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Sugar vs. White chocolate — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Sugar and White chocolate

  • Sugar has less Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Vitamin K, and Selenium.
  • White chocolate's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 97% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Sugars, granulated and Candies, white chocolate.

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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 -98.9%
Contains more Calcium +19800%
Contains more Iron +380%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +14200%
Contains more Zinc +7300%
Contains more Copper +757.1%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +650%
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 60% 9% 9% 76% 26% 12% 21% 20% 2% 25%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Calcium +19800%
Contains more Iron +380%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +14200%
Contains more Zinc +7300%
Contains more Copper +757.1%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +650%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1384.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 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 2% 20% 0% 2% 16% 66% 14% 37% 13% 6% 70% 17% 23%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1384.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +68.8%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +6400%
Contains more Other +∞%
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 99.98 g
Water: 0.02 g
Other: 0 g
6% 32% 59%
Protein: 5.87 g
Fats: 32.09 g
Carbs: 59.24 g
Water: 1.3 g
Other: 1.5 g
Contains more Carbs +68.8%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +6400%
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 White chocolate
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sugar White chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 99.98g 59.04g Sugar
Protein 0g 5.87g White chocolate
Fats 0g 32.09g White chocolate
Carbs 99.98g 59.24g Sugar
Calories 387kcal 539kcal White chocolate
Sugar 99.8g 59g White chocolate
Fiber 0g 0.2g White chocolate
Calcium 1mg 199mg White chocolate
Iron 0.05mg 0.24mg White chocolate
Magnesium 0mg 12mg White chocolate
Phosphorus 0mg 176mg White chocolate
Potassium 2mg 286mg White chocolate
Sodium 1mg 90mg Sugar
Zinc 0.01mg 0.74mg White chocolate
Copper 0.007mg 0.06mg White chocolate
Manganese 0.004mg 0.008mg White chocolate
Selenium 0.6µg 4.5µg White chocolate
Vitamin A 0IU 30IU White chocolate
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 9µg White chocolate
Vitamin E 0mg 0.96mg White chocolate
Vitamin C 0mg 0.5mg White chocolate
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.063mg White chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.282mg White chocolate
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.745mg White chocolate
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.608mg White chocolate
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.056mg White chocolate
Folate 0µg 7µg White chocolate
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.56µg White chocolate
Choline 0mg 29.5mg White chocolate
Vitamin K 0µg 9.1µg White chocolate
Cholesterol 0mg 21mg Sugar
Saturated Fat 0g 19.412g Sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 9.097g White chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 1.013g White chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sugar White chocolate
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
22%
White chocolate
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Sugar
26%
White chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
White chocolate
White chocolate is lower in Sugar (difference - 40.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
White chocolate
White chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is richer in minerals?
White chocolate
White chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
White chocolate
White chocolate is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sugar
Sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 89mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 19.412g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar
Sugar is cheaper (difference - $2.4)

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. White chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167571/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.