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Sorghum syrup vs. Brown sugar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sorghum syrup and Brown sugar different?

  • Sorghum syrup has more Manganese, Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Copper, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus than Brown sugar.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Sorghum syrup is 64% higher.

Syrups, sorghum and Sugars, brown are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +80.7%
Contains more Iron +435.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1011.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +1300%
Contains more Potassium +651.9%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +1266.7%
Contains more Copper +176.6%
Contains more Manganese +2290.6%
Contains more Selenium +41.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 143% 72% 24% 89% 2% 12% 44% 200% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 25% 27% 7% 2% 12% 4% 1% 16% 9% 7%
Contains more Calcium +80.7%
Contains more Iron +435.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1011.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +1300%
Contains more Potassium +651.9%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +1266.7%
Contains more Copper +176.6%
Contains more Manganese +2290.6%
Contains more Selenium +41.7%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1534.1%
Contains more Choline +478.3%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.11
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% 25% 36% 2% 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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 8% 10% 1% 0% 2% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1534.1%
Contains more Choline +478.3%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.11

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +1594%
Contains more Other +433.3%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Carbs +31%
75% 23% 2%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 74.9 g
Water: 22.7 g
Other: 2.4 g
98%
Protein: 0.12 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 98.09 g
Water: 1.34 g
Other: 0.45 g
Contains more Water +1594%
Contains more Other +433.3%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Carbs +31%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sorghum syrup Brown sugar Opinion
Net carbs 74.9g 98.09g Brown sugar
Protein 0g 0.12g Brown sugar
Carbs 74.9g 98.09g Brown sugar
Calories 290kcal 380kcal Brown sugar
Fructose 1.11g Brown sugar
Sugar 74.9g 97.02g Sorghum syrup
Calcium 150mg 83mg Sorghum syrup
Iron 3.8mg 0.71mg Sorghum syrup
Magnesium 100mg 9mg Sorghum syrup
Phosphorus 56mg 4mg Sorghum syrup
Potassium 1000mg 133mg Sorghum syrup
Sodium 8mg 28mg Sorghum syrup
Zinc 0.41mg 0.03mg Sorghum syrup
Copper 0.13mg 0.047mg Sorghum syrup
Manganese 1.53mg 0.064mg Sorghum syrup
Selenium 1.7µg 1.2µg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0mg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B2 0.155mg 0mg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.11mg Brown sugar
Vitamin B5 0.804mg 0.132mg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B6 0.67mg 0.041mg Sorghum syrup
Folate 0µg 1µg Brown sugar
Choline 13.3mg 2.3mg Sorghum syrup

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sorghum syrup Brown sugar
Low Fats diet Equal
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
21%
Sorghum syrup
2%
Brown sugar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Sorghum syrup
11%
Brown sugar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is lower in Sugar (difference - 22.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is lower in glycemic index (difference - 71)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Sorghum syrup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169662/nutrients
  2. Brown sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168833/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.