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Agave nectar vs. Milky way — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Agave nectar and Milky way?

  • Agave nectar is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Folate, yet Milky way is higher in Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B12.
  • Milky way's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 60% more.
  • Agave nectar has 24 times more Vitamin C than Milky way. While Agave nectar has 17mg of Vitamin C, Milky way has only 0.7mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Agave nectar is lower.

We used Sweetener, syrup, agave and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, MILKY WAY Bar types 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 -97.6%
Contains more Calcium +11400%
Contains more Iron +444.4%
Contains more Magnesium +1900%
Contains more Phosphorus +6600%
Contains more Potassium +3000%
Contains more Zinc +6800%
Contains more Copper +1533.3%
Contains more Manganese +2840%
Contains more Selenium +17.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 35% 19% 15% 29% 11% 22% 19% 49% 20% 11%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Calcium +11400%
Contains more Iron +444.4%
Contains more Magnesium +1900%
Contains more Phosphorus +6600%
Contains more Potassium +3000%
Contains more Zinc +6800%
Contains more Copper +1533.3%
Contains more Manganese +2840%
Contains more Selenium +17.6%

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.
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Contains more Vitamin A +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +2328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +347.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1571.4%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin K +525%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +24.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.89
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 20% 0% 57% 31% 39% 13% 0% 54% 23% 0% 8% 57%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 18% 12% 3% 12% 24% 3% 10% 4% 3% 23% 9% 10%
Contains more Vitamin A +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +2328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +347.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1571.4%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin K +525%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +24.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.89

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +264.1%
Contains more Protein +4355.6%
Contains more Fats +3728.9%
Contains more Other +760%
Equal in Carbs - 71.17
76% 23%
Protein: 0.09 g
Fats: 0.45 g
Carbs: 76.37 g
Water: 22.94 g
Other: 0.15 g
4% 17% 71% 6%
Protein: 4.01 g
Fats: 17.23 g
Carbs: 71.17 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 1.29 g
Contains more Water +264.1%
Contains more Protein +4355.6%
Contains more Fats +3728.9%
Contains more Other +760%
Equal in Carbs - 71.17

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Agave nectar Milky way Opinion
Net carbs 76.17g 70.17g Agave nectar
Protein 0.09g 4.01g Milky way
Fats 0.45g 17.23g Milky way
Carbs 76.37g 71.17g Agave nectar
Calories 310kcal 456kcal Milky way
Fructose 55.6g Agave nectar
Sugar 68.03g 59.69g Milky way
Fiber 0.2g 1g Milky way
Calcium 1mg 115mg Milky way
Iron 0.09mg 0.49mg Milky way
Magnesium 1mg 20mg Milky way
Phosphorus 1mg 67mg Milky way
Potassium 4mg 124mg Milky way
Sodium 4mg 167mg Agave nectar
Zinc 0.01mg 0.69mg Milky way
Copper 0.009mg 0.147mg Milky way
Manganese 0.005mg 0.147mg Milky way
Selenium 1.7µg 2µg Milky way
Vitamin A 156IU 110IU Agave nectar
Vitamin A RAE 8µg 31µg Milky way
Vitamin E 0.98mg 0.89mg Agave nectar
Vitamin D 0IU 16IU Milky way
Vitamin D 0µg 0.4µg Milky way
Vitamin C 17mg 0.7mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B1 0.122mg 0.046mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B2 0.165mg 0.103mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B3 0.689mg 0.154mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B5 0.155mg Milky way
Vitamin B6 0.234mg 0.014mg Agave nectar
Folate 30µg 4µg Agave nectar
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.18µg Milky way
Choline 13.3mg 16.5mg Milky way
Vitamin K 22.5µg 3.6µg Agave nectar
Cholesterol 0mg 9mg Agave nectar
Trans Fat 0.206g Agave nectar
Saturated Fat 0g 12.016g Agave nectar
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 2.23g Milky way
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.26g Milky way

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Agave nectar Milky way
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
24%
Agave nectar
10%
Milky way
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2%
Agave nectar
23%
Milky way

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Milky way
Milky way is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.34g)
Which food is cheaper?
Milky way
Milky way is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Milky way
Milky way is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar contains less Sodium (difference - 163mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 49)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Agave nectar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170277/nutrients
  2. Milky way - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168756/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.