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Fondant icing vs. Maple sugar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fondant icing and Maple sugar different?

  • Maple sugar has more Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Calcium, and Potassium than Fondant icing.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Maple sugar is 192% higher.

Candies, fondant, prepared-from-recipe and Sugars, maple 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 +2900%
Contains more Iron +16000%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +6750%
Contains more Zinc +15050%
Contains more Copper +3200%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +33.3%
Equal in Sodium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 1% 0% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 61% 14% 2% 25% 2% 166% 33% 577% 5%
Contains more Calcium +2900%
Contains more Iron +16000%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +6750%
Contains more Zinc +15050%
Contains more Copper +3200%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +33.3%
Equal in Sodium - 11

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 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
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% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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% 3% 3% 1% 3% 1% 0% 0% 2% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +900%
Contains more Water +18.7%
Contains more Other +1233.3%
Equal in Carbs - 90.9
93% 7%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.02 g
Carbs: 93.18 g
Water: 6.74 g
Other: 0.06 g
91% 8%
Protein: 0.1 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 90.9 g
Water: 8 g
Other: 0.8 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +900%
Contains more Water +18.7%
Contains more Other +1233.3%
Equal in Carbs - 90.9

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fondant icing Maple sugar Opinion
Net carbs 93.18g 90.9g Fondant icing
Protein 0g 0.1g Maple sugar
Fats 0.02g 0.2g Maple sugar
Carbs 93.18g 90.9g Fondant icing
Calories 373kcal 354kcal Fondant icing
Sugar 88.9g 84.87g Maple sugar
Calcium 3mg 90mg Maple sugar
Iron 0.01mg 1.61mg Maple sugar
Magnesium 0mg 19mg Maple sugar
Phosphorus 0mg 3mg Maple sugar
Potassium 4mg 274mg Maple sugar
Sodium 11mg 11mg
Zinc 0.04mg 6.06mg Maple sugar
Copper 0.003mg 0.099mg Maple sugar
Manganese 0mg 4.422mg Maple sugar
Selenium 0.6µg 0.8µg Maple sugar
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.009mg Maple sugar
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.013mg Fondant icing
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.04mg Maple sugar
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.048mg Maple sugar
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.003mg Maple sugar
Choline 0mg 2.1mg Maple sugar
Saturated Fat 0g 0.036g Fondant icing
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.064g Maple sugar
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.1g Maple sugar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Fondant icing Maple 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
0%
Fondant icing
1%
Maple sugar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Fondant icing
91%
Maple sugar

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.03g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (11 mg)
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. Fondant icing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167986/nutrients
  2. Maple sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169658/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.