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Agave nectar vs. Stevia — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Agave nectar and Stevia

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Folate, and Vitamin E in Agave nectar is higher than in Stevia.
  • Agave nectar covers your daily Vitamin C needs 19% more than Stevia.
  • Stevia contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Sweetener, syrup, agave 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.
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
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 1% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 10%
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 Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
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.
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Stevia
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +30.9%
76% 23%
Protein: 0.09 g
Fats: 0.45 g
Carbs: 76.37 g
Water: 22.94 g
Other: 0.15 g
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 100 g
Water: 0 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +30.9%

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 Stevia
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Agave nectar Stevia Opinion
Net carbs 76.17g 100g Stevia
Protein 0.09g 0g Agave nectar
Fats 0.45g 0g Agave nectar
Carbs 76.37g 100g Stevia
Calories 310kcal 0kcal Agave nectar
Fructose 55.6g Agave nectar
Sugar 68.03g 0g Stevia
Fiber 0.2g 0g Agave nectar
Calcium 1mg 0mg Agave nectar
Iron 0.09mg 0mg Agave nectar
Magnesium 1mg 0mg Agave nectar
Phosphorus 1mg 0mg Agave nectar
Potassium 4mg 0mg Agave nectar
Sodium 4mg 0mg Stevia
Zinc 0.01mg 0mg Agave nectar
Copper 0.009mg 0mg Agave nectar
Manganese 0.005mg 0mg Agave nectar
Selenium 1.7µg 0µg Agave nectar
Vitamin A 156IU 0IU Agave nectar
Vitamin A RAE 8µg 0µg Agave nectar
Vitamin E 0.98mg 0mg Agave nectar
Vitamin C 17mg 0mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B1 0.122mg 0mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B2 0.165mg 0mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B3 0.689mg 0mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B6 0.234mg 0mg Agave nectar
Folate 30µg 0µg Agave nectar
Choline 13.3mg 0mg Agave nectar
Vitamin K 22.5µg 0µg Agave nectar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Agave nectar Stevia
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
0%
Stevia
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2%
Agave nectar
0%
Stevia

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Stevia
Stevia is lower in Sugar (difference - 68.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Stevia
Stevia contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Stevia
Stevia is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Stevia
Stevia is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)

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. 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.