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Corn syrup vs. Gumdrop — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Corn syrup and Gumdrop

  • The amount of Sodium in Gumdrop is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Syrups, corn, dark and Candies, gumdrops, starch jelly pieces.

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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 +500%
Contains more Magnesium +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +1000%
Contains more Potassium +780%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +341.7%
Contains more Manganese +900%
Contains more Selenium +262.5%
Contains less Sodium -71.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.4
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5.4% 14% 5.7% 4.7% 3.9% 20% 1.1% 18% 13% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0.9% 15% 0.71% 0.43% 0.44% 5.7% 0% 4% 1.3% 4.4%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Magnesium +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +1000%
Contains more Potassium +780%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +341.7%
Contains more Manganese +900%
Contains more Selenium +262.5%
Contains less Sodium -71.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.4

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 B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
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% 2.8% 2.1% 0.38% 1.4% 2.1% 0% 0% 7.3% 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 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.5% 3% 0.19% 0.72% 1.2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +2101%
Contains more Other +300%
Contains more Carbs +27.5%
78% 22%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 77.59 g
Water: 22.01 g
Other: 0.4 g
99%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 98.9 g
Water: 1 g
Other: 0.1 g
Contains more Water +2101%
Contains more Other +300%
Contains more Carbs +27.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corn syrup Gumdrop Opinion
Net carbs 77.59g 98.8g Gumdrop
Carbs 77.59g 98.9g Gumdrop
Calories 286kcal 396kcal Gumdrop
Sugar 77.59g 58.97g Gumdrop
Fiber 0g 0.1g Gumdrop
Calcium 18mg 3mg Corn syrup
Iron 0.37mg 0.4mg Gumdrop
Magnesium 8mg 1mg Corn syrup
Phosphorus 11mg 1mg Corn syrup
Potassium 44mg 5mg Corn syrup
Sodium 155mg 44mg Gumdrop
Zinc 0.04mg 0mg Corn syrup
Copper 0.053mg 0.012mg Corn syrup
Manganese 0.1mg 0.01mg Corn syrup
Selenium 2.9µg 0.8µg Corn syrup
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.006mg Corn syrup
Vitamin B2 0.009mg 0.013mg Gumdrop
Vitamin B3 0.02mg 0.01mg Corn syrup
Vitamin B5 0.023mg 0.012mg Corn syrup
Vitamin B6 0.009mg 0.005mg Corn syrup
Choline 13.3mg 0mg Corn syrup

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Corn syrup Gumdrop
Low Fats diet Equal
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%
Corn syrup
1%
Gumdrop
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Corn syrup
3%
Gumdrop

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Gumdrop
Gumdrop is lower in Sugar (difference - 18.62g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Gumdrop
Gumdrop contains less Sodium (difference - 111mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gumdrop
Gumdrop is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Gumdrop
Gumdrop is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)

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. Corn syrup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168836/nutrients
  2. Gumdrop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167989/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.