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Tootsie roll vs. Brown sugar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tootsie roll and Brown sugar different?

  • Tootsie roll is higher than Brown sugar in Copper, Vitamin K, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2.
  • Brown sugar is lower in Saturated Fat.

Candies, TOOTSIE ROLL, chocolate-flavor roll and Sugars, brown 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 Iron +12.7%
Contains more Magnesium +144.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +1325%
Contains more Zinc +1233.3%
Contains more Copper +176.6%
Contains more Selenium +83.3%
Contains more Calcium +130.6%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Manganese +36.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 30% 16% 25% 11% 6% 11% 44% 7% 12%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 25% 27% 7% 2% 12% 4% 1% 16% 9% 7%
Contains more Iron +12.7%
Contains more Magnesium +144.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +1325%
Contains more Zinc +1233.3%
Contains more Copper +176.6%
Contains more Selenium +83.3%
Contains more Calcium +130.6%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Manganese +36.2%

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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Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.7%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310%
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% 14% 0% 0% 14% 17% 4% 18% 3% 7% 0% 0% 24%
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% 0% 0% 3% 8% 10% 1% 0% 2% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.7%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +1225%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +399.3%
Contains more Other +51.1%
Contains more Carbs +11.8%
3% 88% 7%
Protein: 1.59 g
Fats: 3.31 g
Carbs: 87.73 g
Water: 6.69 g
Other: 0.68 g
98%
Protein: 0.12 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 98.09 g
Water: 1.34 g
Other: 0.45 g
Contains more Protein +1225%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +399.3%
Contains more Other +51.1%
Contains more Carbs +11.8%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +481.5%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +140.3%
Contains more Fructose +177.5%
21% 55% 11% 3% 9%
Starch: 15.3 g
Sucrose: 39.35 g
Glucose: 7.85 g
Fructose: 0.4 g
Lactose: 2.18 g
Maltose: 6.54 g
Galactose: 0 g
97%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 94.56 g
Glucose: 1.35 g
Fructose: 1.11 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +481.5%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +140.3%
Contains more Fructose +177.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tootsie roll Brown sugar Opinion
Net carbs 87.63g 98.09g Brown sugar
Protein 1.59g 0.12g Tootsie roll
Fats 3.31g 0g Tootsie roll
Carbs 87.73g 98.09g Brown sugar
Calories 387kcal 380kcal Tootsie roll
Starch 15.3g Tootsie roll
Fructose 0.4g 1.11g Brown sugar
Sugar 56.32g 97.02g Tootsie roll
Fiber 0.1g 0g Tootsie roll
Calcium 36mg 83mg Brown sugar
Iron 0.8mg 0.71mg Tootsie roll
Magnesium 22mg 9mg Tootsie roll
Phosphorus 57mg 4mg Tootsie roll
Potassium 116mg 133mg Brown sugar
Sodium 44mg 28mg Brown sugar
Zinc 0.4mg 0.03mg Tootsie roll
Copper 0.13mg 0.047mg Tootsie roll
Manganese 0.047mg 0.064mg Brown sugar
Selenium 2.2µg 1.2µg Tootsie roll
Vitamin E 0.65mg 0mg Tootsie roll
Vitamin B1 0.056mg 0mg Tootsie roll
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0mg Tootsie roll
Vitamin B3 0.21mg 0.11mg Tootsie roll
Vitamin B5 0.29mg 0.132mg Tootsie roll
Vitamin B6 0.01mg 0.041mg Brown sugar
Folate 9µg 1µg Tootsie roll
Choline 2.3mg Brown sugar
Vitamin K 9.6µg 0µg Tootsie roll
Tryptophan 0.19mg Tootsie roll
Threonine 0.04mg Tootsie roll
Isoleucine 0.06mg Tootsie roll
Leucine 0.11mg Tootsie roll
Lysine 0.09mg Tootsie roll
Methionine 0.01mg Tootsie roll
Phenylalanine 0.05mg Tootsie roll
Valine 0.08mg Tootsie roll
Histidine 0.03mg Tootsie roll
Cholesterol 2mg 0mg Brown sugar
Saturated Fat 0.967g 0g Brown sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 1.929g 0g Tootsie roll
Polyunsaturated fat 0.266g 0g Tootsie roll
Omega-3 - ALA 0.016g Tootsie roll

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tootsie roll Brown sugar
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
8%
Tootsie roll
2%
Brown sugar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Tootsie roll
11%
Brown sugar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tootsie roll
Tootsie roll is lower in Sugar (difference - 40.7g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tootsie roll
Tootsie roll is lower in glycemic index (difference - 71)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tootsie roll
Tootsie roll is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tootsie roll
Tootsie roll is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.967g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Tootsie roll - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167971/nutrients
  2. Brown sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168833/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.