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Vanilla extract vs Sugar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Vanilla extract and Sugar

  • Sugar has less Manganese, Copper and Vitamin B2.
  • Sugar contains 74 times less Potassium than Vanilla extract. Vanilla extract contains 148mg of Potassium, while Sugar contains 2mg.
  • Vanilla extract has less Sugars.

Food varieties used in this article are Vanilla extract and Sugars, granulated.

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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
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1
Sugar
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Potassium +7300%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +928.6%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 4% 14% 9% 24% 3% 3% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2% 1% 1% 0% 3% 1% 0% 1%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Potassium +7300%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +928.6%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%

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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0
Sugar
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 22% 8% 3% 6% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
3
Vanilla extract
0
Sugar
Mineral Summary Score
8
Vanilla extract
1
Sugar

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 the food
Protein
0%
Vanilla extract
0%
Sugar
Carbohydrates
13%
Vanilla extract
100%
Sugar
Fats
0%
Vanilla extract
0%
Sugar

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Vanilla extract Sugar
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Vanilla extract Sugar
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract contains less Sugars (difference - 87.15g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sugar
Sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar
Sugar is cheaper (difference - $5.9)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Vanilla extract Sugar Opinion
Calories 288 387 Sugar
Protein 0.06 0 Vanilla extract
Fats 0.06 0 Vanilla extract
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 12.65 99.98 Sugar
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.12 0.05 Vanilla extract
Calcium 11 1 Vanilla extract
Potassium 148 2 Vanilla extract
Magnesium 12 0 Vanilla extract
Sugars 12.65 99.8 Vanilla extract
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.072 0.007 Vanilla extract
Zinc 0.11 0.01 Vanilla extract
Starch
Phosphorus 6 0 Vanilla extract
Sodium 9 1 Sugar
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.011 0 Vanilla extract
Vitamin B2 0.095 0.019 Vanilla extract
Vitamin B3 0.425 0 Vanilla extract
Vitamin B5 0.035 0 Vanilla extract
Vitamin B6 0.026 0 Vanilla extract
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Sugar
Saturated Fat 0.01 0 Sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0 Vanilla extract
Polyunsaturated fat 0.004 0 Vanilla extract
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 0 Sugar

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Vanilla extract - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173471/nutrients
  2. Sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169655/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.