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Butterscotch vs. Chocolate — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Butterscotch and Chocolate

  • Chocolate has more Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Zinc, and Potassium than Butterscotch.
  • Chocolate's daily need coverage for Copper is 114% more.
  • Butterscotch contains 16 times more Sodium than Chocolate. Butterscotch contains 391mg of Sodium, while Chocolate contains 24mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Candies, butterscotch and Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids.

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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 +1300%
Contains more Iron +80100%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +20500%
Contains more Potassium +18533.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Zinc +2133.3%
Contains more Copper +102700%
Contains more Manganese +141800%
Contains more Selenium +400%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.2% 0.38% 0% 0.43% 0.26% 51% 2.5% 0.33% 0.13% 3.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 301% 104% 88% 49% 3.1% 55% 343% 185% 16%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Iron +80100%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +20500%
Contains more Potassium +18533.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Zinc +2133.3%
Contains more Copper +102700%
Contains more Manganese +141800%
Contains more Selenium +400%

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 A +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36150%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +7325%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +2600%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 1.8% 0% 0% 3% 3.7% 0.04% 0.24% 0% 0% 0% 0.44% 0.75%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 11% 0% 0% 6.3% 12% 14% 18% 9.7% 0% 29% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36150%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +7325%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +2600%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +47.8%
Contains more Water +441.2%
Contains more Protein +16166.7%
Contains more Fats +847.9%
Contains more Other +66.7%
3% 90% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.3 g
Carbs: 90.4 g
Water: 5.25 g
Other: 1.02 g
5% 31% 61% 2%
Protein: 4.88 g
Fats: 31.28 g
Carbs: 61.17 g
Water: 0.97 g
Other: 1.7 g
Contains more Carbs +47.8%
Contains more Water +441.2%
Contains more Protein +16166.7%
Contains more Fats +847.9%
Contains more Other +66.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1029%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +795.1%
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.065 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.845 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.122 g
64% 33% 4%
Saturated Fat: 18.519 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.54 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.092 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1029%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +795.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterscotch Chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 90.4g 54.17g Butterscotch
Protein 0.03g 4.88g Chocolate
Fats 3.3g 31.28g Chocolate
Carbs 90.4g 61.17g Butterscotch
Calories 391kcal 546kcal Chocolate
Sugar 80.46g 47.9g Chocolate
Fiber 0g 7g Chocolate
Calcium 4mg 56mg Chocolate
Iron 0.01mg 8.02mg Chocolate
Magnesium 0mg 146mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 1mg 206mg Chocolate
Potassium 3mg 559mg Chocolate
Sodium 391mg 24mg Chocolate
Zinc 0.09mg 2.01mg Chocolate
Copper 0.001mg 1.028mg Chocolate
Manganese 0.001mg 1.419mg Chocolate
Selenium 0.6µg 3µg Chocolate
Vitamin A 100IU 50IU Butterscotch
Vitamin A RAE 28µg 2µg Butterscotch
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.54mg Chocolate
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.025mg Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.05mg Chocolate
Vitamin B3 0.002mg 0.725mg Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.004mg 0.297mg Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.042mg Chocolate
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.23µg Chocolate
Choline 0.8mg Butterscotch
Vitamin K 0.3µg 8.1µg Chocolate
Cholesterol 9mg 8mg Chocolate
Trans Fat 0.112g Butterscotch
Saturated Fat 2.065g 18.519g Butterscotch
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.001g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 0.845g 9.54g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 0.122g 1.092g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.001g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.947g Chocolate
Omega-3 - ALA 0.085g Chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butterscotch Chocolate
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
1%
Butterscotch
9%
Chocolate
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Butterscotch
116%
Chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Sugar (difference - 32.56g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 367mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterscotch
Butterscotch is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 16.454g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Butterscotch - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167972/nutrients
  2. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/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.