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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 10000000 times less Magnesium than Vanilla extract. Vanilla extract contains 12mg of Magnesium, while Sugar contains 0mg.
  • Vanilla extract has less Sugar.

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
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +7300%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Copper +928.6%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 5% 9% 3% 14% 2% 3% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 3%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +7300%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Copper +928.6%
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 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% 3% 22% 8% 3% 6% 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 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 +∞%

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.
Vanilla extract Sugar
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Vanilla extract Sugar Opinion
Net carbs 12.65g 99.98g Sugar
Protein 0.06g 0g Vanilla extract
Fats 0.06g 0g Vanilla extract
Carbs 12.65g 99.98g Sugar
Calories 288kcal 387kcal Sugar
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Sugar
Sugar 12.65g 99.8g Vanilla extract
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 1mg Vanilla extract
Iron 0.12mg 0.05mg Vanilla extract
Magnesium 12mg 0mg Vanilla extract
Phosphorus 6mg 0mg Vanilla extract
Potassium 148mg 2mg Vanilla extract
Sodium 9mg 1mg Sugar
Zinc 0.11mg 0.01mg Vanilla extract
Copper 0.072mg 0.007mg Vanilla extract
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0mg Vanilla extract
Vitamin B2 0.095mg 0.019mg Vanilla extract
Vitamin B3 0.425mg 0mg Vanilla extract
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0mg Vanilla extract
Vitamin B6 0.026mg 0mg Vanilla extract
Folate 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
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 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Sugar
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0g Sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0g Vanilla extract
Polyunsaturated fat 0.004g 0g Vanilla extract

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Vanilla extract Sugar
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
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 food.
Protein
0%
Vanilla extract
0%
Sugar
Carbohydrates
13%
Vanilla extract
100%
Sugar
Fats
0%
Vanilla extract
0%
Sugar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. 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.