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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 richer than Sugar in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Folate, and Vitamin E .
  • Agave nectar's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 19% more.
  • 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +80%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Copper +28.6%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Contains more Selenium +183.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Calcium - 1
Equal in Zinc - 0.01
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 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 4%
Contains more Iron +80%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Copper +28.6%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Contains more Selenium +183.3%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Sugar
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +768.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
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 Vitamin K 10% 20% 0% 57% 31% 39% 13% 0% 54% 23% 0% 57%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 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 +768.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +114600%
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: 99.98 g
Water: 0.02 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +114600%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +30.9%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
18% 82%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 12.43 g
Fructose: 55.6 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
100%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 99.8 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%

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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Agave nectar Sugar Opinion
Net carbs 76.17g 99.98g Sugar
Protein 0.09g 0g Agave nectar
Fats 0.45g 0g Agave nectar
Carbs 76.37g 99.98g Sugar
Calories 310kcal 387kcal Sugar
Fructose 55.6g 0g Agave nectar
Sugar 68.03g 99.8g Agave nectar
Fiber 0.2g 0g Agave nectar
Calcium 1mg 1mg
Iron 0.09mg 0.05mg Agave nectar
Magnesium 1mg 0mg Agave nectar
Phosphorus 1mg 0mg Agave nectar
Potassium 4mg 2mg Agave nectar
Sodium 4mg 1mg Sugar
Zinc 0.01mg 0.01mg
Copper 0.009mg 0.007mg Agave nectar
Manganese 0.005mg 0.004mg Agave nectar
Selenium 1.7µg 0.6µg 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 0.019mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B3 0.689mg 0mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B6 0.234mg 0mg Agave nectar
Folate 30µg 0µg 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 Sugar
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
25%
Agave nectar
0%
Sugar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2%
Agave nectar
1%
Sugar

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)

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.