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Honey vs. Aspartame — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Honey and Aspartame

    These are the specific foods used in this comparison Honey and Sweeteners, tabletop, aspartame, EQUAL, packets.

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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 +∞%
    Contains more Iron +950%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
    Contains more Potassium +1200%
    Contains more Zinc +2100%
    Contains more Copper +∞%
    Contains more Manganese +∞%
    Contains more Selenium +60%
    Contains less Sodium -100%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.8% 16% 1.4% 1.7% 4.6% 0.52% 6% 12% 10% 4.4%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 1.5% 0% 0% 0.35% 0% 0.27% 0% 0% 2.7%
    Contains more Calcium +∞%
    Contains more Iron +950%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
    Contains more Potassium +1200%
    Contains more Zinc +2100%
    Contains more Copper +∞%
    Contains more Manganese +∞%
    Contains more Selenium +60%
    Contains less Sodium -100%

    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.
    Honey
    7
    :
    Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
    Contains more Folate +∞%
    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% 1.7% 0% 8.8% 2.3% 4.1% 5.5% 1.5% 0% 1.2% 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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
    Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
    Contains more Folate +∞%
    Contains more Choline +∞%

    Macronutrient Comparison

    Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
    Contains more Water +95.4%
    Contains more Other +∞%
    Contains more Protein +623.3%
    Equal in Carbs - 89.08
    82% 17%
    Protein: 0.3 g
    Fats: 0 g
    Carbs: 82.4 g
    Water: 17.1 g
    Other: 0.2 g
    2% 89% 9%
    Protein: 2.17 g
    Fats: 0 g
    Carbs: 89.08 g
    Water: 8.75 g
    Other: 0 g
    Contains more Water +95.4%
    Contains more Other +∞%
    Contains more Protein +623.3%
    Equal in Carbs - 89.08

    Carbohydrate type comparison

    Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
    Contains more Sucrose +∞%
    Contains more Glucose +∞%
    Contains more Fructose +∞%
    Contains more Maltose +∞%
    Contains more Galactose +∞%
    Contains more Starch +∞%
    44% 50% 2% 4%
    Starch: 0 g
    Sucrose: 0.89 g
    Glucose: 35.75 g
    Fructose: 40.94 g
    Lactose: 0 g
    Maltose: 1.44 g
    Galactose: 3.1 g
    100%
    Starch: 8.36 g
    Sucrose: 0 g
    Glucose: 0 g
    Fructose: 0 g
    Lactose: 0 g
    Maltose: 0 g
    Galactose: 0 g
    Contains more Sucrose +∞%
    Contains more Glucose +∞%
    Contains more Fructose +∞%
    Contains more Maltose +∞%
    Contains more Galactose +∞%
    Contains more Starch +∞%

    Comparison summary table

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

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Honey Aspartame Opinion
    Net carbs 82.2g 89.08g Aspartame
    Protein 0.3g 2.17g Aspartame
    Carbs 82.4g 89.08g Aspartame
    Calories 304kcal 365kcal Aspartame
    Starch 8.36g Aspartame
    Fructose 40.94g Honey
    Sugar 82.12g 80.7g Aspartame
    Fiber 0.2g 0g Honey
    Calcium 6mg 0mg Honey
    Iron 0.42mg 0.04mg Honey
    Magnesium 2mg 0mg Honey
    Phosphorus 4mg 0mg Honey
    Potassium 52mg 4mg Honey
    Sodium 4mg 0mg Aspartame
    Zinc 0.22mg 0.01mg Honey
    Copper 0.036mg 0mg Honey
    Manganese 0.08mg 0mg Honey
    Selenium 0.8µg 0.5µg Honey
    Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Honey
    Vitamin B2 0.038mg 0mg Honey
    Vitamin B3 0.121mg 0mg Honey
    Vitamin B5 0.068mg 0mg Honey
    Vitamin B6 0.024mg 0mg Honey
    Folate 2µg 0µg Honey
    Choline 2.2mg 0mg Honey
    Tryptophan 0.004mg 0mg Honey
    Threonine 0.004mg 0mg Honey
    Isoleucine 0.008mg 0mg Honey
    Leucine 0.01mg 0mg Honey
    Lysine 0.008mg 0mg Honey
    Methionine 0.001mg 0mg Honey
    Phenylalanine 0.011mg 1.186mg Aspartame
    Valine 0.009mg 0mg Honey
    Histidine 0.001mg 0mg Honey

    Which food is preferable for your diet?

    ok
    ok
    is better in case of low diet
    Honey Aspartame
    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
    2%
    Honey
    0%
    Aspartame
    Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
    6%
    Honey
    0%
    Aspartame

    Comparison summary

    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Honey
    Honey is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
    Honey
    Honey is relatively richer in vitamins
    Which food is lower in Sugar?
    Aspartame
    Aspartame is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.42g)
    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Aspartame
    Aspartame contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Aspartame
    Aspartame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 61)
    Which food is cheaper?
    Aspartame
    Aspartame is cheaper (difference - $3)
    Which food contains less Cholesterol?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
    Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
    ?
    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. Honey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169640/nutrients
    2. Aspartame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169657/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.