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Maple sugar vs Corn syrup - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Maple sugar and Corn syrup different?

  • Maple sugar has more Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, and Copper than Corn syrup.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Maple sugar is 188% higher.
  • Maple sugar contains 152 times more Zinc than Corn syrup. While Maple sugar contains 6.06mg of Zinc, Corn syrup contains only 0.04mg.
  • Corn syrup has less Sugar.

Sugars, maple and Syrups, corn, dark 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +335.1%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +522.7%
Contains more Magnesium +137.5%
Contains more Copper +86.8%
Contains more Zinc +15050%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 61% 27% 25% 14% 33% 166% 2% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 6% 4% 6% 18% 2% 5% 21%
Contains more Iron +335.1%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +522.7%
Contains more Magnesium +137.5%
Contains more Copper +86.8%
Contains more Zinc +15050%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
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% 3% 3% 1% 3% 1% 0% 0% 0%
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% 3% 3% 1% 2% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%

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.
Maple sugar Corn syrup
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maple sugar Corn syrup Opinion
Calories 354kcal 286kcal Maple sugar
Protein 0.1g 0g Maple sugar
Fats 0.2g 0g Maple sugar
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 90.9g 77.59g Maple sugar
Carbs 90.9g 77.59g Maple sugar
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.61mg 0.37mg Maple sugar
Calcium 90mg 18mg Maple sugar
Potassium 274mg 44mg Maple sugar
Magnesium 19mg 8mg Maple sugar
Sugar 84.87g 77.59g Corn syrup
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.099mg 0.053mg Maple sugar
Zinc 6.06mg 0.04mg Maple sugar
Starch g g
Phosphorus 3mg 11mg Corn syrup
Sodium 11mg 155mg Maple sugar
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.009mg 0.011mg Corn syrup
Vitamin B2 0.013mg 0.009mg Maple sugar
Vitamin B3 0.04mg 0.02mg Maple sugar
Vitamin B5 0.048mg 0.023mg Maple sugar
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.009mg Corn syrup
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Folate 0µg 0µg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.036g 0g Corn syrup
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 0g Maple sugar
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1g 0g Maple sugar
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Maple sugar Corn syrup
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
1
Maple sugar
1
Corn syrup
Mineral Summary Score
41
Maple sugar
9
Corn syrup

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
1%
Maple sugar
0%
Corn syrup
Carbohydrates
91%
Maple sugar
78%
Corn syrup
Fats
1%
Maple sugar
0%
Corn syrup

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 144mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.28g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is cheaper?
Corn syrup
Corn syrup is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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

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. Maple sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169658/nutrients
  2. Corn syrup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168836/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.