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Agave nectar vs Sugar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Agave nectar and Sugar?

  • Agave nectar is higher in Vitamin B2, yet Sugar is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Folate, and Vitamin E .
  • Agave nectar's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 19% more.
  • Agave nectar has 9 times more Vitamin B2 than Sugar. While Agave nectar has 0.165mg of Vitamin B2, Sugar has only 0.019mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Agave nectar is lower.

We used Sweetener, syrup, agave and Sugars, granulated 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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1
Sugar
Contains more Iron +80%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Calcium - 1
Equal in Zinc - 0.01
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2% 1% 1% 0% 3% 1% 0% 1%
Contains more Iron +80%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Calcium - 1
Equal in Zinc - 0.01

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
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1
Sugar
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +768.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 10% 20% 0% 31% 39% 13% 0% 54% 0% 57% 23%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +768.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
25
Agave nectar
0
Sugar
Mineral Summary Score
1
Agave nectar
1
Sugar

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 food.
Protein
1%
Agave nectar
0%
Sugar
Carbohydrates
76%
Agave nectar
100%
Sugar
Fats
2%
Agave nectar
0%
Sugar

Comparison summary table

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

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is better in case of low diet
Agave nectar Sugar
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 - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar
Sugar is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in Sugar (difference - 31.77g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Agave nectar Sugar Opinion
Calories 310 387 Sugar
Protein 0.09 0 Agave nectar
Fats 0.45 0 Agave nectar
Vitamin C 17 0 Agave nectar
Carbs 76.37 99.98 Sugar
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.09 0.05 Agave nectar
Calcium 1 1
Potassium 4 2 Agave nectar
Magnesium 1 0 Agave nectar
Sugar 68.03 99.8 Agave nectar
Fiber 0.2 0 Agave nectar
Copper 0.009 0.007 Agave nectar
Zinc 0.01 0.01
Starch
Phosphorus 1 0 Agave nectar
Sodium 4 1 Sugar
Vitamin A 156 0 Agave nectar
Vitamin E 0.98 0 Agave nectar
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.122 0 Agave nectar
Vitamin B2 0.165 0.019 Agave nectar
Vitamin B3 0.689 0 Agave nectar
Vitamin B5 0 Sugar
Vitamin B6 0.234 0 Agave nectar
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 0 Agave nectar
Folate 30 0 Agave nectar
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0 0
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0
Polyunsaturated fat 0 0
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 55.6 0 Agave nectar

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Agave nectar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170277/nutrients
  2. Sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169655/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.