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Sugar substitute vs Agave nectar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Sugar substitute and Agave nectar

  • Sugar substitute has more Calcium, while Agave nectar has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Sugar substitute's daily need coverage for Calcium is 88% higher.
  • Agave nectar contains 143 times less Sodium than Sugar substitute. Sugar substitute contains 572mg of Sodium, while Agave nectar contains 4mg.

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

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

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 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 4% 0% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0%
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%
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.
Sugar substitute Agave nectar
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 Sugar substitute Agave nectar Opinion
Net carbs 84.17g 76.17g Sugar substitute
Protein 2.06g 0.09g Sugar substitute
Fats 0g 0.45g Agave nectar
Carbs 84.77g 76.37g Sugar substitute
Calories 347kcal 310kcal Sugar substitute
Starch 3.52g g Sugar substitute
Fructose 0g 55.6g Agave nectar
Sugar 4.03g 68.03g Sugar substitute
Fiber 0.6g 0.2g Sugar substitute
Calcium 879mg 1mg Sugar substitute
Iron 0.16mg 0.09mg Sugar substitute
Magnesium 6mg 1mg Sugar substitute
Phosphorus 8mg 1mg Sugar substitute
Potassium 39mg 4mg Sugar substitute
Sodium 572mg 4mg Agave nectar
Zinc 0.04mg 0.01mg Sugar substitute
Copper 0.007mg 0.009mg Agave nectar
Vitamin A IU 156IU Agave nectar
Vitamin E mg 0.98mg Agave nectar
Vitamin D IU 0IU Agave nectar
Vitamin D µg 0µg Agave nectar
Vitamin C mg 17mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.122mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B2 0.015mg 0.165mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B3 mg 0.689mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B5 0.08mg mg Sugar substitute
Vitamin B6 0.015mg 0.234mg Agave nectar
Folate µg 30µg Agave nectar
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Agave nectar
Vitamin K µg 22.5µg 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 mg 0mg Sugar substitute
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat g 0g Sugar substitute
Monounsaturated Fat g 0g Agave nectar
Polyunsaturated fat g 0g Agave nectar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sugar substitute Agave nectar
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
1
Sugar substitute
25
Agave nectar
Mineral Summary Score
45
Sugar substitute
1
Agave nectar

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
12%
Sugar substitute
1%
Agave nectar
Carbohydrates
85%
Sugar substitute
76%
Agave nectar
Fats
0%
Sugar substitute
2%
Agave nectar

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. Sugar substitute - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170675/nutrients
  2. Agave nectar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170277/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.