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Sesame vs Sugar substitute - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Sesame and Sugar substitute

  • Sugar substitute has less Copper, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6 and Fiber.
  • Sesame's daily need coverage for Copper is 453% more.
  • Sesame has 194 times more Zinc than Sugar substitute. Sesame has 7.75mg of Zinc, while Sugar substitute has 0.04mg.
  • Sesame is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried and Sweeteners, sugar substitute, granulated, brown.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Sesame
8
:
Contains more Iron +8993.8%
Contains more Calcium +10.9%
Contains more Potassium +1100%
Contains more Magnesium +5750%
Contains more Copper +58214.3%
Contains more Zinc +19275%
Contains more Phosphorus +7762.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Equal in Calcium - 879
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 264% 4% 5% 3% 2% 4% 75%
Contains more Iron +8993.8%
Contains more Calcium +10.9%
Contains more Potassium +1100%
Contains more Magnesium +5750%
Contains more Copper +58214.3%
Contains more Zinc +19275%
Contains more Phosphorus +7762.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Equal in Calcium - 879

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Sesame
11
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +5173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1546.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 4% 0% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +5173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1546.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
50
Sesame
1
Sugar substitute
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
45
Sugar substitute

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
106%
Sesame
12%
Sugar substitute
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
85%
Sugar substitute
Fats
229%
Sesame
0%
Sugar substitute

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Sesame Sugar substitute
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sesame Sugar substitute
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.957g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sugars (difference - 3.73g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 561mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Sesame Sugar substitute Opinion
Calories 573 347 Sesame
Protein 17.73 2.06 Sesame
Fats 49.67 0 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 Sesame
Carbs 23.45 84.77 Sugar substitute
Cholesterol 0 Sugar substitute
Vitamin D 0 Sesame
Iron 14.55 0.16 Sesame
Calcium 975 879 Sesame
Potassium 468 39 Sesame
Magnesium 351 6 Sesame
Sugars 0.3 4.03 Sesame
Fiber 11.8 0.6 Sesame
Copper 4.082 0.007 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 0.04 Sesame
Starch 3.52 Sugar substitute
Phosphorus 629 8 Sesame
Sodium 11 572 Sesame
Vitamin A 9 Sesame
Vitamin E 0.25 Sesame
Vitamin D 0 Sesame
Vitamin B1 0.791 0.015 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247 0.015 Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515 Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.08 Sugar substitute
Vitamin B6 0.79 0.015 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 Sesame
Vitamin K 0 Sesame
Folate 97 Sesame
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.957 Sugar substitute
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763 Sesame
Leucine 1.358 Sesame
Lysine 0.569 Sesame
Methionine 0.586 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 Sesame
Valine 0.99 Sesame
Histidine 0.522 Sesame
Fructose 0 Sugar substitute

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/nutrients
  2. Sugar substitute - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170675/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.