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Carob vs. Dove milk chocolate — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Carob and Dove milk chocolate

  • Dove milk chocolate has less Calcium, and Fiber.
  • Carob covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 49% more than Dove milk chocolate.
  • Dove milk chocolate contains 2 times less Calcium than Carob. Carob contains 303mg of Calcium, while Dove milk chocolate contains 160mg.
  • Dove milk chocolate has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, carob, unsweetened and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, DOVE Milk 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 Calcium +89.4%
Contains more Iron +16.2%
Contains less Sodium -41.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 91% 48% 26% 54% 56% 14% 96% 61% 18% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 48% 42% 0% 0% 0% 8.2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +89.4%
Contains more Iron +16.2%
Contains less Sodium -41.1%

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.
Carob
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Contains more Vitamin A +2820%
Contains more Vitamin C +60%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.6% 31% 0% 1.7% 25% 41% 20% 45% 30% 16% 35% 10% 19%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 18% 0% 0% 2.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +2820%
Contains more Vitamin C +60%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +37.2%
Contains more Other +180%
Equal in Fats - 31.72
Equal in Carbs - 59.78
Equal in Water - 1.61
8% 31% 56% 3%
Protein: 8.15 g
Fats: 31.36 g
Carbs: 56.29 g
Water: 1.54 g
Other: 2.66 g
6% 32% 60%
Protein: 5.94 g
Fats: 31.72 g
Carbs: 59.78 g
Water: 1.61 g
Other: 0.95 g
Contains more Protein +37.2%
Contains more Other +180%
Equal in Fats - 31.72
Equal in Carbs - 59.78
Equal in Water - 1.61

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.7%
97%
Saturated Fat: 29.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.483 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.295 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 19.24 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carob Dove milk chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 52.49g 57.38g Dove milk chocolate
Protein 8.15g 5.94g Carob
Fats 31.36g 31.72g Dove milk chocolate
Carbs 56.29g 59.78g Dove milk chocolate
Calories 540kcal 546kcal Dove milk chocolate
Sugar 34.11g 55.45g Carob
Fiber 3.8g 2.4g Carob
Calcium 303mg 160mg Carob
Iron 1.29mg 1.11mg Carob
Magnesium 36mg Carob
Phosphorus 126mg Carob
Potassium 633mg Carob
Sodium 107mg 63mg Dove milk chocolate
Zinc 3.53mg Carob
Copper 0.183mg Carob
Manganese 0.14mg Carob
Selenium 5.2µg Carob
Vitamin A 10IU 292IU Dove milk chocolate
Vitamin A RAE 1µg Carob
Vitamin E 1.57mg Carob
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0.8mg Dove milk chocolate
Vitamin B1 0.1mg Carob
Vitamin B2 0.178mg Carob
Vitamin B3 1.04mg Carob
Vitamin B5 0.75mg Carob
Vitamin B6 0.13mg Carob
Folate 21µg Carob
Vitamin B12 0.28µg Carob
Choline 19mg Carob
Vitamin K 7.7µg Carob
Cholesterol 1mg 18mg Carob
Trans Fat 0g 0.246g Carob
Saturated Fat 29.018g 19.24g Dove milk chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 0.483g Carob
Polyunsaturated fat 0.295g Carob

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carob Dove milk 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
21%
Carob
2%
Dove milk chocolate
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Carob
10%
Dove milk chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Dove milk chocolate
Dove milk chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dove milk chocolate
Dove milk chocolate is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.778g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carob
Carob is lower in Sugar (difference - 21.34g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Carob
Carob is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carob
Carob is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carob
Carob is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carob
Carob is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Carob - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167973/nutrients
  2. Dove milk chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168804/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.