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Maple sugar vs. Honey — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Maple sugar and Honey?

  • Honey has less Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Calcium, Copper, and Potassium than Maple sugar.
  • Maple sugar's daily need coverage for Manganese is 189% higher.
  • Maple sugar has 28 times more Zinc than Honey. Maple sugar has 6.06mg of Zinc, while Honey has 0.22mg.
  • Honey contains less Sugar.

We used Sugars, maple and Honey types in this comparison.

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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 +1400%
Contains more Iron +283.3%
Contains more Magnesium +850%
Contains more Potassium +426.9%
Contains more Zinc +2654.5%
Contains more Copper +175%
Contains more Manganese +5427.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Equal in Selenium - 0.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 60% 14% 1.3% 24% 1.4% 165% 33% 577% 4.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.8% 16% 1.4% 1.7% 4.6% 0.52% 6% 12% 10% 4.4%
Contains more Calcium +1400%
Contains more Iron +283.3%
Contains more Magnesium +850%
Contains more Potassium +426.9%
Contains more Zinc +2654.5%
Contains more Copper +175%
Contains more Manganese +5427.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Equal in Selenium - 0.8

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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Honey
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +202.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +700%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Equal in Choline - 2.2
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% 2.3% 3% 0.75% 2.9% 0.69% 0% 0% 1.1% 0%
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% 1.7% 0% 8.8% 2.3% 4.1% 5.5% 1.5% 0% 1.2% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +202.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +700%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Equal in Choline - 2.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +10.3%
Contains more Other +300%
Contains more Protein +200%
Contains more Water +113.8%
Equal in Carbs - 82.4
91% 8%
Protein: 0.1 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 90.9 g
Water: 8 g
Other: 0.8 g
82% 17%
Protein: 0.3 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 82.4 g
Water: 17.1 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +10.3%
Contains more Other +300%
Contains more Protein +200%
Contains more Water +113.8%
Equal in Carbs - 82.4

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maple sugar Honey Opinion
Net carbs 90.9g 82.2g Maple sugar
Protein 0.1g 0.3g Honey
Fats 0.2g 0g Maple sugar
Carbs 90.9g 82.4g Maple sugar
Calories 354kcal 304kcal Maple sugar
Fructose 40.94g Honey
Sugar 84.87g 82.12g Honey
Fiber 0g 0.2g Honey
Calcium 90mg 6mg Maple sugar
Iron 1.61mg 0.42mg Maple sugar
Magnesium 19mg 2mg Maple sugar
Phosphorus 3mg 4mg Honey
Potassium 274mg 52mg Maple sugar
Sodium 11mg 4mg Honey
Zinc 6.06mg 0.22mg Maple sugar
Copper 0.099mg 0.036mg Maple sugar
Manganese 4.422mg 0.08mg Maple sugar
Selenium 0.8µg 0.8µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.5mg Honey
Vitamin B1 0.009mg 0mg Maple sugar
Vitamin B2 0.013mg 0.038mg Honey
Vitamin B3 0.04mg 0.121mg Honey
Vitamin B5 0.048mg 0.068mg Honey
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.024mg Honey
Folate 0µg 2µg Honey
Choline 2.1mg 2.2mg Honey
Tryptophan 0.004mg Honey
Threonine 0.004mg Honey
Isoleucine 0.008mg Honey
Leucine 0.01mg Honey
Lysine 0.008mg Honey
Methionine 0.001mg Honey
Phenylalanine 0.011mg Honey
Valine 0.009mg Honey
Histidine 0.001mg Honey
Saturated Fat 0.036g 0g Honey
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 0g Maple sugar
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1g 0g Maple sugar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Maple sugar Honey
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
1%
Maple sugar
2%
Honey
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
91%
Maple sugar
6%
Honey

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Honey
Honey is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.75g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Honey
Honey contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Honey
Honey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Honey
Honey is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Honey
Honey is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Honey
Honey is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Maple sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169658/nutrients
  2. Honey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169640/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.