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Corn syrup vs. Molasses — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Corn syrup and Molasses

  • Corn syrup has less Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Copper, Potassium, Selenium, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B3 than Molasses.
  • Molasses covers your daily need of Manganese 62% more than Corn syrup.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Syrups, corn, dark and Molasses.

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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 +1038.9%
Contains more Iron +1175.7%
Contains more Magnesium +2925%
Contains more Phosphorus +181.8%
Contains more Potassium +3227.3%
Contains less Sodium -76.1%
Contains more Zinc +625%
Contains more Copper +818.9%
Contains more Manganese +1430%
Contains more Selenium +513.8%
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 62% 177% 173% 13% 129% 4.8% 7.9% 162% 200% 97%
Contains more Calcium +1038.9%
Contains more Iron +1175.7%
Contains more Magnesium +2925%
Contains more Phosphorus +181.8%
Contains more Potassium +3227.3%
Contains less Sodium -76.1%
Contains more Zinc +625%
Contains more Copper +818.9%
Contains more Manganese +1430%
Contains more Selenium +513.8%

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 B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +272.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3395.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7344.4%
Equal in Choline - 13.3
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% 10% 0.46% 17% 48% 155% 0% 0% 7.3% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +272.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3395.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7344.4%
Equal in Choline - 13.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +725%
Equal in Carbs - 74.73
Equal in Water - 21.87
78% 22%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 77.59 g
Water: 22.01 g
Other: 0.4 g
75% 22% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 74.73 g
Water: 21.87 g
Other: 3.3 g
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +725%
Equal in Carbs - 74.73
Equal in Water - 21.87

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 Molasses
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corn syrup Molasses Opinion
Net carbs 77.59g 74.73g Corn syrup
Fats 0g 0.1g Molasses
Carbs 77.59g 74.73g Corn syrup
Calories 286kcal 290kcal Molasses
Fructose 12.79g Molasses
Sugar 77.59g 74.72g Molasses
Calcium 18mg 205mg Molasses
Iron 0.37mg 4.72mg Molasses
Magnesium 8mg 242mg Molasses
Phosphorus 11mg 31mg Molasses
Potassium 44mg 1464mg Molasses
Sodium 155mg 37mg Molasses
Zinc 0.04mg 0.29mg Molasses
Copper 0.053mg 0.487mg Molasses
Manganese 0.1mg 1.53mg Molasses
Selenium 2.9µg 17.8µg Molasses
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.041mg Molasses
Vitamin B2 0.009mg 0.002mg Corn syrup
Vitamin B3 0.02mg 0.93mg Molasses
Vitamin B5 0.023mg 0.804mg Molasses
Vitamin B6 0.009mg 0.67mg Molasses
Choline 13.3mg 13.3mg
Saturated Fat 0g 0.018g Corn syrup
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.032g Molasses
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.05g Molasses

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Corn syrup Molasses
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%
Corn syrup
18%
Molasses
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Corn syrup
103%
Molasses

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Molasses
Molasses is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.87g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Molasses
Molasses contains less Sodium (difference - 118mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Molasses
Molasses is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Molasses
Molasses is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is lower in glycemic index (difference - 90)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Corn syrup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168836/nutrients
  2. Molasses - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168820/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.