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Sugar vs Maple syrup - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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
Sugar
1
:
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Iron +120%
Contains more Calcium +10100%
Contains more Potassium +10500%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +157.1%
Contains more Zinc +14600%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Iron +120%
Contains more Calcium +10100%
Contains more Potassium +10500%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +157.1%
Contains more Zinc +14600%
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
0
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6584.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6584.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
0
Sugar
18
Maple syrup
Mineral Summary Score
0
Sugar
13
Maple syrup

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 the food
Protein
0%
Sugar
0%
Maple syrup
Carbohydrates
100%
Sugar
67%
Maple syrup
Fats
0%
Sugar
0%
Maple syrup

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Sugar Maple syrup
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 - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar
Sugar is cheaper (difference - $3.9)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Maple syrup
Maple syrup contains less Sugars (difference - 39.34g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maple syrup
Maple syrup is lower in glycemic index (difference - 49)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Maple syrup
Maple syrup is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maple syrup
Maple syrup is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Sugar Maple syrup Opinion
Calories 387 260 Sugar
Protein 0 0.04 Maple syrup
Fats 0 0.06 Maple syrup
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 99.98 67.04 Sugar
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.05 0.11 Maple syrup
Calcium 1 102 Maple syrup
Potassium 2 212 Maple syrup
Magnesium 0 21 Maple syrup
Sugars 99.8 60.46 Sugar
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.007 0.018 Maple syrup
Zinc 0.01 1.47 Maple syrup
Starch
Phosphorus 0 2 Maple syrup
Sodium 1 12 Sugar
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0 0.066 Maple syrup
Vitamin B2 0.019 1.27 Maple syrup
Vitamin B3 0 0.081 Maple syrup
Vitamin B5 0 0.036 Maple syrup
Vitamin B6 0 0.002 Maple syrup
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate, total 0 0
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0 0.007 Sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0.011 Maple syrup
Polyunsaturated fat 0 0.017 Maple syrup
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 0 0.52 Maple syrup

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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 syrup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169661/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.