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Corn syrup vs. Pectin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Corn syrup and Pectin different?

  • Corn syrup is higher in Selenium, however, Pectin is richer in Copper, Fiber, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Pectin is 41% higher.

Syrups, corn, dark and Pectin, unsweetened, dry mix are the varieties used 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.
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Magnesium +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +450%
Contains more Potassium +528.6%
Contains less Sodium -22.5%
Contains more Manganese +42.9%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Iron +632.4%
Contains more Zinc +1075%
Contains more Copper +692.5%
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 2.1% 102% 0.71% 0.86% 0.62% 26% 13% 140% 9.1% 0%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Magnesium +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +450%
Contains more Potassium +528.6%
Contains less Sodium -22.5%
Contains more Manganese +42.9%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Iron +632.4%
Contains more Zinc +1075%
Contains more Copper +692.5%

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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Pectin
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +378.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 0.18% 0% 0% 0% 2% 14% 0.09% 6.6% 2.3% 0.75% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +378.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +153%
Contains more Other +33.3%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +16.5%
78% 22%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 77.59 g
Water: 22.01 g
Other: 0.4 g
90% 9%
Protein: 0.3 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 90.4 g
Water: 8.7 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Water +153%
Contains more Other +33.3%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +16.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corn syrup Pectin Opinion
Net carbs 77.59g 81.8g Pectin
Protein 0g 0.3g Pectin
Fats 0g 0.3g Pectin
Carbs 77.59g 90.4g Pectin
Calories 286kcal 325kcal Pectin
Sugar 77.59g Pectin
Fiber 0g 8.6g Pectin
Calcium 18mg 7mg Corn syrup
Iron 0.37mg 2.71mg Pectin
Magnesium 8mg 1mg Corn syrup
Phosphorus 11mg 2mg Corn syrup
Potassium 44mg 7mg Corn syrup
Sodium 155mg 200mg Corn syrup
Zinc 0.04mg 0.47mg Pectin
Copper 0.053mg 0.42mg Pectin
Manganese 0.1mg 0.07mg Corn syrup
Selenium 2.9µg 0µg Corn syrup
Vitamin A 0IU 3IU Pectin
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.008mg Corn syrup
Vitamin B2 0.009mg 0.06mg Pectin
Vitamin B3 0.02mg 0.005mg Corn syrup
Vitamin B5 0.023mg 0.11mg Pectin
Vitamin B6 0.009mg 0.01mg Pectin
Folate 0µg 1µg Pectin
Choline 13.3mg Corn syrup
Saturated Fat 0g 0.05g Corn syrup
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.01g Pectin
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.09g Pectin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Corn syrup Pectin
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
2%
Pectin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Corn syrup
29%
Pectin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pectin
Pectin is lower in Sugar (difference - 77.59g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pectin
Pectin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 90)
Which food is cheaper?
Pectin
Pectin is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.
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. Pectin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168821/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.