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Honey vs Sugar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Honey
7
:
1
Sugar
Contains more Iron +740%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Potassium +2500%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +414.3%
Contains more Zinc +2100%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +740%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Potassium +2500%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +414.3%
Contains more Zinc +2100%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -75%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Honey
6
:
0
Sugar
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate, total +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate, total +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
1
Honey
0
Sugar
Mineral Summary Score
3
Honey
0
Sugar

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
2%
Honey
0%
Sugar
Carbohydrates
82%
Honey
100%
Sugar
Fats
0%
Honey
0%
Sugar

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Honey Sugar
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Honey Sugar
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sugar
Sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar
Sugar is cheaper (difference - $2.9)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Honey
Honey contains less Sugars (difference - 17.68g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Honey
Honey is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Honey Sugar Opinion
Calories 304 387 Sugar
Protein 0.3 0 Honey
Fats 0 0
Vitamin C 0.5 0 Honey
Carbs 82.4 99.98 Sugar
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.42 0.05 Honey
Calcium 6 1 Honey
Potassium 52 2 Honey
Magnesium 2 0 Honey
Sugars 82.12 99.8 Sugar
Fiber 0.2 0 Honey
Copper 0.036 0.007 Honey
Zinc 0.22 0.01 Honey
Starch
Phosphorus 4 0 Honey
Sodium 4 1 Sugar
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0 0
Vitamin B2 0.038 0.019 Honey
Vitamin B3 0.121 0 Honey
Vitamin B5 0.068 0 Honey
Vitamin B6 0.024 0 Honey
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate, total 2 0 Honey
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0 0
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0
Polyunsaturated fat 0 0
Tryptophan 0.004 Honey
Threonine 0.004 Honey
Isoleucine 0.008 Honey
Leucine 0.01 Honey
Lysine 0.008 Honey
Methionine 0.001 Honey
Phenylalanine 0.011 Honey
Valine 0.009 Honey
Histidine 0.001 Honey
Fructose 40.94 0 Honey

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Honey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169640/nutrients
  2. Sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169655/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.