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Sorghum syrup vs. Maple syrup — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sorghum syrup and Maple syrup different?

  • Sorghum syrup is richer in Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Copper, and Phosphorus, while Maple syrup is higher in Vitamin B2, Manganese, and Zinc.
  • Maple syrup covers your daily need of Vitamin B2 86% more than Sorghum syrup.
  • Sorghum syrup contains 335 times more Vitamin B6 than Maple syrup. Sorghum syrup contains 0.67mg of Vitamin B6, while Maple syrup contains 0.002mg.

Syrups, sorghum and Syrups, maple types were 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 +47.1%
Contains more Iron +3354.5%
Contains more Magnesium +376.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +2700%
Contains more Potassium +371.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +622.2%
Contains more Selenium +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +258.5%
Contains more Manganese +90.1%
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 31% 4.1% 15% 0.86% 19% 1.6% 40% 6% 379% 3.3%
Contains more Calcium +47.1%
Contains more Iron +3354.5%
Contains more Magnesium +376.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +2700%
Contains more Potassium +371.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +622.2%
Contains more Selenium +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +258.5%
Contains more Manganese +90.1%

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33400%
Contains more Choline +731.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +719.4%
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% 17% 293% 1.5% 2.2% 0.46% 0% 0% 0.87% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33400%
Contains more Choline +731.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +719.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +11.7%
Contains more Other +410.6%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +42.7%
75% 23% 2%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 74.9 g
Water: 22.7 g
Other: 2.4 g
67% 32%
Protein: 0.04 g
Fats: 0.06 g
Carbs: 67.04 g
Water: 32.39 g
Other: 0.47 g
Contains more Carbs +11.7%
Contains more Other +410.6%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +42.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sorghum syrup Maple syrup Opinion
Net carbs 74.9g 67.04g Sorghum syrup
Protein 0g 0.04g Maple syrup
Fats 0g 0.06g Maple syrup
Carbs 74.9g 67.04g Sorghum syrup
Calories 290kcal 260kcal Sorghum syrup
Fructose 0.52g Maple syrup
Sugar 74.9g 60.46g Maple syrup
Calcium 150mg 102mg Sorghum syrup
Iron 3.8mg 0.11mg Sorghum syrup
Magnesium 100mg 21mg Sorghum syrup
Phosphorus 56mg 2mg Sorghum syrup
Potassium 1000mg 212mg Sorghum syrup
Sodium 8mg 12mg Sorghum syrup
Zinc 0.41mg 1.47mg Maple syrup
Copper 0.13mg 0.018mg Sorghum syrup
Manganese 1.53mg 2.908mg Maple syrup
Selenium 1.7µg 0.6µg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.066mg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B2 0.155mg 1.27mg Maple syrup
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.081mg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B5 0.804mg 0.036mg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B6 0.67mg 0.002mg Sorghum syrup
Choline 13.3mg 1.6mg Sorghum syrup
Saturated Fat 0g 0.007g Sorghum syrup
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.011g Maple syrup
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.017g Maple syrup

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sorghum syrup Maple syrup
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
21%
Sorghum syrup
24%
Maple syrup
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Sorghum syrup
50%
Maple syrup

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Maple syrup
Maple syrup is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.44g)
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. Sorghum syrup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169662/nutrients
  2. Maple syrup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169661/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.