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Maple sugar vs. Agave nectar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Maple sugar and Agave nectar

  • Maple sugar has more Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Copper, and Calcium, however, Agave nectar is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Maple sugar's daily need coverage for Manganese is 192% more.
  • Maple sugar contains 606 times more Zinc than Agave nectar. Maple sugar contains 6.06mg of Zinc, while Agave nectar contains 0.01mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Sugars, maple and Sweetener, syrup, agave.

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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 +8900%
Contains more Iron +1688.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1800%
Contains more Phosphorus +200%
Contains more Potassium +6750%
Contains more Zinc +60500%
Contains more Copper +1000%
Contains more Manganese +88340%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Selenium +112.5%
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 0.3% 3.4% 0.71% 0.43% 0.35% 0.52% 0.27% 3% 0.65% 9.3%
Contains more Calcium +8900%
Contains more Iron +1688.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1800%
Contains more Phosphorus +200%
Contains more Potassium +6750%
Contains more Zinc +60500%
Contains more Copper +1000%
Contains more Manganese +88340%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Selenium +112.5%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1255.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1169.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1622.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7700%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 9.4% 20% 0% 57% 31% 38% 13% 0% 54% 23% 0% 7.3% 56%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1255.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1169.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1622.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7700%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +11.1%
Contains more Carbs +19%
Contains more Other +433.3%
Contains more Fats +125%
Contains more Water +186.8%
Equal in Protein - 0.09
91% 8%
Protein: 0.1 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 90.9 g
Water: 8 g
Other: 0.8 g
76% 23%
Protein: 0.09 g
Fats: 0.45 g
Carbs: 76.37 g
Water: 22.94 g
Other: 0.15 g
Contains more Protein +11.1%
Contains more Carbs +19%
Contains more Other +433.3%
Contains more Fats +125%
Contains more Water +186.8%
Equal in Protein - 0.09

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 Agave nectar
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 Agave nectar Opinion
Net carbs 90.9g 76.17g Maple sugar
Protein 0.1g 0.09g Maple sugar
Fats 0.2g 0.45g Agave nectar
Carbs 90.9g 76.37g Maple sugar
Calories 354kcal 310kcal Maple sugar
Fructose 55.6g Agave nectar
Sugar 84.87g 68.03g Agave nectar
Fiber 0g 0.2g Agave nectar
Calcium 90mg 1mg Maple sugar
Iron 1.61mg 0.09mg Maple sugar
Magnesium 19mg 1mg Maple sugar
Phosphorus 3mg 1mg Maple sugar
Potassium 274mg 4mg Maple sugar
Sodium 11mg 4mg Agave nectar
Zinc 6.06mg 0.01mg Maple sugar
Copper 0.099mg 0.009mg Maple sugar
Manganese 4.422mg 0.005mg Maple sugar
Selenium 0.8µg 1.7µg Agave nectar
Vitamin A 0IU 156IU Agave nectar
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 8µg Agave nectar
Vitamin E 0mg 0.98mg Agave nectar
Vitamin C 0mg 17mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B1 0.009mg 0.122mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B2 0.013mg 0.165mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B3 0.04mg 0.689mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B5 0.048mg Maple sugar
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.234mg Agave nectar
Folate 0µg 30µg Agave nectar
Choline 2.1mg 13.3mg Agave nectar
Vitamin K 0µg 22.5µg Agave nectar
Saturated Fat 0.036g 0g Agave nectar
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 Agave nectar
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
24%
Agave nectar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
91%
Maple sugar
2%
Agave nectar

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in Sugar (difference - 16.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar 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. Agave nectar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170277/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.