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

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Important differences between Candy bar and Cocoa solids

  • Candy bar has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin E , however, Cocoa solids has more Copper, Iron, Fiber, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
  • Candy bar's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 11760% more.
  • Candy bar has 41 times more Vitamin E than Cocoa solids. Candy bar has 4.1mg of Vitamin E , while Cocoa solids have 0.1mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Candies, peanut bar and Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened.

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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 +64.1%
Contains more Iron +1328.9%
Contains more Magnesium +353.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.3%
Contains more Potassium +274.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.5%
Contains more Zinc +72.8%
Contains more Copper +389.4%
Contains more Manganese +208.7%
Contains more Selenium +204.3%
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 39% 520% 357% 315% 135% 3% 186% 1263% 501% 78%
Contains more Calcium +64.1%
Contains more Iron +1328.9%
Contains more Magnesium +353.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.3%
Contains more Potassium +274.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.5%
Contains more Zinc +72.8%
Contains more Copper +389.4%
Contains more Manganese +208.7%
Contains more Selenium +204.3%

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 B1 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +262.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129561%
Contains more Folate +134.4%
Contains more Choline +145%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.1%
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% 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% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 24% 0% 7% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +4000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +262.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129561%
Contains more Folate +134.4%
Contains more Choline +145%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +146%
Contains more Protein +26.5%
Contains more Carbs +22.2%
Contains more Water +87.5%
Contains more Other +222.2%
16% 34% 47% 2%
Protein: 15.5 g
Fats: 33.7 g
Carbs: 47.4 g
Water: 1.6 g
Other: 1.8 g
20% 14% 58% 3% 6%
Protein: 19.6 g
Fats: 13.7 g
Carbs: 57.9 g
Water: 3 g
Other: 5.8 g
Contains more Fats +146%
Contains more Protein +26.5%
Contains more Carbs +22.2%
Contains more Water +87.5%
Contains more Other +222.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -42%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +265.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2320.5%
15% 52% 33%
Saturated Fat: 4.678 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 16.721 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 10.65 g
62% 35% 3%
Saturated Fat: 8.07 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.57 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.44 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -42%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +265.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2320.5%

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 solids
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Candy bar Cocoa solids Opinion
Net carbs 43.3g 20.9g Candy bar
Protein 15.5g 19.6g Cocoa solids
Fats 33.7g 13.7g Candy bar
Carbs 47.4g 57.9g Cocoa solids
Calories 522kcal 228kcal Candy bar
Sugar 42.22g 1.75g Cocoa solids
Fiber 4.1g 37g Cocoa solids
Calcium 78mg 128mg Cocoa solids
Iron 0.97mg 13.86mg Cocoa solids
Magnesium 110mg 499mg Cocoa solids
Phosphorus 308mg 734mg Cocoa solids
Potassium 407mg 1524mg Cocoa solids
Sodium 156mg 21mg Cocoa solids
Zinc 3.94mg 6.81mg Cocoa solids
Copper 0.774mg 3.788mg Cocoa solids
Manganese 1.243mg 3.837mg Cocoa solids
Selenium 4.7µg 14.3µg Cocoa solids
Vitamin E 4.1mg 0.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.078mg Candy bar
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.241mg Cocoa solids
Vitamin B3 7.922mg 2.185mg 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 12mg Candy bar
Vitamin K 0µg 2.5µg Cocoa solids
Tryptophan 0.149mg 0.293mg Cocoa solids
Threonine 0.52mg 0.776mg Cocoa solids
Isoleucine 0.534mg 0.76mg Cocoa solids
Leucine 0.986mg 1.189mg Cocoa solids
Lysine 0.545mg 0.983mg Cocoa solids
Methionine 0.185mg 0.202mg Cocoa solids
Phenylalanine 0.787mg 0.941mg Cocoa solids
Valine 0.638mg 1.177mg Cocoa solids
Histidine 0.385mg 0.339mg Candy bar
Saturated Fat 4.678g 8.07g Candy bar
Monounsaturated Fat 16.721g 4.57g Candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 10.65g 0.44g Candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Candy bar Cocoa solids
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
15%
Cocoa solids
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
88%
Candy bar
339%
Cocoa solids

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is lower in Sugar (difference - 40.47g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids contains less Sodium (difference - 135mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.392g)
Which food is cheaper?
Candy bar
Candy bar is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Candy bar
Candy bar is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169585/nutrients
  2. Cocoa solids - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169593/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.