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Honey vs. Macaroon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Honey and Macaroon

  • Macaroon is higher than Honey in Copper, Fiber, Selenium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Macaroon covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 100% more than Honey.
  • The amount of Sodium in Honey is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Honey and Cookies, coconut macaroon.

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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.
Honey
3
:
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Iron +95.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1350%
Contains more Phosphorus +1600%
Contains more Potassium +136.5%
Contains more Zinc +231.8%
Contains more Copper +647.2%
Contains more Selenium +750%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 16% 2% 2% 5% 1% 6% 12% 11% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 31% 21% 30% 11% 32% 20% 90% 0% 38%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Iron +95.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1350%
Contains more Phosphorus +1600%
Contains more Potassium +136.5%
Contains more Zinc +231.8%
Contains more Copper +647.2%
Contains more Selenium +750%

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
2
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Choline +313.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 2% 0% 9% 3% 5% 6% 2% 0% 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% 4% 0% 0% 5% 14% 5% 0% 23% 3% 0% 5% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Choline +313.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Honey
2
:
Contains more Carbs +34.6%
Contains more Water +48.7%
Contains more Protein +906.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +755%
82% 17%
Protein: 0.3 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 82.4 g
Water: 17.1 g
Other: 0.2 g
3% 23% 61% 12% 2%
Protein: 3.02 g
Fats: 22.55 g
Carbs: 61.22 g
Water: 11.5 g
Other: 1.71 g
Contains more Carbs +34.6%
Contains more Water +48.7%
Contains more Protein +906.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +755%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Honey Macaroon Opinion
Net carbs 82.2g 56.12g Honey
Protein 0.3g 3.02g Macaroon
Fats 0g 22.55g Macaroon
Carbs 82.4g 61.22g Honey
Calories 304kcal 460kcal Macaroon
Fructose 40.94g Honey
Sugar 82.12g 45.16g Macaroon
Fiber 0.2g 5.1g Macaroon
Calcium 6mg 5mg Honey
Iron 0.42mg 0.82mg Macaroon
Magnesium 2mg 29mg Macaroon
Phosphorus 4mg 68mg Macaroon
Potassium 52mg 123mg Macaroon
Sodium 4mg 241mg Honey
Zinc 0.22mg 0.73mg Macaroon
Copper 0.036mg 0.269mg Macaroon
Manganese 0.08mg Honey
Selenium 0.8µg 6.8µg Macaroon
Vitamin E 0mg 0.19mg Macaroon
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Honey
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.02mg Macaroon
Vitamin B2 0.038mg 0.06mg Macaroon
Vitamin B3 0.121mg 0.22mg Macaroon
Vitamin B5 0.068mg Honey
Vitamin B6 0.024mg 0.096mg Macaroon
Folate 2µg 3µg Macaroon
Choline 2.2mg 9.1mg Macaroon
Vitamin K 0µg 1.1µg Macaroon
Tryptophan 0.004mg Honey
Threonine 0.004mg Honey
Isoleucine 0.008mg Honey
Leucine 0.01mg Honey
Lysine 0.008mg Honey
Methionine 0.001mg Honey
Phenylalanine 0.011mg Honey
Valine 0.009mg Honey
Histidine 0.001mg Honey
Saturated Fat 0g 20.099g Honey
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 1.61g Macaroon
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.81g Macaroon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Honey Macaroon
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
2%
Honey
5%
Macaroon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Honey
27%
Macaroon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Sugar (difference - 36.96g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is cheaper?
Macaroon
Macaroon is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Macaroon
Macaroon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Macaroon
Macaroon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Honey
Honey contains less Sodium (difference - 237mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Honey
Honey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 20.099g)
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. Honey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169640/nutrients
  2. Macaroon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171847/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.