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Tapioca vs. Pectin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tapioca and Pectin different?

  • Tapioca is higher in Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Pectin is richer in Copper, Fiber, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Pectin is 45% higher.
  • Pectin has less Saturated Fat.

Puddings, tapioca, dry mix, prepared with 2% milk and Pectin, unsweetened, dry mix are the varieties 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.
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Pectin
Contains more Calcium +1400%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Phosphorus +4000%
Contains more Potassium +1800%
Contains less Sodium -39.5%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Iron +4416.7%
Contains more Zinc +34.3%
Contains more Copper +3400%
Contains more Manganese +900%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 3% 9% 36% 12% 16% 10% 4% 1% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 102% 1% 1% 1% 27% 13% 140% 10% 0%
Contains more Calcium +1400%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Phosphorus +4000%
Contains more Potassium +1800%
Contains less Sodium -39.5%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Iron +4416.7%
Contains more Zinc +34.3%
Contains more Copper +3400%
Contains more Manganese +900%

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.
Tapioca
10
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0
Pectin
Contains more Vitamin A +5233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +151.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +230%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 0% 27% 3% 8% 33% 2% 17% 8% 3% 32% 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 1% 0% 0% 0% 2% 14% 1% 7% 3% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +5233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +151.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +230%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pectin
Contains more Protein +860%
Contains more Fats +456.7%
Contains more Water +762.2%
Contains more Other +193.3%
Contains more Carbs +362.2%
3% 2% 20% 75%
Protein: 2.88 g
Fats: 1.67 g
Carbs: 19.56 g
Water: 75.01 g
Other: 0.88 g
90% 9%
Protein: 0.3 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 90.4 g
Water: 8.7 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Protein +860%
Contains more Fats +456.7%
Contains more Water +762.2%
Contains more Other +193.3%
Contains more Carbs +362.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pectin
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4420%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +47.5%
66% 30% 4%
Saturated Fat: 0.991 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.452 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.061 g
33% 7% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4420%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +47.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tapioca Pectin Opinion
Net carbs 19.56g 81.8g Pectin
Protein 2.88g 0.3g Tapioca
Fats 1.67g 0.3g Tapioca
Carbs 19.56g 90.4g Pectin
Calories 105kcal 325kcal Pectin
Fiber 0g 8.6g Pectin
Calcium 105mg 7mg Tapioca
Iron 0.06mg 2.71mg Pectin
Magnesium 12mg 1mg Tapioca
Phosphorus 82mg 2mg Tapioca
Potassium 133mg 7mg Tapioca
Sodium 121mg 200mg Tapioca
Zinc 0.35mg 0.47mg Pectin
Copper 0.012mg 0.42mg Pectin
Manganese 0.007mg 0.07mg Pectin
Selenium 2µg 0µg Tapioca
Vitamin A 160IU 3IU Tapioca
Vitamin A RAE 47µg 0µg Tapioca
Vitamin D 34IU Tapioca
Vitamin D 0.9µg Tapioca
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Tapioca
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.008mg Tapioca
Vitamin B2 0.143mg 0.06mg Tapioca
Vitamin B3 0.075mg 0.005mg Tapioca
Vitamin B5 0.277mg 0.11mg Tapioca
Vitamin B6 0.033mg 0.01mg Tapioca
Folate 4µg 1µg Tapioca
Vitamin B12 0.25µg 0µg 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 0mg Pectin
Saturated Fat 0.991g 0.05g Pectin
Monounsaturated Fat 0.452g 0.01g Tapioca
Polyunsaturated fat 0.061g 0.09g Pectin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tapioca Pectin
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
11%
Tapioca
2%
Pectin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Tapioca
29%
Pectin

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tapioca
Tapioca contains less Sodium (difference - 79mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tapioca
Tapioca is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pectin
Pectin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pectin
Pectin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.941g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pectin
Pectin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 78)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Tapioca - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169612/nutrients
  2. Pectin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168821/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.