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Icing vs. Molasses — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Icing and Molasses

  • Icing has more Vitamin B2, however, Molasses has more Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Selenium, Calcium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Molasses is 67% higher.
  • Molasses have 151 times less Vitamin B2 than Icing. Icing has 0.302mg of Vitamin B2, while Molasses have 0.002mg.

Food types used in this article are Frostings, vanilla, creamy, ready-to-eat and Molasses.

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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.
Icing
0
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Contains more Calcium +6733.3%
Contains more Iron +2850%
Contains more Magnesium +24100%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.2%
Contains more Potassium +4205.9%
Contains less Sodium -79.9%
Contains more Zinc +314.3%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +17700%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0.9% 6% 0.71% 7.7% 3% 24% 1.9% 0% 0% 0.55%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 62% 177% 173% 13% 129% 4.8% 7.9% 162% 200% 97%
Contains more Calcium +6733.3%
Contains more Iron +2850%
Contains more Magnesium +24100%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.2%
Contains more Potassium +4205.9%
Contains less Sodium -79.9%
Contains more Zinc +314.3%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +17700%

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.
Icing
4
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Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15000%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +310%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +322.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1361.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Choline +478.3%
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% 31% 0% 0% 2.5% 70% 4.1% 3.3% 0% 6% 0% 1.3% 33%
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% 10% 0.46% 17% 48% 155% 0% 0% 7.3% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15000%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +310%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +322.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1361.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Choline +478.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Icing
1
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Contains more Fats +16130%
Contains more Carbs +10.1%
Contains more Water +45.1%
Contains more Other +307.4%
16% 68% 15%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 16.23 g
Carbs: 67.89 g
Water: 15.07 g
Other: 0.81 g
75% 22% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 74.73 g
Water: 21.87 g
Other: 3.3 g
Contains more Fats +16130%
Contains more Carbs +10.1%
Contains more Water +45.1%
Contains more Other +307.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Icing
2
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Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15087.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15802%
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.4%
19% 31% 50%
Saturated Fat: 2.974 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.951 g
18% 32% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15087.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15802%
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Icing Molasses Opinion
Net carbs 67.89g 74.73g Molasses
Fats 16.23g 0.1g Icing
Carbs 67.89g 74.73g Molasses
Calories 418kcal 290kcal Icing
Fructose 12.79g Molasses
Sugar 63.1g 74.72g Icing
Calcium 3mg 205mg Molasses
Iron 0.16mg 4.72mg Molasses
Magnesium 1mg 242mg Molasses
Phosphorus 18mg 31mg Molasses
Potassium 34mg 1464mg Molasses
Sodium 184mg 37mg Molasses
Zinc 0.07mg 0.29mg Molasses
Copper 0mg 0.487mg Molasses
Manganese 0mg 1.53mg Molasses
Selenium 0.1µg 17.8µg Molasses
Vitamin E 1.53mg 0mg Icing
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.041mg Molasses
Vitamin B2 0.302mg 0.002mg Icing
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 0.93mg Molasses
Vitamin B5 0.055mg 0.804mg Molasses
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.67mg Molasses
Folate 8µg 0µg Icing
Choline 2.3mg 13.3mg Molasses
Vitamin K 13µg 0µg Icing
Saturated Fat 2.974g 0.018g Molasses
Monounsaturated Fat 4.86g 0.032g Icing
Polyunsaturated fat 7.951g 0.05g Icing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Icing Molasses
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
12%
Icing
18%
Molasses
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Icing
103%
Molasses

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Molasses
Molasses contains less Sodium (difference - 147mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Molasses
Molasses is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.956g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Molasses
Molasses is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Icing
Icing is lower in Sugar (difference - 11.62g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Icing
Icing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Icing
Icing is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Icing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169620/nutrients
  2. Molasses - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168820/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.