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Candy bar vs. Cocoa bean — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Candy bar and Cocoa bean

  • Candy bar has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin E , however, Cocoa bean is higher in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Fiber, Magnesium, Potassium, and Phosphorus.
  • Candy bar covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 11760% more than Cocoa bean.
  • Candy bar has 41 times more Vitamin E than Cocoa bean. While Candy bar has 4.1mg of Vitamin E , Cocoa bean has only 0.1mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Candies, peanut bar 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 +42.3%
Contains more Iron +1500%
Contains more Magnesium +332.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.4%
Contains more Potassium +516.5%
Contains less Sodium -87.8%
Contains more Zinc +61.7%
Contains more Copper +366%
Contains more Manganese +200.6%
Contains more Selenium +180.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 37% 79% 132% 36% 21% 108% 258% 163% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 34% 582% 340% 312% 222% 3% 174% 1203% 488% 72%
Contains more Calcium +42.3%
Contains more Iron +1500%
Contains more Magnesium +332.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.4%
Contains more Potassium +516.5%
Contains less Sodium -87.8%
Contains more Zinc +61.7%
Contains more Copper +366%
Contains more Manganese +200.6%
Contains more Selenium +180.9%

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 +4000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +230.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129561%
Contains more Folate +134.4%
Contains more Choline +157.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.11
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% 82% 0% 0% 25% 33% 149% 50% 35308% 57% 0% 17% 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 +4000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +230.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129561%
Contains more Folate +134.4%
Contains more Choline +157.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.11

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +157.3%
Contains more Protein +16.8%
Contains more Carbs +23%
Contains more Water +68.8%
Contains more Other +333.3%
16% 34% 47% 2%
Protein: 15.5 g
Fats: 33.7 g
Carbs: 47.4 g
Water: 1.6 g
Other: 1.8 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 Fats +157.3%
Contains more Protein +16.8%
Contains more Carbs +23%
Contains more Water +68.8%
Contains more Other +333.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -39.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +280.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2435.7%
15% 52% 33%
Saturated Fat: 4.678 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 16.721 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 10.65 g
62% 35% 3%
Saturated Fat: 7.76 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.39 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.42 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -39.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +280.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2435.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Candy bar Cocoa bean Opinion
Net carbs 43.3g 28.5g Candy bar
Protein 15.5g 18.1g Cocoa bean
Fats 33.7g 13.1g Candy bar
Carbs 47.4g 58.3g Cocoa bean
Calories 522kcal 220kcal Candy bar
Sugar 42.22g 1.76g Cocoa bean
Fiber 4.1g 29.8g Cocoa bean
Calcium 78mg 111mg Cocoa bean
Iron 0.97mg 15.52mg Cocoa bean
Magnesium 110mg 476mg Cocoa bean
Phosphorus 308mg 728mg Cocoa bean
Potassium 407mg 2509mg Cocoa bean
Sodium 156mg 19mg Cocoa bean
Zinc 3.94mg 6.37mg Cocoa bean
Copper 0.774mg 3.607mg Cocoa bean
Manganese 1.243mg 3.737mg Cocoa bean
Selenium 4.7µg 13.2µg Cocoa bean
Vitamin E 4.1mg 0.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.11mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.46mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B3 7.922mg 2.4mg Candy bar
Vitamin B5 0.83mg 0.254mg Candy bar
Vitamin B6 153mg 0.118mg Candy bar
Folate 75µg 32µg Candy bar
Choline 29.4mg 11.4mg Candy bar
Vitamin K 0µg 2.4µg Cocoa bean
Tryptophan 0.149mg 0.271mg Cocoa bean
Threonine 0.52mg 0.716mg Cocoa bean
Isoleucine 0.534mg 0.701mg Cocoa bean
Leucine 0.986mg 1.097mg Cocoa bean
Lysine 0.545mg 0.907mg Cocoa bean
Methionine 0.185mg 0.187mg Cocoa bean
Phenylalanine 0.787mg 0.869mg Cocoa bean
Valine 0.638mg 1.086mg Cocoa bean
Histidine 0.385mg 0.312mg Candy bar
Saturated Fat 4.678g 7.76g Candy bar
Monounsaturated Fat 16.721g 4.39g Candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 10.65g 0.42g Candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Candy bar 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
2748%
Candy bar
20%
Cocoa bean
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
88%
Candy bar
343%
Cocoa bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 40.46g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean contains less Sodium (difference - 137mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.082g)
Which food is cheaper?
Candy bar
Candy bar is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169585/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.