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Sorghum syrup vs. Molasses — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sorghum syrup and Molasses different?

  • Sorghum syrup is higher in Vitamin B2, however, Molasses are richer in Copper, Magnesium, Selenium, Potassium, Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Molasses is 40% higher.
  • Sorghum syrup contains 78 times more Vitamin B2 than Molasses. While Sorghum syrup contains 0.155mg of Vitamin B2, Molasses contain only 0.002mg.

Syrups, sorghum and Molasses 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 Phosphorus +80.6%
Contains less Sodium -78.4%
Contains more Zinc +41.4%
Contains more Calcium +36.7%
Contains more Iron +24.2%
Contains more Magnesium +142%
Contains more Potassium +46.4%
Contains more Copper +274.6%
Contains more Selenium +947.1%
Equal in Manganese - 1.53
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 143% 71% 24% 88% 1% 11% 43% 200% 9.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 62% 177% 173% 13% 129% 4.8% 7.9% 162% 200% 97%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.6%
Contains less Sodium -78.4%
Contains more Zinc +41.4%
Contains more Calcium +36.7%
Contains more Iron +24.2%
Contains more Magnesium +142%
Contains more Potassium +46.4%
Contains more Copper +274.6%
Contains more Selenium +947.1%
Equal in Manganese - 1.53

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 +143.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +830%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.804
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.67
Equal in Choline - 13.3
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% 1.9% 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 0% 0% 0% 0% 10% 0.46% 17% 48% 155% 0% 0% 7.3% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +830%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.804
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.67
Equal in Choline - 13.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +37.5%
Equal in Carbs - 74.73
Equal in Water - 21.87
75% 23% 2%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 74.9 g
Water: 22.7 g
Other: 2.4 g
75% 22% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 74.73 g
Water: 21.87 g
Other: 3.3 g
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +37.5%
Equal in Carbs - 74.73
Equal in Water - 21.87

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 Molasses
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sorghum syrup Molasses Opinion
Net carbs 74.9g 74.73g Sorghum syrup
Fats 0g 0.1g Molasses
Carbs 74.9g 74.73g Sorghum syrup
Calories 290kcal 290kcal
Fructose 12.79g Molasses
Sugar 74.9g 74.72g Molasses
Calcium 150mg 205mg Molasses
Iron 3.8mg 4.72mg Molasses
Magnesium 100mg 242mg Molasses
Phosphorus 56mg 31mg Sorghum syrup
Potassium 1000mg 1464mg Molasses
Sodium 8mg 37mg Sorghum syrup
Zinc 0.41mg 0.29mg Sorghum syrup
Copper 0.13mg 0.487mg Molasses
Manganese 1.53mg 1.53mg
Selenium 1.7µg 17.8µg Molasses
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.041mg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B2 0.155mg 0.002mg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.93mg Molasses
Vitamin B5 0.804mg 0.804mg
Vitamin B6 0.67mg 0.67mg
Choline 13.3mg 13.3mg
Saturated Fat 0g 0.018g Sorghum syrup
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.032g Molasses
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.05g Molasses

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sorghum syrup Molasses
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
18%
Molasses
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Sorghum syrup
103%
Molasses

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Molasses
Molasses is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.18000000000001g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Molasses
Molasses 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 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. Molasses - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168820/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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