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Carob vs. Honey — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Carob and Honey?

  • Carob is richer than Honey in Zinc, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, and Iron.
  • Carob's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 145% more.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Honey is lower.

We used Candies, carob, unsweetened and Honey types 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.
Carob
9
:
1
Honey
Contains more Calcium +4950%
Contains more Iron +207.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1700%
Contains more Phosphorus +3050%
Contains more Potassium +1117.3%
Contains more Zinc +1504.5%
Contains more Copper +408.3%
Contains more Manganese +75%
Contains more Selenium +550%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 91% 49% 26% 54% 56% 14% 97% 61% 19% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 16% 2% 2% 5% 1% 6% 12% 11% 5%
Contains more Calcium +4950%
Contains more Iron +207.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1700%
Contains more Phosphorus +3050%
Contains more Potassium +1117.3%
Contains more Zinc +1504.5%
Contains more Copper +408.3%
Contains more Manganese +75%
Contains more Selenium +550%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%

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.
Carob
11
:
0
Honey
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +759.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1002.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +441.7%
Contains more Folate +950%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +763.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin C - 0.5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 32% 0% 2% 25% 42% 20% 45% 30% 16% 35% 11% 20%
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% 2% 0% 9% 3% 5% 6% 2% 0% 2% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +759.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1002.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +441.7%
Contains more Folate +950%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +763.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin C - 0.5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carob
3
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2
Honey
Contains more Protein +2616.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +1230%
Contains more Carbs +46.4%
Contains more Water +1010.4%
8% 31% 56% 3%
Protein: 8.15 g
Fats: 31.36 g
Carbs: 56.29 g
Water: 1.54 g
Other: 2.66 g
82% 17%
Protein: 0.3 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 82.4 g
Water: 17.1 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +2616.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +1230%
Contains more Carbs +46.4%
Contains more Water +1010.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carob Honey Opinion
Net carbs 52.49g 82.2g Honey
Protein 8.15g 0.3g Carob
Fats 31.36g 0g Carob
Carbs 56.29g 82.4g Honey
Calories 540kcal 304kcal Carob
Fructose 40.94g Honey
Sugar 34.11g 82.12g Carob
Fiber 3.8g 0.2g Carob
Calcium 303mg 6mg Carob
Iron 1.29mg 0.42mg Carob
Magnesium 36mg 2mg Carob
Phosphorus 126mg 4mg Carob
Potassium 633mg 52mg Carob
Sodium 107mg 4mg Honey
Zinc 3.53mg 0.22mg Carob
Copper 0.183mg 0.036mg Carob
Manganese 0.14mg 0.08mg Carob
Selenium 5.2µg 0.8µg Carob
Vitamin A 10IU 0IU Carob
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Carob
Vitamin E 1.57mg 0mg Carob
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0.5mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0mg Carob
Vitamin B2 0.178mg 0.038mg Carob
Vitamin B3 1.04mg 0.121mg Carob
Vitamin B5 0.75mg 0.068mg Carob
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.024mg Carob
Folate 21µg 2µg Carob
Vitamin B12 0.28µg 0µg Carob
Choline 19mg 2.2mg Carob
Vitamin K 7.7µg 0µg Carob
Tryptophan 0.004mg Honey
Threonine 0.004mg Honey
Isoleucine 0.008mg Honey
Leucine 0.01mg Honey
Lysine 0.008mg Honey
Methionine 0.001mg Honey
Phenylalanine 0.011mg Honey
Valine 0.009mg Honey
Histidine 0.001mg Honey
Cholesterol 1mg 0mg Honey
Saturated Fat 29.018g 0g Honey
Monounsaturated Fat 0.483g 0g Carob
Polyunsaturated fat 0.295g 0g Carob

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carob Honey
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
21%
Carob
2%
Honey
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Carob
6%
Honey

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Honey
Honey contains less Sodium (difference - 103mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Honey
Honey is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Honey
Honey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 29.018g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carob
Carob is lower in Sugar (difference - 48.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carob
Carob is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Carob
Carob is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carob
Carob is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carob
Carob is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Carob - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167973/nutrients
  2. Honey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169640/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.