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Sugar vs. Fruit leather — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sugar and Fruit leather different?

  • Fruit leather is higher than Sugar in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin K, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2.
  • Fruit leather covers your daily need of Vitamin C 62% more than Sugar.
  • Sugar is lower in Sodium.

Sugars, granulated and Snacks, fruit leather, pieces 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 less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Iron +1400%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +8100%
Contains more Zinc +1800%
Contains more Copper +2342.9%
Contains more Manganese +4500%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0.3% 1.9% 0% 0% 0.18% 0.13% 0.27% 2.3% 0.52% 3.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5.4% 28% 10% 10% 14% 53% 5.2% 57% 24% 15%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Iron +1400%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +8100%
Contains more Zinc +1800%
Contains more Copper +2342.9%
Contains more Manganese +4500%
Contains more Selenium +350%

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
0
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +426.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 4.4% 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 3.5% 11% 0% 187% 11% 23% 1.9% 19% 69% 3% 0% 7% 46%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +426.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +20.7%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +61400%
Contains more Other +∞%
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 99.98 g
Water: 0.02 g
Other: 0 g
3% 83% 12%
Protein: 1 g
Fats: 2.68 g
Carbs: 82.82 g
Water: 12.3 g
Other: 1.2 g
Contains more Carbs +20.7%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +61400%
Contains more Other +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sugar Fruit leather Opinion
Net carbs 99.98g 82.82g Sugar
Protein 0g 1g Fruit leather
Fats 0g 2.68g Fruit leather
Carbs 99.98g 82.82g Sugar
Calories 387kcal 359kcal Sugar
Sugar 99.8g 57.58g Fruit leather
Calcium 1mg 18mg Fruit leather
Iron 0.05mg 0.75mg Fruit leather
Magnesium 0mg 14mg Fruit leather
Phosphorus 0mg 24mg Fruit leather
Potassium 2mg 164mg Fruit leather
Sodium 1mg 403mg Sugar
Zinc 0.01mg 0.19mg Fruit leather
Copper 0.007mg 0.171mg Fruit leather
Manganese 0.004mg 0.184mg Fruit leather
Selenium 0.6µg 2.7µg Fruit leather
Vitamin A 0IU 58IU Fruit leather
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 6µg Fruit leather
Vitamin E 0mg 0.56mg Fruit leather
Vitamin C 0mg 56mg Fruit leather
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.043mg Fruit leather
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.1mg Fruit leather
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.1mg Fruit leather
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.319mg Fruit leather
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.3mg Fruit leather
Folate 0µg 4µg Fruit leather
Choline 0mg 12.9mg Fruit leather
Vitamin K 0µg 18.2µg Fruit leather
Saturated Fat 0g 0.65g Sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 1.48g Fruit leather
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.55g Fruit leather

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Sugar Fruit leather
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
29%
Fruit leather
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Sugar
22%
Fruit leather

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sugar
Sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 402mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.65g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fruit leather
Fruit leather is lower in Sugar (difference - 42.22g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fruit leather
Fruit leather is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit leather
Fruit leather is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fruit leather
Fruit leather is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fruit leather
Fruit leather is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169655/nutrients
  2. Fruit leather - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167540/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.