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Caramel vs. White chocolate — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Caramel and White chocolate

  • Caramel contains less Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Vitamin K than White chocolate.
  • White chocolate's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 85% higher.
  • White chocolate contains 3 times less Sodium than Caramel. Caramel contains 245mg of Sodium, while White chocolate contains 90mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Candies, caramels and Candies, white chocolate.

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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 Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Manganese +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +44.2%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.4%
Contains more Potassium +33.6%
Contains less Sodium -63.3%
Contains more Zinc +68.2%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 42% 6% 13% 49% 19% 32% 12% 6% 2% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 60% 9% 9% 76% 26% 12% 21% 20% 2% 25%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Manganese +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +44.2%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.4%
Contains more Potassium +33.6%
Contains less Sodium -63.3%
Contains more Zinc +68.2%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains more Selenium +150%

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 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +403.4%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +86.7%
Contains more Choline +268.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +405.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.608
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.056
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% 10% 0% 2% 26% 60% 3% 38% 13% 3% 38% 5% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 20% 0% 2% 16% 66% 14% 37% 13% 6% 70% 17% 23%
Contains more Vitamin A +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +403.4%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +86.7%
Contains more Choline +268.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +405.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.608
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.056

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +30%
Contains more Water +553.8%
Contains more Other +20%
Contains more Protein +27.6%
Contains more Fats +296.2%
5% 8% 77% 9% 2%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 8.1 g
Carbs: 77 g
Water: 8.5 g
Other: 1.8 g
6% 32% 59%
Protein: 5.87 g
Fats: 32.09 g
Carbs: 59.24 g
Water: 1.3 g
Other: 1.5 g
Contains more Carbs +30%
Contains more Water +553.8%
Contains more Other +20%
Contains more Protein +27.6%
Contains more Fats +296.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +243.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +489.9%
33% 21% 46%
Saturated Fat: 2.476 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.478 g
66% 31% 3%
Saturated Fat: 19.412 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.097 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.013 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +243.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +489.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caramel White chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 77g 59.04g Caramel
Protein 4.6g 5.87g White chocolate
Fats 8.1g 32.09g White chocolate
Carbs 77g 59.24g Caramel
Calories 382kcal 539kcal White chocolate
Sugar 65.5g 59g White chocolate
Fiber 0g 0.2g White chocolate
Calcium 138mg 199mg White chocolate
Iron 0.14mg 0.24mg White chocolate
Magnesium 17mg 12mg Caramel
Phosphorus 114mg 176mg White chocolate
Potassium 214mg 286mg White chocolate
Sodium 245mg 90mg White chocolate
Zinc 0.44mg 0.74mg White chocolate
Copper 0.018mg 0.06mg White chocolate
Manganese 0.011mg 0.008mg Caramel
Selenium 1.8µg 4.5µg White chocolate
Vitamin A 42IU 30IU Caramel
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 9µg Caramel
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.96mg White chocolate
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0.5mg White chocolate
Vitamin B1 0.103mg 0.063mg Caramel
Vitamin B2 0.256mg 0.282mg White chocolate
Vitamin B3 0.148mg 0.745mg White chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.608mg Caramel
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.056mg
Folate 4µg 7µg White chocolate
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.56µg White chocolate
Choline 8mg 29.5mg White chocolate
Vitamin K 1.8µg 9.1µg White chocolate
Tryptophan 0.06mg Caramel
Threonine 0.192mg Caramel
Isoleucine 0.258mg Caramel
Leucine 0.417mg Caramel
Lysine 0.338mg Caramel
Methionine 0.107mg Caramel
Phenylalanine 0.205mg Caramel
Valine 0.285mg Caramel
Histidine 0.115mg Caramel
Cholesterol 7mg 21mg Caramel
Saturated Fat 2.476g 19.412g Caramel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.542g 9.097g White chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 3.478g 1.013g Caramel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Caramel White 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
15%
Caramel
22%
White chocolate
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Caramel
26%
White chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
White chocolate
White chocolate is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
White chocolate
White chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 155mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
White chocolate
White chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is richer in minerals?
White chocolate
White chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
White chocolate
White chocolate is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Caramel
Caramel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 16.936g)
Which food is cheaper?
Caramel
Caramel is cheaper (difference - $1)

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. Caramel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167974/nutrients
  2. White chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167571/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.