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Sugar vs. Tootsie roll — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sugar and Tootsie roll different?

  • Tootsie roll has more Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin K, Vitamin B5, and Magnesium than Sugar.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Tootsie roll is 14% higher.

Sugars, granulated and Candies, TOOTSIE ROLL, chocolate-flavor roll are the varieties 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 -97.7%
Contains more Calcium +3500%
Contains more Iron +1500%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +5700%
Contains more Zinc +3900%
Contains more Copper +1757.1%
Contains more Manganese +1075%
Contains more Selenium +266.7%
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 11% 30% 16% 25% 11% 6% 11% 44% 7% 12%
Contains less Sodium -97.7%
Contains more Calcium +3500%
Contains more Iron +1500%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +5700%
Contains more Zinc +3900%
Contains more Copper +1757.1%
Contains more Manganese +1075%
Contains more Selenium +266.7%

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
2
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Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 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% 14% 0% 0% 14% 17% 4% 18% 3% 7% 0% 0% 24%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +14%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +33350%
Contains more Other +∞%
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 99.98 g
Water: 0.02 g
Other: 0 g
3% 88% 7%
Protein: 1.59 g
Fats: 3.31 g
Carbs: 87.73 g
Water: 6.69 g
Other: 0.68 g
Contains more Carbs +14%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +33350%
Contains more Other +∞%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +153.6%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
100%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 99.8 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
21% 55% 11% 3% 9%
Starch: 15.3 g
Sucrose: 39.35 g
Glucose: 7.85 g
Fructose: 0.4 g
Lactose: 2.18 g
Maltose: 6.54 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +153.6%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sugar Tootsie roll Opinion
Net carbs 99.98g 87.63g Sugar
Protein 0g 1.59g Tootsie roll
Fats 0g 3.31g Tootsie roll
Carbs 99.98g 87.73g Sugar
Calories 387kcal 387kcal
Starch 15.3g Tootsie roll
Fructose 0g 0.4g Tootsie roll
Sugar 99.8g 56.32g Tootsie roll
Fiber 0g 0.1g Tootsie roll
Calcium 1mg 36mg Tootsie roll
Iron 0.05mg 0.8mg Tootsie roll
Magnesium 0mg 22mg Tootsie roll
Phosphorus 0mg 57mg Tootsie roll
Potassium 2mg 116mg Tootsie roll
Sodium 1mg 44mg Sugar
Zinc 0.01mg 0.4mg Tootsie roll
Copper 0.007mg 0.13mg Tootsie roll
Manganese 0.004mg 0.047mg Tootsie roll
Selenium 0.6µg 2.2µg Tootsie roll
Vitamin E 0mg 0.65mg Tootsie roll
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.056mg Tootsie roll
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.07mg Tootsie roll
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.21mg Tootsie roll
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.29mg Tootsie roll
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.01mg Tootsie roll
Folate 0µg 9µg Tootsie roll
Vitamin K 0µg 9.6µg Tootsie roll
Tryptophan 0.19mg Tootsie roll
Threonine 0.04mg Tootsie roll
Isoleucine 0.06mg Tootsie roll
Leucine 0.11mg Tootsie roll
Lysine 0.09mg Tootsie roll
Methionine 0.01mg Tootsie roll
Phenylalanine 0.05mg Tootsie roll
Valine 0.08mg Tootsie roll
Histidine 0.03mg Tootsie roll
Cholesterol 0mg 2mg Sugar
Saturated Fat 0g 0.967g Sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 1.929g Tootsie roll
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.266g Tootsie roll
Omega-3 - ALA 0.016g Tootsie roll

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Sugar Tootsie roll
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
8%
Tootsie roll
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Sugar
17%
Tootsie roll

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tootsie roll
Tootsie roll is lower in Sugar (difference - 43.48g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tootsie roll
Tootsie roll is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food is cheaper?
Tootsie roll
Tootsie roll is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tootsie roll
Tootsie roll is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tootsie roll
Tootsie roll is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sugar
Sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.967g)

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. Tootsie roll - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167971/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.