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Coconut milk vs. Sugar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Coconut milk and Sugar

  • Sugar has less Manganese, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Selenium, Magnesium, Fiber, Potassium, and Zinc.
  • Coconut milk's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 106% more.
  • Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Nuts, coconut milk, raw (liquid expressed from grated meat and water) and Sugars, granulated.

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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 +1500%
Contains more Iron +3180%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +13050%
Contains more Zinc +6600%
Contains more Copper +3700%
Contains more Manganese +22800%
Contains more Selenium +933.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 62% 27% 43% 24% 2% 19% 89% 120% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 4%
Contains more Calcium +1500%
Contains more Iron +3180%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +13050%
Contains more Zinc +6600%
Contains more Copper +3700%
Contains more Manganese +22800%
Contains more Selenium +933.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%

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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Sugar
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 3% 0% 10% 7% 0% 15% 11% 8% 12% 0% 5% 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% 0% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +338000%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +1704.7%
2% 24% 6% 68%
Protein: 2.29 g
Fats: 23.84 g
Carbs: 5.54 g
Water: 67.62 g
Other: 0.71 g
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 99.98 g
Water: 0.02 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +338000%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +1704.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Coconut milk Sugar Opinion
Net carbs 3.34g 99.98g Sugar
Protein 2.29g 0g Coconut milk
Fats 23.84g 0g Coconut milk
Carbs 5.54g 99.98g Sugar
Calories 230kcal 387kcal Sugar
Sugar 3.34g 99.8g Coconut milk
Fiber 2.2g 0g Coconut milk
Calcium 16mg 1mg Coconut milk
Iron 1.64mg 0.05mg Coconut milk
Magnesium 37mg 0mg Coconut milk
Phosphorus 100mg 0mg Coconut milk
Potassium 263mg 2mg Coconut milk
Sodium 15mg 1mg Sugar
Zinc 0.67mg 0.01mg Coconut milk
Copper 0.266mg 0.007mg Coconut milk
Manganese 0.916mg 0.004mg Coconut milk
Selenium 6.2µg 0.6µg Coconut milk
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0mg Coconut milk
Vitamin C 2.8mg 0mg Coconut milk
Vitamin B1 0.026mg 0mg Coconut milk
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.019mg Sugar
Vitamin B3 0.76mg 0mg Coconut milk
Vitamin B5 0.183mg 0mg Coconut milk
Vitamin B6 0.033mg 0mg Coconut milk
Folate 16µg 0µg Coconut milk
Choline 8.5mg 0mg Coconut milk
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Coconut milk
Tryptophan 0.027mg Coconut milk
Threonine 0.083mg Coconut milk
Isoleucine 0.09mg Coconut milk
Leucine 0.17mg Coconut milk
Lysine 0.101mg Coconut milk
Methionine 0.043mg Coconut milk
Phenylalanine 0.116mg Coconut milk
Valine 0.139mg Coconut milk
Histidine 0.053mg Coconut milk
Saturated Fat 21.14g 0g Sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 0g Coconut milk
Polyunsaturated fat 0.261g 0g Coconut milk

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Coconut milk 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
5%
Coconut milk
0%
Sugar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Coconut milk
1%
Sugar

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sugar
Sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.14g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar
Sugar is cheaper (difference - $3.9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Coconut milk
Coconut milk is lower in Sugar (difference - 96.46g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Coconut milk
Coconut milk is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Coconut milk
Coconut milk is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Coconut milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170172/nutrients
  2. Sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169655/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.