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Agave nectar vs Sugar substitute - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Agave nectar and Sugar substitute

  • Agave nectar has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1, while Sugar substitute has more Calcium.
  • Sugar substitute's daily need coverage for Calcium is 88% higher.
  • Sugar substitute contains 17 times less Sugar than Agave nectar. Agave nectar contains 68.03g of Sugar, while Sugar substitute contains 4.03g.

The food types used in this comparison are Sweetener, syrup, agave and Sweeteners, sugar substitute, granulated, brown.

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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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Contains more Copper +28.6%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Iron +77.8%
Contains more Calcium +87800%
Contains more Potassium +875%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 264% 4% 5% 3% 2% 4% 75%
Contains more Copper +28.6%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Iron +77.8%
Contains more Calcium +87800%
Contains more Potassium +875%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +713.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1460%
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% 4% 4% 0% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +713.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1460%

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
1
Sugar substitute
Mineral Summary Score
1
Agave nectar
45
Sugar substitute

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
12%
Sugar substitute
Carbohydrates
76%
Agave nectar
85%
Sugar substitute
Fats
2%
Agave nectar
0%
Sugar substitute

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 substitute
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok

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Agave nectar Sugar substitute
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Sugar (difference - 64g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar contains less Sodium (difference - 568mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Agave nectar Sugar substitute Opinion
Calories 310 347 Sugar substitute
Protein 0.09 2.06 Sugar substitute
Fats 0.45 0 Agave nectar
Vitamin C 17 Agave nectar
Carbs 76.37 84.77 Sugar substitute
Cholesterol 0 Sugar substitute
Vitamin D 0 Agave nectar
Iron 0.09 0.16 Sugar substitute
Calcium 1 879 Sugar substitute
Potassium 4 39 Sugar substitute
Magnesium 1 6 Sugar substitute
Sugar 68.03 4.03 Sugar substitute
Fiber 0.2 0.6 Sugar substitute
Copper 0.009 0.007 Agave nectar
Zinc 0.01 0.04 Sugar substitute
Starch 3.52 Sugar substitute
Phosphorus 1 8 Sugar substitute
Sodium 4 572 Agave nectar
Vitamin A 156 Agave nectar
Vitamin E 0.98 Agave nectar
Vitamin D 0 Agave nectar
Vitamin B1 0.122 0.015 Agave nectar
Vitamin B2 0.165 0.015 Agave nectar
Vitamin B3 0.689 Agave nectar
Vitamin B5 0.08 Sugar substitute
Vitamin B6 0.234 0.015 Agave nectar
Vitamin B12 0 Agave nectar
Vitamin K 22.5 Agave nectar
Folate 30 Agave nectar
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0 Sugar substitute
Monounsaturated Fat 0 Agave nectar
Polyunsaturated fat 0 Agave nectar
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 substitute - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170675/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.