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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 Calcium +500%
    Contains more Iron +740%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
    Contains more Potassium +2500%
    Contains more Zinc +2100%
    Contains more Copper +414.3%
    Contains less Sodium -75%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 16% 2% 2% 5% 1% 6% 12%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 3%
    Contains more Calcium +500%
    Contains more Iron +740%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
    Contains more Potassium +2500%
    Contains more Zinc +2100%
    Contains more Copper +414.3%
    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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 9% 3% 5% 6% 2% 0% 0%
    Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 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 +∞%

    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

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Honey Sugar Opinion
    Net carbs 82.2g 99.98g Sugar
    Protein 0.3g 0g Honey
    Fats 0g 0g
    Carbs 82.4g 99.98g Sugar
    Calories 304kcal 387kcal Sugar
    Starch g g
    Fructose 40.94g 0g Honey
    Sugar 82.12g 99.8g Honey
    Fiber 0.2g 0g Honey
    Calcium 6mg 1mg Honey
    Iron 0.42mg 0.05mg Honey
    Magnesium 2mg 0mg Honey
    Phosphorus 4mg 0mg Honey
    Potassium 52mg 2mg Honey
    Sodium 4mg 1mg Sugar
    Zinc 0.22mg 0.01mg Honey
    Copper 0.036mg 0.007mg Honey
    Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
    Vitamin E 0mg 0mg
    Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
    Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
    Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Honey
    Vitamin B1 0mg 0mg
    Vitamin B2 0.038mg 0.019mg Honey
    Vitamin B3 0.121mg 0mg Honey
    Vitamin B5 0.068mg 0mg Honey
    Vitamin B6 0.024mg 0mg Honey
    Folate 2µg 0µg Honey
    Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
    Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
    Tryptophan 0.004mg mg Honey
    Threonine 0.004mg mg Honey
    Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Honey
    Leucine 0.01mg mg Honey
    Lysine 0.008mg mg Honey
    Methionine 0.001mg mg Honey
    Phenylalanine 0.011mg mg Honey
    Valine 0.009mg mg Honey
    Histidine 0.001mg mg Honey
    Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
    Trans Fat g g
    Saturated Fat 0g 0g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0g
    Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0g

    Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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    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

    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)

    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.