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Molasses vs. Fruit preserves — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Molasses and Fruit preserves

  • Molasses have more Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Copper, Potassium, Selenium, Calcium, and Vitamin B5, while Fruit preserves have more Vitamin C.
  • Molasses' daily need coverage for Manganese is 65% higher.
  • Fruit preserves contain 61 times less Magnesium than Molasses. Molasses contain 242mg of Magnesium, while Fruit preserves contain 4mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Molasses and Jams and preserves.

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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 +925%
Contains more Iron +863.3%
Contains more Magnesium +5950%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.2%
Contains more Potassium +1801.3%
Contains more Zinc +383.3%
Contains more Copper +387%
Contains more Manganese +3725%
Contains more Selenium +790%
Contains less Sodium -13.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 62% 177% 173% 14% 130% 5% 8% 163% 200% 98%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 19% 3% 9% 7% 5% 2% 34% 6% 11%
Contains more Calcium +925%
Contains more Iron +863.3%
Contains more Magnesium +5950%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.2%
Contains more Potassium +1801.3%
Contains more Zinc +383.3%
Contains more Copper +387%
Contains more Manganese +3725%
Contains more Selenium +790%
Contains less Sodium -13.5%

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 B1 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3920%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3250%
Contains more Choline +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3700%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 11% 1% 18% 49% 155% 0% 0% 8% 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% 3% 0% 30% 4% 18% 1% 2% 5% 9% 0% 6% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3920%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3250%
Contains more Choline +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3700%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +42.9%
Contains more Other +1334.8%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +39.3%
Equal in Carbs - 68.86
75% 22% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 74.73 g
Water: 21.87 g
Other: 3.3 g
69% 30%
Protein: 0.37 g
Fats: 0.07 g
Carbs: 68.86 g
Water: 30.47 g
Other: 0.23 g
Contains more Fats +42.9%
Contains more Other +1334.8%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +39.3%
Equal in Carbs - 68.86

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -44.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +18.8%
18% 32% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
21% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.038 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -44.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +18.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Molasses Fruit preserves
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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Molasses Fruit preserves Opinion
Net carbs 74.73g 67.76g Molasses
Protein 0g 0.37g Fruit preserves
Fats 0.1g 0.07g Molasses
Carbs 74.73g 68.86g Molasses
Calories 290kcal 278kcal Molasses
Fructose 12.79g Molasses
Sugar 74.72g 48.5g Fruit preserves
Fiber 0g 1.1g Fruit preserves
Calcium 205mg 20mg Molasses
Iron 4.72mg 0.49mg Molasses
Magnesium 242mg 4mg Molasses
Phosphorus 31mg 19mg Molasses
Potassium 1464mg 77mg Molasses
Sodium 37mg 32mg Fruit preserves
Zinc 0.29mg 0.06mg Molasses
Copper 0.487mg 0.1mg Molasses
Manganese 1.53mg 0.04mg Molasses
Selenium 17.8µg 2µg Molasses
Vitamin E 0mg 0.12mg Fruit preserves
Vitamin C 0mg 8.8mg Fruit preserves
Vitamin B1 0.041mg 0.016mg Molasses
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0.076mg Fruit preserves
Vitamin B3 0.93mg 0.036mg Molasses
Vitamin B5 0.804mg 0.02mg Molasses
Vitamin B6 0.67mg 0.02mg Molasses
Folate 0µg 11µg Fruit preserves
Choline 13.3mg 10.2mg Molasses
Tryptophan 0.008mg Fruit preserves
Threonine 0.023mg Fruit preserves
Isoleucine 0.017mg Fruit preserves
Leucine 0.037mg Fruit preserves
Lysine 0.03mg Fruit preserves
Methionine 0.001mg Fruit preserves
Phenylalanine 0.021mg Fruit preserves
Valine 0.021mg Fruit preserves
Histidine 0.014mg Fruit preserves
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.01g Fruit preserves
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.038g Fruit preserves
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0g Molasses

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Molasses Fruit preserves
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
18%
Molasses
6%
Fruit preserves
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
103%
Molasses
10%
Fruit preserves

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Molasses
Molasses is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fruit preserves
Fruit preserves is lower in Sugar (difference - 26.22g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fruit preserves
Fruit preserves contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit preserves
Fruit preserves is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fruit preserves
Fruit preserves is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit preserves
Fruit preserves 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. Molasses - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168820/nutrients
  2. Fruit preserves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169641/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.