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Molasses vs. Pectin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Molasses and Pectin

  • Molasses have more Manganese, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Selenium, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Copper, however, Pectin have more Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Molasses is 63% higher.

Food types used in this article are Molasses and Pectin, unsweetened, dry mix.

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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 +2828.6%
Contains more Iron +74.2%
Contains more Magnesium +24100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1450%
Contains more Potassium +20814.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Contains more Copper +16%
Contains more Manganese +2085.7%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Zinc +62.1%
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 3% 102% 1% 1% 1% 27% 13% 140% 10% 0%
Contains more Calcium +2828.6%
Contains more Iron +74.2%
Contains more Magnesium +24100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1450%
Contains more Potassium +20814.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Contains more Copper +16%
Contains more Manganese +2085.7%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Zinc +62.1%

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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Pectin
Contains more Vitamin B1 +412.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +630.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6600%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2900%
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 1% 0% 0% 0% 2% 14% 1% 7% 3% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +412.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +630.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6600%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2900%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +151.4%
Contains more Other +1000%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +21%
75% 22% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 74.73 g
Water: 21.87 g
Other: 3.3 g
90% 9%
Protein: 0.3 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 90.4 g
Water: 8.7 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Water +151.4%
Contains more Other +1000%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +21%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -64%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +220%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +80%
18% 32% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
33% 7% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -64%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +220%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +80%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Molasses Pectin Opinion
Net carbs 74.73g 81.8g Pectin
Protein 0g 0.3g Pectin
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Pectin
Carbs 74.73g 90.4g Pectin
Calories 290kcal 325kcal Pectin
Fructose 12.79g Molasses
Sugar 74.72g Pectin
Fiber 0g 8.6g Pectin
Calcium 205mg 7mg Molasses
Iron 4.72mg 2.71mg Molasses
Magnesium 242mg 1mg Molasses
Phosphorus 31mg 2mg Molasses
Potassium 1464mg 7mg Molasses
Sodium 37mg 200mg Molasses
Zinc 0.29mg 0.47mg Pectin
Copper 0.487mg 0.42mg Molasses
Manganese 1.53mg 0.07mg Molasses
Selenium 17.8µg 0µg Molasses
Vitamin A 0IU 3IU Pectin
Vitamin B1 0.041mg 0.008mg Molasses
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0.06mg Pectin
Vitamin B3 0.93mg 0.005mg Molasses
Vitamin B5 0.804mg 0.11mg Molasses
Vitamin B6 0.67mg 0.01mg Molasses
Folate 0µg 1µg Pectin
Choline 13.3mg Molasses
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.05g Molasses
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.01g Molasses
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.09g Pectin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Molasses Pectin
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
2%
Pectin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
103%
Molasses
29%
Pectin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pectin
Pectin is lower in Sugar (difference - 74.72g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pectin
Pectin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Pectin
Pectin is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Molasses
Molasses contains less Sodium (difference - 163mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Molasses
Molasses is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Molasses
Molasses is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Molasses
Molasses 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. Molasses - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168820/nutrients
  2. Pectin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168821/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.