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Sugar vs. Stevia — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Sugar and Stevia

    These are the specific foods used in this comparison Sugars, granulated and Sweetener, herbal extract powder from Stevia leaf.

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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.
    Sugar
    7
    :
    1
    Stevia
    Contains more Calcium +∞%
    Contains more Iron +∞%
    Contains more Potassium +∞%
    Contains more Zinc +∞%
    Contains more Copper +∞%
    Contains more Manganese +∞%
    Contains more Selenium +∞%
    Contains less Sodium -100%
    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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
    Contains more Calcium +∞%
    Contains more Iron +∞%
    Contains more Potassium +∞%
    Contains more Zinc +∞%
    Contains more Copper +∞%
    Contains more Manganese +∞%
    Contains more Selenium +∞%
    Contains less Sodium -100%

    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
    1
    :
    0
    Stevia
    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% 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 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
    Sugar
    1
    :
    1
    Stevia
    Contains more Water +∞%
    Equal in Carbs - 100
    100%
    Protein: 0 g
    Fats: 0 g
    Carbs: 99.98 g
    Water: 0.02 g
    Other: 0 g
    100%
    Protein: 0 g
    Fats: 0 g
    Carbs: 100 g
    Water: 0 g
    Other: 0 g
    Contains more Water +∞%
    Equal in Carbs - 100

    Comparison summary table

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

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Sugar Stevia Opinion
    Net carbs 99.98g 100g Stevia
    Carbs 99.98g 100g Stevia
    Calories 387kcal 0kcal Sugar
    Sugar 99.8g 0g Stevia
    Calcium 1mg 0mg Sugar
    Iron 0.05mg 0mg Sugar
    Potassium 2mg 0mg Sugar
    Sodium 1mg 0mg Stevia
    Zinc 0.01mg 0mg Sugar
    Copper 0.007mg 0mg Sugar
    Manganese 0.004mg 0mg Sugar
    Selenium 0.6µg 0µg Sugar
    Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0mg Sugar

    Which food is preferable for your diet?

    ok
    ok
    is better in case of low diet
    Sugar Stevia
    Low Fats diet Equal
    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
    0%
    Stevia
    Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
    1%
    Sugar
    0%
    Stevia

    Comparison summary

    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Sugar
    Sugar is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food is lower in Sugar?
    Stevia
    Stevia is lower in Sugar (difference - 99.8g)
    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Stevia
    Stevia contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Stevia
    Stevia is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
    Which food is cheaper?
    Stevia
    Stevia is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
    Which food contains less Cholesterol?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
    Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
    ?
    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. Stevia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170679/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.