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Sugar vs. Chewing gum — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sugar and Chewing gum different?

  • Chewing gum is higher than Sugar in Fiber.
  • Sugar contains 2 times more Sugar than Chewing gum. Sugar contains 99.8g of Sugar, while Chewing gum contains 66.08g.

Sugars, granulated and Chewing gum 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 +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Equal in Potassium - 2
Equal in Sodium - 1
Equal in Selenium - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Equal in Potassium - 2
Equal in Sodium - 1
Equal in Selenium - 0.6

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.
Sugar
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
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% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +12900%
Contains more Other +∞%
Equal in Carbs - 96.7
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 99.98 g
Water: 0.02 g
Other: 0 g
97% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 96.7 g
Water: 2.6 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +12900%
Contains more Other +∞%
Equal in Carbs - 96.7

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sugar Chewing gum Opinion
Net carbs 99.98g 94.3g Sugar
Fats 0g 0.3g Chewing gum
Carbs 99.98g 96.7g Sugar
Calories 387kcal 360kcal Sugar
Sugar 99.8g 66.08g Chewing gum
Fiber 0g 2.4g Chewing gum
Calcium 1mg 0mg Sugar
Iron 0.05mg 0mg Sugar
Potassium 2mg 2mg
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.01mg 0mg Sugar
Copper 0.007mg 0mg Sugar
Manganese 0.004mg 0mg Sugar
Selenium 0.6µg 0.6µg
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0mg Sugar
Saturated Fat 0g 0.042g Sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.079g Chewing gum
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.137g Chewing gum

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Sugar Chewing gum
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
0%
Sugar
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Chewing gum
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Sugar
0%
Chewing gum

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar
Sugar is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sugar
Sugar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is lower in Sugar (difference - 33.72g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chewing gum
Chewing gum is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
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. Sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169655/nutrients
  2. Chewing gum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168771/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.