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

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

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 Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Agave nectar Sugar substitute Opinion
Net carbs 76.17g 84.17g Sugar substitute
Protein 0.09g 2.06g Sugar substitute
Fats 0.45g 0g Agave nectar
Carbs 76.37g 84.77g Sugar substitute
Calories 310kcal 347kcal Sugar substitute
Starch g 3.52g Sugar substitute
Fructose 55.6g 0g Agave nectar
Sugar 68.03g 4.03g Sugar substitute
Fiber 0.2g 0.6g Sugar substitute
Calcium 1mg 879mg Sugar substitute
Iron 0.09mg 0.16mg Sugar substitute
Magnesium 1mg 6mg Sugar substitute
Phosphorus 1mg 8mg Sugar substitute
Potassium 4mg 39mg Sugar substitute
Sodium 4mg 572mg Agave nectar
Zinc 0.01mg 0.04mg Sugar substitute
Copper 0.009mg 0.007mg Agave nectar
Vitamin A 156IU IU Agave nectar
Vitamin E 0.98mg mg Agave nectar
Vitamin D 0IU IU Agave nectar
Vitamin D 0µg µg Agave nectar
Vitamin C 17mg mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B1 0.122mg 0.015mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B2 0.165mg 0.015mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B3 0.689mg mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B5 mg 0.08mg Sugar substitute
Vitamin B6 0.234mg 0.015mg Agave nectar
Folate 30µg µg Agave nectar
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Agave nectar
Vitamin K 22.5µg µg Agave nectar
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg mg Sugar substitute
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0g g Sugar substitute
Monounsaturated Fat 0g g Agave nectar
Polyunsaturated fat 0g g Agave nectar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Agave nectar Sugar substitute
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Sugar (difference - 64g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
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

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.