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Sugar substitute vs. Tapioca — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sugar substitute and Tapioca different?

  • Sugar substitute has more Calcium, however, Tapioca is richer in Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2.
  • Sugar substitute covers your daily need of Calcium 77% more than Tapioca.
  • Tapioca contains less Sodium.

Sweeteners, sugar substitute, granulated, brown and Puddings, tapioca, dry mix, prepared with 2% milk types were used 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 Calcium +737.1%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Manganese +214.3%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +925%
Contains more Potassium +241%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%
Contains more Zinc +775%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 264% 6% 4.3% 3.4% 3.4% 75% 1.1% 2.3% 2.9% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 2.3% 8.6% 35% 12% 16% 9.5% 4% 0.91% 11%
Contains more Calcium +737.1%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Manganese +214.3%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +925%
Contains more Potassium +241%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%
Contains more Zinc +775%
Contains more Copper +71.4%

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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Tapioca
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +853.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +246.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 3.8% 3.5% 0% 4.8% 3.5% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9.6% 0% 27% 2.3% 7.5% 33% 1.4% 17% 7.6% 3% 31% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +853.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +246.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +333.4%
Contains more Other +358%
Contains more Protein +39.8%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +720.7%
2% 85% 9% 4%
Protein: 2.06 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 84.77 g
Water: 9.14 g
Other: 4.03 g
3% 2% 20% 75%
Protein: 2.88 g
Fats: 1.67 g
Carbs: 19.56 g
Water: 75.01 g
Other: 0.88 g
Contains more Carbs +333.4%
Contains more Other +358%
Contains more Protein +39.8%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +720.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Sugar substitute Tapioca
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sugar substitute Tapioca Opinion
Net carbs 84.17g 19.56g Sugar substitute
Protein 2.06g 2.88g Tapioca
Fats 0g 1.67g Tapioca
Carbs 84.77g 19.56g Sugar substitute
Calories 347kcal 105kcal Sugar substitute
Starch 3.52g Sugar substitute
Sugar 4.03g Tapioca
Fiber 0.6g 0g Sugar substitute
Calcium 879mg 105mg Sugar substitute
Iron 0.16mg 0.06mg Sugar substitute
Magnesium 6mg 12mg Tapioca
Phosphorus 8mg 82mg Tapioca
Potassium 39mg 133mg Tapioca
Sodium 572mg 121mg Tapioca
Zinc 0.04mg 0.35mg Tapioca
Copper 0.007mg 0.012mg Tapioca
Manganese 0.022mg 0.007mg Sugar substitute
Selenium 2µg Tapioca
Vitamin A 160IU Tapioca
Vitamin A RAE 47µg Tapioca
Vitamin D 34IU Tapioca
Vitamin D 0.9µg Tapioca
Vitamin C 0.7mg Tapioca
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.03mg Tapioca
Vitamin B2 0.015mg 0.143mg Tapioca
Vitamin B3 0.075mg Tapioca
Vitamin B5 0.08mg 0.277mg Tapioca
Vitamin B6 0.015mg 0.033mg Tapioca
Folate 4µg Tapioca
Vitamin B12 0.25µg Tapioca
Tryptophan 0.041mg Tapioca
Threonine 0.13mg Tapioca
Isoleucine 0.173mg Tapioca
Leucine 0.282mg Tapioca
Lysine 0.228mg Tapioca
Methionine 0.073mg Tapioca
Phenylalanine 0.139mg Tapioca
Valine 0.192mg Tapioca
Histidine 0.078mg Tapioca
Cholesterol 6mg Sugar substitute
Saturated Fat 0.991g Sugar substitute
Monounsaturated Fat 0.452g Tapioca
Polyunsaturated fat 0.061g Tapioca

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sugar substitute Tapioca
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
1%
Sugar substitute
11%
Tapioca
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Sugar substitute
13%
Tapioca

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tapioca
Tapioca is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tapioca
Tapioca contains less Sodium (difference - 451mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tapioca
Tapioca is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.991g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Sugar substitute - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170675/nutrients
  2. Tapioca - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169612/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.