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Molasses vs. Tapioca — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Molasses and Tapioca

  • Molasses have more Manganese, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Selenium, and Vitamin B5, however, Tapioca is higher in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12.
  • Molasses covers your daily need of Manganese 66% more than Tapioca.
  • Molasses have 79 times more Iron than Tapioca. While Molasses have 4.72mg of Iron, Tapioca has only 0.06mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Molasses and Puddings, tapioca, dry mix, prepared with 2% milk.

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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 +95.2%
Contains more Iron +7766.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1916.7%
Contains more Potassium +1000.8%
Contains less Sodium -69.4%
Contains more Copper +3958.3%
Contains more Manganese +21757.1%
Contains more Selenium +790%
Contains more Phosphorus +164.5%
Contains more Zinc +20.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 62% 177% 173% 13% 129% 4.8% 7.9% 162% 200% 97%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 2.3% 8.6% 35% 12% 16% 9.5% 4% 0.91% 11%
Contains more Calcium +95.2%
Contains more Iron +7766.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1916.7%
Contains more Potassium +1000.8%
Contains less Sodium -69.4%
Contains more Copper +3958.3%
Contains more Manganese +21757.1%
Contains more Selenium +790%
Contains more Phosphorus +164.5%
Contains more Zinc +20.7%

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 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1930.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7050%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 10% 0.46% 17% 48% 155% 0% 0% 7.3% 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 9.6% 0% 27% 2.3% 7.5% 33% 1.4% 17% 7.6% 3% 31% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1930.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7050%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +282.1%
Contains more Other +275%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +1570%
Contains more Water +243%
75% 22% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 74.73 g
Water: 21.87 g
Other: 3.3 g
3% 2% 20% 75%
Protein: 2.88 g
Fats: 1.67 g
Carbs: 19.56 g
Water: 75.01 g
Other: 0.88 g
Contains more Carbs +282.1%
Contains more Other +275%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +1570%
Contains more Water +243%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1312.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +22%
18% 32% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
66% 30% 4%
Saturated Fat: 0.991 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.452 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.061 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1312.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +22%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Molasses Tapioca Opinion
Net carbs 74.73g 19.56g Molasses
Protein 0g 2.88g Tapioca
Fats 0.1g 1.67g Tapioca
Carbs 74.73g 19.56g Molasses
Calories 290kcal 105kcal Molasses
Fructose 12.79g Molasses
Sugar 74.72g Tapioca
Calcium 205mg 105mg Molasses
Iron 4.72mg 0.06mg Molasses
Magnesium 242mg 12mg Molasses
Phosphorus 31mg 82mg Tapioca
Potassium 1464mg 133mg Molasses
Sodium 37mg 121mg Molasses
Zinc 0.29mg 0.35mg Tapioca
Copper 0.487mg 0.012mg Molasses
Manganese 1.53mg 0.007mg Molasses
Selenium 17.8µg 2µg Molasses
Vitamin A 0IU 160IU Tapioca
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 47µg Tapioca
Vitamin D 0IU 34IU Tapioca
Vitamin D 0µg 0.9µg Tapioca
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Tapioca
Vitamin B1 0.041mg 0.03mg Molasses
Vitamin B2 0.002mg 0.143mg Tapioca
Vitamin B3 0.93mg 0.075mg Molasses
Vitamin B5 0.804mg 0.277mg Molasses
Vitamin B6 0.67mg 0.033mg Molasses
Folate 0µg 4µg Tapioca
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.25µg Tapioca
Choline 13.3mg Molasses
Tryptophan 0.041mg Tapioca
Threonine 0.13mg Tapioca
Isoleucine 0.173mg Tapioca
Leucine 0.282mg Tapioca
Lysine 0.228mg Tapioca
Methionine 0.073mg Tapioca
Phenylalanine 0.139mg Tapioca
Valine 0.192mg Tapioca
Histidine 0.078mg Tapioca
Cholesterol 0mg 6mg Molasses
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.991g Molasses
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.452g Tapioca
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.061g Tapioca

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Molasses Tapioca
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
11%
Tapioca
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
103%
Molasses
13%
Tapioca

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tapioca
Tapioca is lower in Sugar (difference - 74.72g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tapioca
Tapioca is lower in glycemic index (difference - 78)
Which food is cheaper?
Tapioca
Tapioca is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Molasses
Molasses contains less Sodium (difference - 84mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Molasses
Molasses is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Molasses
Molasses is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.973g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Molasses
Molasses is relatively richer in minerals
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. Tapioca - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169612/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.