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Honey vs Sugar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Honey and Sugar

    The food types used in this comparison are Honey and Sugars, granulated.

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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%
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 2% 5% 2% 12% 6% 2% 1%
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2% 1% 1% 0% 3% 1% 0% 1%
    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 +∞%
    Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 9% 3% 5% 6% 0% 0% 2%
    Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
    Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
    Contains more Folate +∞%

    Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

    The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
    Vitamin Summary Score
    2
    Honey
    0
    Sugar
    Mineral Summary Score
    5
    Honey
    1
    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 food.
    Protein
    2%
    Honey
    0%
    Sugar
    Carbohydrates
    82%
    Honey
    100%
    Sugar
    Fats
    0%
    Honey
    0%
    Sugar

    Comparison summary table

    Pay attention to 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 Sugar ok
    Lower in glycemic index ok
    Rich in minerals ok
    Rich in vitamins ok
    Lower in Cholesterol Equal
    Lower in Saturated Fat Equal

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    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 is lower in Sugar?
    Honey
    Honey is lower in Sugar (difference - 17.68g)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Honey
    Honey is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
    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

    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
    Sugar 82.12 99.8 Honey
    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 2 0 Honey
    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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to 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

    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.