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Fruit leather vs. Molasses — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Fruit leather and Molasses?

  • Fruit leather is higher in Vitamin C, yet Molasses are higher in Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Vitamin B6, Selenium, and Calcium.
  • Fruit leather's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 62% more.
  • Fruit leather has 11 times more Sodium than Molasses. While Fruit leather has 403mg of Sodium, Molasses have only 37mg.

We used Snacks, fruit leather, pieces and Molasses types 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 +1038.9%
Contains more Iron +529.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1628.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.2%
Contains more Potassium +792.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%
Contains more Zinc +52.6%
Contains more Copper +184.8%
Contains more Manganese +731.5%
Contains more Selenium +559.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 29% 10% 11% 15% 53% 6% 57% 24% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 62% 177% 173% 14% 130% 5% 8% 163% 200% 98%
Contains more Calcium +1038.9%
Contains more Iron +529.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1628.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.2%
Contains more Potassium +792.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%
Contains more Zinc +52.6%
Contains more Copper +184.8%
Contains more Manganese +731.5%
Contains more Selenium +559.3%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +4900%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +830%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +152%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.041
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 4% 12% 0% 187% 11% 24% 2% 20% 70% 3% 0% 8% 46%
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% 11% 1% 18% 49% 155% 0% 0% 8% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +4900%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +830%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +152%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.041
Equal in Choline - 13.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +2580%
Contains more Carbs +10.8%
Contains more Water +77.8%
Contains more Other +175%
Equal in Carbs - 74.73
3% 83% 12%
Protein: 1 g
Fats: 2.68 g
Carbs: 82.82 g
Water: 12.3 g
Other: 1.2 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 Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +2580%
Contains more Carbs +10.8%
Contains more Water +77.8%
Contains more Other +175%
Equal in Carbs - 74.73

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4525%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1000%
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.2%
24% 55% 21%
Saturated Fat: 0.65 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.48 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.55 g
18% 32% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4525%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1000%
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fruit leather Molasses Opinion
Net carbs 82.82g 74.73g Fruit leather
Protein 1g 0g Fruit leather
Fats 2.68g 0.1g Fruit leather
Carbs 82.82g 74.73g Fruit leather
Calories 359kcal 290kcal Fruit leather
Fructose 12.79g Molasses
Sugar 57.58g 74.72g Fruit leather
Calcium 18mg 205mg Molasses
Iron 0.75mg 4.72mg Molasses
Magnesium 14mg 242mg Molasses
Phosphorus 24mg 31mg Molasses
Potassium 164mg 1464mg Molasses
Sodium 403mg 37mg Molasses
Zinc 0.19mg 0.29mg Molasses
Copper 0.171mg 0.487mg Molasses
Manganese 0.184mg 1.53mg Molasses
Selenium 2.7µg 17.8µg Molasses
Vitamin A 58IU 0IU Fruit leather
Vitamin A RAE 6µg 0µg Fruit leather
Vitamin E 0.56mg 0mg Fruit leather
Vitamin C 56mg 0mg Fruit leather
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.041mg Fruit leather
Vitamin B2 0.1mg 0.002mg Fruit leather
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.93mg Molasses
Vitamin B5 0.319mg 0.804mg Molasses
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.67mg Molasses
Folate 4µg 0µg Fruit leather
Choline 12.9mg 13.3mg Molasses
Vitamin K 18.2µg 0µg Fruit leather
Saturated Fat 0.65g 0.018g Molasses
Monounsaturated Fat 1.48g 0.032g Fruit leather
Polyunsaturated fat 0.55g 0.05g Fruit leather

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fruit leather 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
29%
Fruit leather
18%
Molasses
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
22%
Fruit leather
103%
Molasses

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Molasses
Molasses contains less Sodium (difference - 366mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Molasses
Molasses is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.632g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Molasses
Molasses is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fruit leather
Fruit leather is lower in Sugar (difference - 17.14g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fruit leather
Fruit leather is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit leather
Fruit leather is cheaper (difference - $2)
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. Fruit leather - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167540/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.