Copper +450%
Contains more Manganese +40100%

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.
Caramel
12
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1044.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1869.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +270%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1191.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1766.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +281%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 10% 0% 2% 26% 60% 3% 38% 13% 3% 38% 5% 5%
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% 3% 1% 0% 0% 2% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1044.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1869.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +270%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1191.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1766.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +281%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +4500%
Contains more Fats +3950%
Contains more Other +125%
Contains more Carbs +18.1%
Equal in Water - 8
5% 8% 77% 9% 2%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 8.1 g
Carbs: 77 g
Water: 8.5 g
Other: 1.8 g
91% 8%
Protein: 0.1 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 90.9 g
Water: 8 g
Other: 0.8 g
Contains more Protein +4500%
Contains more Fats +3950%
Contains more Other +125%
Contains more Carbs +18.1%
Equal in Water - 8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2309.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3378%
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.5%
33% 21% 46%
Saturated Fat: 2.476 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.478 g
18% 32% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.036 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.064 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2309.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3378%
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caramel Maple sugar Opinion
Net carbs 77g 90.9g Maple sugar
Protein 4.6g 0.1g Caramel
Fats 8.1g 0.2g Caramel
Carbs 77g 90.9g Maple sugar
Calories 382kcal 354kcal Caramel
Sugar 65.5g 84.87g Caramel
Calcium 138mg 90mg Caramel
Iron 0.14mg 1.61mg Maple sugar
Magnesium 17mg 19mg Maple sugar
Phosphorus 114mg 3mg Caramel
Potassium 214mg 274mg Maple sugar
Sodium 245mg 11mg Maple sugar
Zinc 0.44mg 6.06mg Maple sugar
Copper 0.018mg 0.099mg Maple sugar
Manganese 0.011mg 4.422mg Maple sugar
Selenium 1.8µg 0.8µg Caramel
Vitamin A 42IU 0IU Caramel
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 0µg Caramel
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0mg Caramel
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Caramel
Vitamin B1 0.103mg 0.009mg Caramel
Vitamin B2 0.256mg 0.013mg Caramel
Vitamin B3 0.148mg 0.04mg Caramel
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.048mg Caramel
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.003mg Caramel
Folate 4µg 0µg Caramel
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0µg Caramel
Choline 8mg 2.1mg Caramel
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0µg Caramel
Tryptophan 0.06mg Caramel
Threonine 0.192mg Caramel
Isoleucine 0.258mg Caramel
Leucine 0.417mg Caramel
Lysine 0.338mg Caramel
Methionine 0.107mg Caramel
Phenylalanine 0.205mg Caramel
Valine 0.285mg Caramel
Histidine 0.115mg Caramel
Cholesterol 7mg 0mg Maple sugar
Saturated Fat 2.476g 0.036g Maple sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 1.542g 0.064g Caramel
Polyunsaturated fat 3.478g 0.1g Caramel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Caramel Maple sugar
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
15%
Caramel
1%
Maple sugar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Caramel
91%
Maple sugar

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 234mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.44g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Sugar (difference - 19.37g)
Which food is cheaper?
Caramel
Caramel is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caramel
Caramel is relatively richer in vitamins
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

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. Caramel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167974/nutrients
  2. Maple sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169658/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.