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Sugar vs Maple sugar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Sugar and Maple sugar

  • Sugar has less Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Calcium, and Potassium.
  • Maple sugar covers your daily Manganese needs 192% more than Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Sugars, granulated and Sugars, maple.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Iron +3120%
Contains more Calcium +8900%
Contains more Potassium +13600%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +1314.3%
Contains more Zinc +60500%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2% 1% 1% 0% 3% 1% 0% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 61% 27% 25% 14% 33% 166% 2% 2%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Iron +3120%
Contains more Calcium +8900%
Contains more Potassium +13600%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +1314.3%
Contains more Zinc +60500%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Sugar
1
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 3% 1% 3% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
0
Sugar
1
Maple sugar
Mineral Summary Score
1
Sugar
41
Maple sugar

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
0%
Sugar
1%
Maple sugar
Carbohydrates
100%
Sugar
91%
Maple sugar
Fats
0%
Sugar
1%
Maple sugar

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Sugar Maple sugar
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Sugar Maple sugar
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sugar
Sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar
Sugar is cheaper (difference - $3.9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.93g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Maple sugar
Maple sugar 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sugar Maple sugar Opinion
Calories 387 354 Sugar
Protein 0 0.1 Maple sugar
Fats 0 0.2 Maple sugar
Vitamin C 0 0
Net carbs 99.9800033569336 90.9000015258789 Sugar
Carbs 99.98 90.9 Sugar
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.05 1.61 Maple sugar
Calcium 1 90 Maple sugar
Potassium 2 274 Maple sugar
Magnesium 0 19 Maple sugar
Sugar 99.8 84.87 Maple sugar
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.007 0.099 Maple sugar
Zinc 0.01 6.06 Maple sugar
Starch
Phosphorus 0 3 Maple sugar
Sodium 1 11 Sugar
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0 0.009 Maple sugar
Vitamin B2 0.019 0.013 Sugar
Vitamin B3 0 0.04 Maple sugar
Vitamin B5 0 0.048 Maple sugar
Vitamin B6 0 0.003 Maple sugar
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0 0.036 Sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0.064 Maple sugar
Polyunsaturated fat 0 0.1 Maple sugar
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 0 Sugar

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169655/nutrients
  2. Maple sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169658/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.