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Brown sugar vs. Cocoa bean — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Brown sugar and Cocoa bean

  • The amount of Copper, Iron, Manganese, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, and Vitamin B2 in Cocoa bean is higher than in Brown sugar.
  • Cocoa bean covers your daily Copper needs 396% more than Brown sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Sugars, brown and Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened, processed with alkali.

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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 +33.7%
Contains more Iron +2085.9%
Contains more Magnesium +5188.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18100%
Contains more Potassium +1786.5%
Contains less Sodium -32.1%
Contains more Zinc +21133.3%
Contains more Copper +7574.5%
Contains more Manganese +5739.1%
Contains more Selenium +1000%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 25% 27% 7% 2% 12% 4% 1% 16% 9% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 34% 582% 340% 312% 222% 3% 174% 1203% 488% 72%
Contains more Calcium +33.7%
Contains more Iron +2085.9%
Contains more Magnesium +5188.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18100%
Contains more Potassium +1786.5%
Contains less Sodium -32.1%
Contains more Zinc +21133.3%
Contains more Copper +7574.5%
Contains more Manganese +5739.1%
Contains more Selenium +1000%

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 +2081.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +187.8%
Contains more Folate +3100%
Contains more Choline +395.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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%
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% 2% 0% 0% 28% 107% 45% 16% 28% 24% 0% 7% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2081.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +187.8%
Contains more Folate +3100%
Contains more Choline +395.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +68.3%
Contains more Protein +14983.3%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +101.5%
Contains more Other +1633.3%
98%
Protein: 0.12 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 98.09 g
Water: 1.34 g
Other: 0.45 g
18% 13% 58% 3% 8%
Protein: 18.1 g
Fats: 13.1 g
Carbs: 58.3 g
Water: 2.7 g
Other: 7.8 g
Contains more Carbs +68.3%
Contains more Protein +14983.3%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +101.5%
Contains more Other +1633.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brown sugar Cocoa bean Opinion
Net carbs 98.09g 28.5g Brown sugar
Protein 0.12g 18.1g Cocoa bean
Fats 0g 13.1g Cocoa bean
Carbs 98.09g 58.3g Brown sugar
Calories 380kcal 220kcal Brown sugar
Fructose 1.11g Brown sugar
Sugar 97.02g 1.76g Cocoa bean
Fiber 0g 29.8g Cocoa bean
Calcium 83mg 111mg Cocoa bean
Iron 0.71mg 15.52mg Cocoa bean
Magnesium 9mg 476mg Cocoa bean
Phosphorus 4mg 728mg Cocoa bean
Potassium 133mg 2509mg Cocoa bean
Sodium 28mg 19mg Cocoa bean
Zinc 0.03mg 6.37mg Cocoa bean
Copper 0.047mg 3.607mg Cocoa bean
Manganese 0.064mg 3.737mg Cocoa bean
Selenium 1.2µg 13.2µg Cocoa bean
Vitamin E 0mg 0.1mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.11mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.46mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B3 0.11mg 2.4mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B5 0.132mg 0.254mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B6 0.041mg 0.118mg Cocoa bean
Folate 1µg 32µg Cocoa bean
Choline 2.3mg 11.4mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin K 0µg 2.4µg Cocoa bean
Tryptophan 0.271mg Cocoa bean
Threonine 0.716mg Cocoa bean
Isoleucine 0.701mg Cocoa bean
Leucine 1.097mg Cocoa bean
Lysine 0.907mg Cocoa bean
Methionine 0.187mg Cocoa bean
Phenylalanine 0.869mg Cocoa bean
Valine 1.086mg Cocoa bean
Histidine 0.312mg Cocoa bean
Saturated Fat 0g 7.76g Brown sugar
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 4.39g Cocoa bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.42g Cocoa bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brown sugar Cocoa bean
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
2%
Brown sugar
20%
Cocoa bean
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Brown sugar
343%
Cocoa bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 95.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 71)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.76g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brown sugar
Brown sugar is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Brown sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168833/nutrients
  2. Cocoa bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169594/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.