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Ice cream vs. Brown sugar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ice cream and Brown sugar different?

  • Ice cream is higher in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B5, and Zinc, however, Brown sugar is richer in Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Ice cream is 34% higher.
  • Brown sugar has less Saturated Fat.

Ice creams, vanilla and Sugars, brown are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +54.2%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +2525%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains more Zinc +2200%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Iron +688.9%
Contains less Sodium -65%
Contains more Copper +104.3%
Contains more Manganese +700%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 38% 3.4% 10% 45% 18% 10% 19% 7.7% 1% 9.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 25% 27% 6.4% 1.7% 12% 3.7% 0.82% 16% 8.3% 6.5%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +2525%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains more Zinc +2200%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Iron +688.9%
Contains less Sodium -65%
Contains more Copper +104.3%
Contains more Manganese +700%

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.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +340.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.1%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +1030.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.11
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 25% 6% 6% 2% 10% 55% 2.2% 35% 11% 3.8% 49% 14% 0.75%
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% 2.1% 7.9% 9.5% 0.75% 0% 1.3% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +340.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.1%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +1030.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.11

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +2816.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +4452.2%
Contains more Other +100%
Contains more Carbs +315.6%
4% 11% 24% 61%
Protein: 3.5 g
Fats: 11 g
Carbs: 23.6 g
Water: 61 g
Other: 0.9 g
98%
Protein: 0.12 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 98.09 g
Water: 1.34 g
Other: 0.45 g
Contains more Protein +2816.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +4452.2%
Contains more Other +100%
Contains more Carbs +315.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ice cream Brown sugar Opinion
Net carbs 22.9g 98.09g Brown sugar
Protein 3.5g 0.12g Ice cream
Fats 11g 0g Ice cream
Carbs 23.6g 98.09g Brown sugar
Calories 207kcal 380kcal Brown sugar
Fructose 1.11g Brown sugar
Sugar 21.22g 97.02g Ice cream
Fiber 0.7g 0g Ice cream
Calcium 128mg 83mg Ice cream
Iron 0.09mg 0.71mg Brown sugar
Magnesium 14mg 9mg Ice cream
Phosphorus 105mg 4mg Ice cream
Potassium 199mg 133mg Ice cream
Sodium 80mg 28mg Brown sugar
Zinc 0.69mg 0.03mg Ice cream
Copper 0.023mg 0.047mg Brown sugar
Manganese 0.008mg 0.064mg Brown sugar
Selenium 1.8µg 1.2µg Ice cream
Vitamin A 421IU 0IU Ice cream
Vitamin A RAE 118µg 0µg Ice cream
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0mg Ice cream
Vitamin D 8IU 0IU Ice cream
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Ice cream
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Ice cream
Vitamin B1 0.041mg 0mg Ice cream
Vitamin B2 0.24mg 0mg Ice cream
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 0.11mg Ice cream
Vitamin B5 0.581mg 0.132mg Ice cream
Vitamin B6 0.048mg 0.041mg Ice cream
Folate 5µg 1µg Ice cream
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0µg Ice cream
Choline 26mg 2.3mg Ice cream
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0µg Ice cream
Tryptophan 0.045mg Ice cream
Threonine 0.146mg Ice cream
Isoleucine 0.195mg Ice cream
Leucine 0.316mg Ice cream
Lysine 0.258mg Ice cream
Methionine 0.081mg Ice cream
Phenylalanine 0.157mg Ice cream
Valine 0.217mg Ice cream
Histidine 0.088mg Ice cream
Cholesterol 44mg 0mg Brown sugar
Saturated Fat 6.79g 0g Brown sugar
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0g Ice cream
Monounsaturated Fat 2.969g 0g Ice cream
Polyunsaturated fat 0.452g 0g Ice cream

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ice cream Brown sugar
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
17%
Ice cream
2%
Brown sugar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Ice cream
11%
Brown sugar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in Sugar (difference - 75.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ice cream
Ice cream is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ice cream
Ice cream is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.79g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Ice cream - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167575/nutrients
  2. Brown sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168833/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.